|Born||April 15, 1943|
|1963–1965||San Diego State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1966||San Diego State (GA)|
|1967||San Diego State (QB/WR)|
|1968–1972||San Diego State (OC)|
|1973||St. Louis Cardinals (WR)|
|1976||Boise State (OC)|
|1980||Denver Broncos (OC)|
|1981–1982||Denver Broncos (WR)|
|1983–1984||St. Louis Cardinals (OC/QB)|
|1987–1989||Atlanta Falcons (OC)|
|1990–1993||Washington Redskins (QB)|
|1994||Cleveland Browns (QB)|
|1997–1998||New York Giants (QB)|
|1999–2001||Philadelphia Eagles (OC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Rodney Douglas Dowhower (born April 15, 1943) is a former American football player and coach. He was the head coach at Stanford University and Vanderbilt University; in between he was the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).
Dowhower was promoted to head coach at Stanford on January 9, 1979, left in January 1980 to become the offensive coordinator for the NFL's Denver Broncos under head coach Red Miller. With a change in ownership in February 1981, Dan Reeves became the head coach the following month; Dowhower stayed on staff as the receivers coach.a day after predecessor Bill Walsh announced his departure to lead the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, After leading the Cardinal to a 5–5–1 record in 1979, he
Dowhower was later the head coach for two seasons at Vanderbilt (1995, 1996), but won just four games for a career college football record of 9–23–1 (.288). Previously, he was the head coach of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts for two years (1985, 1986), where he tallied a record of 5–24 (.172), and was fired after losing the first thirteen games in 1986.
Dowhower attended San Diego State University, where he played quarterback for the Aztecs. He served as an assistant coach at San Diego State, UCLA, and Boise State. Dowhower was an assistant coach for seven NFL teams: the St. Louis Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns (under Bill Belichick), New York Giants, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
|Stanford Cardinals (Pacific-10 Conference)(1979)|
|Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference)(1995–1996)|
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|IND||1985||5||11||0||.313||4th in AFC East||–||–||–||–|
|IND||1986||0||13||0||.000||5th in AFC East||–||–||–||–|
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