79 Troy Kowalski
Troy  Kowalski


Glendale, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain Ridge HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 307




Football Set To Open Spring Practice

There are 13 returning starters among more than 80 players suiting up for spring practice.


Spartans Open Their 99th Football Season At Tulsa

In a 3-3 series, the Spartans return to Tulsa for the first time in 12 years.

AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his fourth season with the Spartans... Two-season starter in the offensive line... His 21 career starts are the most among returning San Jose State offensive linemen... Can play either tackle position and long snap... Among the strongest players on the team... Personal best 645 pounds in the back squat and 635 pounds in the dead lift...Signed a National Letter-of-Intent with San José State in February 2014.

2017: Saw action in all 13 games and was a starter 12 times... All his starts were at left tackle.

2016: Played in 11 games and started the first eight games at left tackle... The first of two freshmen to start in the offensive line during the season... Also started at Boise State (11/4) for his ninth start of the year.

2015: Completed a redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coach Bobby Green) and track and field at Mountain Ridge High in Glendale, Ariz.... A two-time second-team All-West Valley Preps selection... Named his team's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman his junior and senior seasons... Concluded his high school football career playing in the January 2014 B2G West Coast Bowl in Redondo Beach, Calif. ... A shot put specialist for his track and field team... Placed 20th at the 2013 Arizona Division I State Track and Field Championships.

MORE ON TROY: A justice studies major... Is interested in becoming a police officer or a private investigator... He is a native of Glendale, Ariz.