Recent A.I. duPont graduate, Ramsey Lowery, has experienced a lot in his 4 years as a Tiger. A standout in the classroom and on the field, Lowery, like many of fellow graduates will be preparing for the next phase of his life. In the fall, Lowery will be headed to Howard University, but not before sitting down with the Community News to reflect on his high school career and discuss his future plans.
From his first days as a Tiger, Lowery was ready to lead the school’s football team behind center, as quarterback. Lowery improved every year, helping lead the Tigers to many victories on the gridiron, eventually leading to a successful 4-year career topped by a nod to play in the 2013 DFRC Blue/Gold All-Star Game.
“From my freshman year to my senior year I took the time to better my game during the year and in the offseason,” said Lowery. “Being a dynamic quarterback was an asset for our team and the offense we ran. “
A.I’s up-tempo style improved year after year behind Lowery’s progression at quarterback.
“In order to keep the defense honest and respect our offense as a whole it was my job to be able to move the ball through the air as well as on the ground,” said Lowery. “I accredit the progression in my game to all of my coaches that worked with me day in and out at practice, my teammates that challenged me on the field to perform better and all those that were a part of the A.I. football family.”
Fittingly, Lowery’s favorite moments leading the Tigers happened in similar fashion at opposite times of his career at A.I.
In his very first start as a freshmen, Lowery recalls a Tigers win on a miracle play late in the game. Lowery’s final start under center for the Tigers ended on a late interception return for a touchdown.
“My first and last varsity start for the football team played out in similar fashion,” said Lowery. “I’m still contemplating which win feels better, the starting point of an enjoyable career or the ecstatic finish to what I feel has been an accomplished career. “
While Lowery’s final high school football game ended in a loss in the Blue/Gold All-Star game, the experience working with the Blue/Gold buddy program was invaluable.
“To be a member of the Blue/Gold Game was a great honor for me,” said Lowery. “It is always a great feeling to see your involvement has a beneficial influence on someone else. I enjoyed my experience spending time with my buddy, Andrew Whitelock, and he made me realize how easy my life is compared to his.”
Page 2 of 2 - “It was a great feeling to be surrounded by the talents of all schools,” said Lowery. “ And participating in a game that stands for more than just the game of football.”
Now, Lowery is off to college to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he plans to study Actuarial Science, the study of analyzing data to predict future outcomes. Also, he’s decided not to play any sports at Howard for the time being, instead deciding to focus first on his studies.
And while he won’t be back on the field or court in the near future, he’ll never forget his time at A.I. duPont.
“The drama and excitement of the game never fails to give me a joyous feeling,” said Lowery. “With the band playing in the background, our fans cheering for the entirety of the game and just playing with my teammates made my Friday nights worthwhile.”