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#16 Dean Marlowe
Position: Free Safety
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
High School: Holy Cross
Major: Sport & Recreation Management
Experience: 2 Letters
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Career Highlights

  • Preseason All-CAA selection in 2013
  • Two-time All-CAA selection, garnering first-team honors in 2012
  • One of three freshmen to earn All-CAA in 2011, as he was named to the third team
  • Also named 2012 First Team All-State after being 2011 Second Team All-State by Roanoke Times and VaSID
  • Has 153 career tackles and seven interceptions, along with 7.5 tackles for loss
  • Had career-high 12 tackles on two occasions

2012: Started all 11 games at safety for the Dukes... Earned First Team All-CAA, as the only sophomore on the CAA defensive first team and one of four non-seniors... Also honored as First Team All-State by Roanoke Times and VaSID... One of the leaders on a JMU defense that was second in the CAA in scoring, first in rushing stats and fifth in pass defense... Had a career season-high 82 tackles on the year including 44 solos, 5.0 for loss, seven passes defended, team-high tying three interceptions, one forced fumble and one safety... Had a career high-tying 12 tackles in the home win over William & Mary, one of two games with 10 or more tackles on the year... Ranked second on the team, ninth in the CAA overall and third among CAA defensive backs at 7.45 tackles per game and 7.63 in league contests... Tied for eighth in the CAA with three interceptions (0.27 per game).

2011: Named Third Team All-CAA as a safety, one of just three freshman to earn All-CAA honors on the defensive side of the ball... Also earned Roanoke Times Second Team Division I All-State and VaSID Second Team All-Virginia honors... Started 12 of 13 games played at safety... Fourth on the team and tops among defensive backs in tackles with 71, including 2.5 for a loss... Led the team with four interceptions... Had four tackles and an interception in his first career start against North Carolina... Made five tackles, including 1.5 for a loss against Central Connecticut State... Recorded four tackles and intercepted a pass against Villanova... Had a season-high 12 tackles, one tackle for a loss  and a pass breakup against New Hampshire... Made eight tackles and had one interception against Rhode Island... Had three tackles and an interception against Massachusetts... Posted five tackles at North Dakota State in the NCAA Second Round.

2010: Retained the year of eligibility after redshirting.

High School: Two-way starter at quarterback and defensive back coach Tom Pugh at Holy Cross... As a senior was New York Post and New York Daily News Queens Player of the Year... Team lost in the New York CHSFL semifinals... First-Team All-Queens and All-New York City as a quarterback... Threw for 1,657 yards and 15 touchdowns... rushed for 797 yards and 15 touchdowns... Had 63 tackles and five interceptions, one of which was returned 102 yards for a touchdown... As a junior was First-Team All-CHSFL, All-Queens, and All-New York City... Team reached CHSFL quarterfinals... Had 75 tackles and six interceptions in his junior season and combined for more than 750 punt and kickoff returns yards one touchdown... Team MVP his senior year... Offensive MVP in 2009 CHSFL Senior Bowl All-Star Game... Selected to play in New York High School Football Classic, picking off three passes and leading the Downstate squad to a win... Also picked to Outback Steakhouse Empire Challenge All-Star Game in June, where he helped the New York City team defeat the Long Island squad... Ran track... First Honors Honor Roll (91 average or better) freshman through senior years... St. Clair academic tutor volunteer.

Personal: Parents are Lisa and Mike Neil... intends to major in kinesiology.