On Saturdays in the fall, you’ll find Reuben Lowery III on the football field. The two-time SoCon Defensive Player of the Week and SoCon Defensive Player of the Month can also be found in the lab and classroom pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

While he makes tackles on the field, Rueben also tackles gravity as a member of the record-breaking UTC Rocket Mocs – a student amateur rocketry group that earned NASA recognition as one of the best in the country for a fifth consecutive year in 2023. The senior from Powder Spring, Ga. will be graduating in May of 2024 and plans to become a professional engineer.

As a leader both on and off the field, Rueben’s impact on others is highlighted by his Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nomination. This award has meant more to him than any other as it represents “work not seen” and how he has helped others. His time as a student-athlete at UTC has been shaped by both the scholarship funds and life-long friends found within the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) organization.

“Reuben is a fantastic young man,” UTC football coach Rusty Wright shares. “He is the very definition of student-athlete and what this team is all about. He’s a dedicated student excelling in a challenging degree program, a pillar in the campus community and plays a vital role in our defense.”

Reuben Lowery III

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Powder Springs, GA
Sport: Football

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