Growing up in northern Utah, James Cowser found his love for sports as a child and while he played on the court and the field, he was always drawn to football.
“I was just better at football,” Cowser said. “Football just brings out that emotion in you. It’s intense and exciting.”
Cowser’s first impression of SUU comes from having ties to its Shakespeare Festival, but the football field is where he left his mark. Cowser broke the all time sacks and tackles for loss records for the FCS as a Thunderbird, and hopes to continue on that success at the next level as a potential 2016 NFL Draft pick.
While football consumed a large part of his time at SUU, Cowser excelled in the classroom graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2014 and is currently finishing his master’s of professional communication.“SUU has been incredible for me,” he said. “I love the programs I’ve been in. It’s sparked my love for academics and I enjoy studying and learning. Putting that effort into that, there has been more to life than just football. SUU has really sparked that balance for me.”