Adam Edward Dowe, inducted into the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, was a dual sport athlete who was recognized for his achievements on the Wasps football squad in the early 1990s.
Dowe lettered in football from 1990-93. In 1990, he was awarded Second Team All-ODAC defensive squad honors and was voted Most Improved by his teammates. In the 1992 season, the E&H defense was ranked number one nationally in regular season scoring. That year he again received Second Team All ODAC honors as well as First Team All-State recognition.
Dowe served as captain his senior year. He capped off his career by earning team Outstanding Defensive Lineman, First Team All-Conference and All-State honors, and NCAA/USA Today All-America Third Team recognition. He ended his career ranked fifth on the all-time ODAC Career Sack List, with 28 sacks. Additionally, he had 59 QB hurries, 221 tackles, and 23 tackles for a loss.
Dowe also lettered in varsity baseball. During his baseball career he played in all 42 games, starting 49. He was named to the All-ODAC Second Team in 1993 and was voted team captain in 1994. In 1993, he helped the baseball team to its most successful season in 16 years.
Dowe received the T.L Porterfield Memorial Award, which is the highest honor Emory & Henry bestows on male athletes, in recognition of his athleticism, leadership, and character. He graduated from E&H in 1994 with a degree in chemistry.