2012 (Senior): Played in all 13 games ... served as the Irish starting long snapper each of his last four seasons ... had one tackle against Purdue (Sept. 8) with the special teams unit in the home opener ... known for his quick snaps that effectively prevented opponents from blocking punts ... Notre Dame did not have a punt block since his arrival on campus.
2011 (JUNIOR): Saw action in nine games, serving as the team's starting short snapper on field goals and extra points ... did not play vs. Air Force, USC, Navy or Wake Forest ... also served as the long snapper for punts for part of the year ... missed four games with a hand injury.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in every game for the Irish during the 2010 season as the long snapper on punts ... snapped for 68 punts on the year without one being blocked ... registered a special teams tackle against Utah.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Started every game as freshman as long snapper on punts for the Irish ... did not play against Navy as Irish did not punt against Midshipmen ... snapped on all 45 punts during season and also logged 30 seconds of action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 66th overall "athlete" according to ESPN ... strictly a long snapper in high school at St. Thomas Aquinas High School ... made 370 long snaps during four-year high school career ... member of 2007 and 2008 Florida Class 5A state championship teams ... Raiders finished their season ranked first nationally by USA Today and ESPN Rise ... high school teammate of fellow Irish signee Ben Turk ... hails from same high school as former Notre Dame offensive lineman Dan Wenger ... played for coach George F. Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas ... born July 19, 1991 ... son of Jodi and Gary Cowart ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in Sociology.