Another talented Kappa Sigma football player added himself to the roll of Brothers who have been drafted into the NFL. Brother Tay Gowan (Lambda-Epsilon, Central Florida, ’19) was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Gowan starred as a cornerback for the UCF Golden Knights in 2019 with 31 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 8 pass deflections. Some of his season highlights include a 6 tackle performance in a 41-28 victory against East Carolina, as well as an interception and 2 tackles in a heartbreaking 27-24 loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Brother Gowan will become at least the 103rd Kappa Sigma Brother to reach the professional ranks, and at least the 13th with the Arizona Cardinals franchise, the oldest team in the NFL. Other Kappa Sigma Cardinal greats include Hall-of-Famer Dan Dierdorf (Beta-Gamma, University of Missouri, ’79), Donny Anderson (Epsilon-Phi, Texas Tech, ’59), Paul Christman (Beta-Gamma, University of Missouri, ’38), Beryl Clark (Gamma-Kappa, University of Oklahoma, ’38), Regis Monahan (Alpha-Sigma, The Ohio State University, ’32), Joe Parker (Tau, The University of Texas at Austin, ’43), David Psaltis (Delta-Eta, University of Southern California, ’51), Floyd Rhea (Gamma-Alpha, University of Oregon, ’41), Floyd Sagely (Xi, University of Arkansas, ’52), Bill Stacy (Delta-Chi, Mississippi State University, ’57), Jerry Stovall (Gamma, Louisiana State University, ’93), and John Vesser (Gamma-Theta, University of Idaho, ’22).