In 2016, Texas junior kicker Joshua Rowland was a stud, making all of his extra points and converting 60-percent of his field goals. But after losing the starting job in 2018, Rowland entered the transfer portal, and has found his destination.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Rowland is transferring to Texas State. Per the report, he is a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible to play in 2019.
Rowland began his playing career in junior college with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, going 25-of-31 on field goals and 76-of-77 on extra points over two seasons. He transferred to Texas in 2017 and quickly earned his spot on the roster.
Confirmed Rowland is a grad transfer with one year left to play at #TXST. Bobcats get an experienced kicker late in the offseason. He made 11 of 18 field goals, 38-38 on extra points and 34 touchbacks on 69 kickoffs at #HookEm. https://t.co/a9SWCT6kcI
— Keff Ciardello (@Keff_C) June 25, 2019
In 2017, his lone year as Texas’ starting kicker, he went 38-of-38 on extra points and made 11 of 18 field goals. But in 2018 he lost the job to freshman Cameron Dicker, who seems to have the job on lock heading into 2019.
Texas State had one of the worst kicking units in 2018, converting 42.9-percent of field goals and just 87.1-percent on extra points – both at or near the bottom of the FBS.
The spot for Rowland reportedly opened up recently when the school confirmed that kicker Chris Kessler was no longer with the team.
Texas State is also still seeking their first-ever bowl game. Perhaps Rowland’s strong kicking can be the x-factor that helps get them there.