Saw action in seven games with one start as a sophomore offensive lineman … Also plays on special teams … Made first career start at left guard at Cornell (Nov. 11).
Did not see any action … Contributed on the offensive line.
A 2016 graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Marty Euverard … All-State honoree … Nashville Area All-Region honoree … Blue-Grey All-American on the offensive line … Member of the 2014 Tennessee State Division 2 state champion and 2015 Tennessee State Runner-Up football team at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville … Led the Big Red to an 11-2 overall record, 5-1 conference record and a Class 2A state finals appearance as a senior in 2015 … The Big Red lost a 56-55 double overtime decision to Brentwood Academy in the state title game … Rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com … Ranked the state of Tennessee’s No. 77 recruit and No. 177 overall offensive guard by 247sports … Also competed in wrestling and track and field … Earned three letters in wrestling and two in track & field … Took third place in the heavyweight division at the 2014 Tennessee State Wrestling Tournament … Personal best in the shot put was a 41-2 throw.
Born Joseph Redford Scowden on July 23, 1998 … Son of Eric and Liz Scowden … Parents attended the University of Kentucky … Chose Columbia over offers from Richmond, Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, Memphis, Navy, Northwestern, Penn, Princeton, Tennessee Tech, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Western Carolina and Yale … Enrolled at Columbia College.