Malik McDowell - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 23, 2022

Malik McDowell
Profession: Football player
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : June 20, 1996 (age 27)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Malik McDowell
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: Greg McDowell
Mother's Name: Joya Crowe
Siblings: N/A
High School: Southfield High School
University: Michigan State University
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.98 meter (6 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 136 kg (299.83 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Malik McDowell?

Malik McDowell is a football player by profession and American by nationality. He is a defensive tackle and is currently a free agent and had played college football at Michigan State, having been drafted by Seattle Seahawks.

Malik McDowell (MLive)

Malik McDowell – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Malik McDowell’s birth took place on June 20, 1996, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was born to his father Greg McDowell and his mother Joya Crowe.

Other facts about his family including siblings and childhood are not known to the public.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Loyola High School and later Southfield High School. After graduation, he enrolled at Michigan State University with a commitment to play college football.

His ethnicity is African-American.

Malik McDowell – Girlfriend, Relationship

McDowell seems to be a single man. There have been no past records of his girlfriends or relationships. Although we take him to be single, a secret affair cannot be ruled out.

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Malik McDowell (Image: NBC Sports)

Malik McDowell – Career

Early Career

Malik McDowell had a successful high school football career. He was rated by as a five-star recruit, the second-best defensive end in his class, and 26th best player overall. 

At  Michigan State University, McDowell played college football under head coach Mark Dantonio. In 2015 he was named an All-American by Fox Sports and on November 29, 2016, was named Second Team All-Big Ten.

It was announced on December 5, 2016, that Malik McDowell had signed with an agent. He entered the 2017 NFL Draft and received an invitation to the NFL Combine. There he completed every combine drill but was not able to complete the short shuttle and three-cone drill.

Malik McDowell also attended nine private workouts and visited several NFL teams. ESPN and NFL analyst Bucky Brooks ranked him as the top defensive tackle available in the draft. He was also ranked the third-best interior defensive lineman by NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.

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Malik McDowell (Seahawks Wire)

Professional Career

In the 2017 NFL Draft, Malik McDowell was selected by Seattle Seahawks in the second round (35th overall). In May of the same year, he signed a four-year, $6.95 million, $4.40 million guaranteed, and the bonus of $3.19 million contract with Seattle Seahawks.

In 2017 he was placed on the non-football injury list due to the injuries from the ATV accident. And on July 26, 2018, he was placed on the non-football injury designation followed by the reserve/non-football injury list the next day.

But he never played a professional game with the Seattle Seahawks and was officially released on March 2, 2019.

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Malik McDowell – Legal Issues

In July 2017 Malik McDowell was involved in an ATV accident and was on the reserve by Seattle Seahawks. 

In February 2019 he got into a scuffle with local police. According to reports, police had stopped his car for over-speeding. Malik McDowell was charged with 2 counts of felony assaulting and resisting, 1 misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated, and one misdemeanor of driving on a suspended license.

McDowell’s blood samples showed that he had a BAC of .189, which is two times the legal limit. He was sentenced to 11 months in jail.

Malik McDowell's scuffle with local police (TMZ)

Malik McDowell – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth and salary are under review and will soon be updated.

Malik McDowell – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Malik McDowell is present on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram but the accounts have not been updated since 2017.

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