Scouting Report: Dorian Cowart Jr., RB, South Dakota School of Mines

Number: #21 | Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL | Height: 5074 | Weight: 190 | Forty: 4.49E | Birthdate: 07.27.94 | Trainer: Scott Benson Sports Training | Agent: Unsigned (Contact:


Don’t be deceived by the small stature, this back plays with big time action and focused demeanor. The most impressive attributes of his game would include his sharp cutback ability, as he flashes quick feet, to go along with excellent vision. He has been used in an array of ways including running back, slot receiver and return man. He can also serve as a decoy when he doesn’t get the ball, as he will be put in motion before the snap, which causes confusion for the opponent. His versatility is a huge plus, in addition, he has played on all four special teams units and gained over 1,000 all-purpose yards as a senior, while touching the ball just 162 times for the Hardrockers (All-RMAC honorable mention in 2017). He doesn’t usually go down upon first contact and gains plenty of yards after contact, despite his lack of height. In fact, his size helps him hide behind his offensive lineman, making it difficult to locate him at times before he puts his head down explodes through the hole for a big gain. He possesses strong lower leg strength and also has the agility to whip out the occasional spin move, leaving would be tacklers in his dust. He has also demonstrated strong hands and the ability to adapt to badly thrown passes. His blocking will need improvement. A JUCO transfer, he began his career at Jacksonville University (NCAA – FCS) in 2014, before transferring to Feather River College (JUCO) in 2015 and ultimately finishing up his collegiate career for South Dakota School of Mines. He checks out clean off the field and has no history of any medical issues or past injuries. Holds a bachelor degree in Industrial engineering. He has been praised for his game preparation and attention to detail by the coaching staff. He participated in the National Bowl on December 10th of 2017 and also played in the Dream Bowl during mid-January of 2018. Playing at a small school and being tabbed as undersized are two of the labels that he’ll be facing during the draft evaluation process but his film is impressive enough to warrant a look. He’s a ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ type runner who if the NFL doesn’t pan out, could go onto star in the CFL as a gadget player/offensive weapon and special teams return ace.


South Dakota School of Mines (NCAA – DII) in 2017: Recorded 117 carries for 627 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns, 38 receptions for 362 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown, seven kick returns for 128 yards and three punt returns for 15 yards, while earning All Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Honorable Mention honors.

South Dakota School of Mines (NCAA – DII) in 2016: Recorded 131 carries for 831 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns, 19 receptions for 249 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown and four kick returns for 98 yards.

Feather River College (JUCO) in 2015: Recorded 101 carries for 458 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown, 13 receptions for 86 receiving yards and 16 kick returns for 373 yards, while earning NorCal League Honorable Mention honors.

Jacksonville University (NCAA – FCS) in 2014: Did not play.


High School Honors: All-Conference, Team Captain.

Favorite Community Service Project: Habitat restore

Favorite Pro Sports Team: Dolphins

Last Book I Read: N/A

Favorite Athlete (other than myself): Tj Logan , Darren Sproles, Ray Rice.

My “Walk-Out” Music (song / artist): Kodak black- Skrilla.

Best Binge-Worthy TV Show: Friday Night Lights.

Siblings: Darrion Cowart , Bryce Henry , Bryah Henry , Bobby Henry III

Parents Names: Dorian Cowart Sr, Dominica Nesbitt , Bobby Henry Jr.

Why I’m Proud To Be A Member of The Hardrocker Football Program: Because of the people that makes up the football program , the coaches , players , and the people who works athletic office that’s shows nothing but love and make its feel like a family.

What do you want to do after you graduate (career): Pursue a professional football career at the next level and graduate college.


YEAR   ATT      YDS     TD       REC      YDS     TD       KR       YDS

2015    101      458      1          13        86        0          16        373

2016    131      831      7          19        249      1          4          98

2017    117      627      5          38        362      1          7          128

Career: 349      1,916   13        70        697      2          27        599