James Rowe

App State


Conference: Sun Belt

Coach Stats

Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
Before this year, Rowe spent the previous three seasons as the Washington Redskins’ assistant defensive backs coach, where he helped cornerbacks like Quinton Dunbar, Josh Norman and Fabian Moreau rank among the league leaders in turnovers forced. In 2017, he helped Washington rank third among NFL teams in completion percentage allowed and ninth in passing yards allowed. Rowe was the defensive coordinator at D-II powerhouse Valdosta State in 2016, when VSU led the nation with 27 interceptions, and was a graduate assistant with one of college football’s best defenses in 2015 at Florida.
Coach's Past Performance
Shemar Jean-Charles is No. 1 in the FBS in passes defended (17), passes broken up (16) and passes defended per game (1.7). He has 33 tackles and one interception.Shaun Jolly is fourth on the team in tackles (41) and has 6 PBUs, 2 forced fumbles and 2.0 TFLs.Steven Jones has 17 tackles, 3 PBUs and one interception for a TD.
Team Record and Standings
Appalachian State has a 7-3 overall record and a 5-2 record in the Sun Belt Conference
Team/Unit Stats
7-3 overall5-2 Sun Belt2nd place in Sun Belt East
Individual Player Stats
Total Defense – 310.0 ypg (12th FBS)Scoring Defense – 18.6 ppg (18th)Pass Defense – 172.3 ypg (11th)Pass Defense Effic. – 98.79 (4th)Pass TDs per game – 0.9 (T-8th)Pass yards per att. – 5.8 (T-9th)Opp. Completion % – 47.1 (1st)Passes defended – 65 (1st)Passes broken up – 54 (T-1st)Interceptions – 11 (T-13th)