As a Sophomore (2023)

  • Appeared in the final six games of the 2023 season
  • Finished the year with five total tackles and one sack
  • Made his collegiate debut vs. UCLA (Oct. 21) ... totaled three tackles (one solo, two assisted), as well as his first collegiate sack in the game
  • Recorded a tackle against No. 5 Washington (Oct. 28)
  • Had a solo tackle at No. 12 Oregon State (Nov. 11)

As a Freshman (2022)

  • Stanford Scout Team Player of the Week- Defense (Week 8- ASU)
  • Did not compete, retains ability to redshirt

Prior to Stanford

  • Ranked No. 44 in the state of California by On3, No. 45 by 247Sports, No. 59 by ESPN, No. 61 by Rivals and No. 81 by PrepStar
  • On the defensive line, ranked No. 58 by PrepStar, No. 69 by ESPN (DE), No. 65 by On3, and No. 70 by 247Sports
  • First team all-state selection as a senior
  • Named second team all-state as a junior
  • Three-time all conference
  • Three-time team Defensive Player of the Year
  • Team Captains Award
  • Three-time scholar-athlete
  • As a sophomore, made 58 tackles, 11 TFLs, five sacks and 15 QB hurries
  • In six-game, spring junior season, made 56 tackles, 13 TFLs, a sack and 12 QB hurries
  • As a senior, made 60 tackles, 16 TFLs, five sacks and 18 QB hurries
  • Earned varsity letters in football and baseball


  • Son of Greg Rowell and Kristi Smith
  • Older sibling is Jordan, who plays soccer at San Jose State
  • Great uncles, Skip and Roger Crist, played football at Stanford . . . Skip played in the 1951 Rose Bowl
  • Great grandfather and grandmother also attended Stanford
  • Enjoys basketball, golf, skiing and going to the beach
  • Interested in majoring in communication