2007: Elected to take a redshirt year as a true freshman wide receiver.
High School: Shallowater High School, Shallowater, Texas ... As a senior, caught 30 passes for 420 yards and six touchdowns ... Registered 18 receptions for 295 yards and two touchdowns as a junior ... Three-year letterwinner as a tight end/defensive end for the Mustangs ... Two-time all-district pick in basketball ... Was a member of Mustangs' 2004 state championship team and its 2007 state runner-up team ... President of National Honor Society ... Named to school's all A honor roll ... Also participated in student council and Spanish Club ... Coached by Speedy Faith at the District 3-2A school.
Personal: The son of Bill and Sheri Sowder, Andrew L. Sowder was born July 2, 1988, in Lubbock, Texas ... His father is a Lubbock County judge, while his mother, a Baylor graduate, is a school teacher ... Business major.