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James Madison Safety Dean Marlowe Gaining Traction as a Pro Prospect

Dean Marlowe was a two-way starter at quarterback and defensive back at Holy Cross high school in Queens, New York. As a high school senior, he threw for 1,657 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also rushed for 797 yards and 15 touchdowns. On the defensive side of the football Marlowe had 63 tackles and five interceptions. Though Marlowe received offers from FBS programs, he ultimately decided to commit to James Madison University.

Marlowe redshirted his first year on campus, but in his second year as a redshirt freshman he was named Third Team All-CAA as a safety after he recorded 71 tackles and four interceptions. As a redshirt sophomore he garnered First Team All-CAA honors after tallying 82 tackles and three interceptions. Marlowe finished last season with 77 tackles and one interception, and made Third Team All-CAA as a punt returner. Marlowe averaged 7.4 yards on 14 punt returns.

Heading into the 2014 season, Marlowe was voted Preseason All-America as he’s racked up 52 tackles through the first seven games.


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Marlowe does an exceptional job as an “alley defender” and has proven to have tremendous instincts against the run during his time at James Madison. He’s also very versatile as he is capable of mirroring wide receivers and locating the football in the air. In addition to his versatility, Marlowe is an outstanding leader and was elected team captain prior to the 2014 season.

Marlowe has the range, competitive nature and tackling ability necessary to have success at the next level at the free safety position. If he receives an invite to the East-West Shrine Game, or the Senior Bowl (which his play suggests he deserves), he will continue to open the eyes of scouts and NFL decision makers.


NGSC Sports had the pleasure of speaking with Dean Marlowe about his football journey, as well as his aspirations beyond this season. Please listen to below phone interview with James Madison’s star safety.



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