Janiah Downing
Janiah Downing


North Marion, Fla.

High School:
North Marion

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 310



2005: Started all but one game at right guard ... missed the Missouri State game with a concussion ... blocked for the No. 1 ranked passing offense and No. 2 rushing offense in the Gateway.

2004: Started all 11 games at right guard ... Redbird passing offense ranked No. 1 in the league and No. 37 nationally.

2003: Saw action in 10 games as a reserve.

2002: Redshirted. North Marion HS: Named conference offensive lineman of the year ... first team all-state ... first team all-area junior and senior seasons ... won back-to-back district championships his junior and senior seasons ... his team finished 8-3 senior season ... lettered in football, track and field and weightlifting ... coached by Craig Damon.

Data: Born 7-3-84 ... son of Carl and Myra Sherman and Johnny Downing ... major: exercise science ... five-time member of the AFNI Honor Roll ... named vice-president of Illinois State's SAAC.