Gregg Lowery was born in Michigan, and moved to Huntsville at age three. He attended Grissom High School and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He was a pitcher in baseball, who pitched a no-hitter for Ray Walker's team against Bradshaw; however, punting on the football team was where Gregg excelled. He was selected to the All-City Football Team in both 1977, and 1978, as a punter. Following graduation, Gregg signed a football scholarship with Coach Jim Fuller and the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks. He punted for the Gamecocks for four years and was named each year to the All-Gulf South Conference Team. During his Junior year, in 1981, Gregg was voted by his teammates as the Most Valuable Defensive Player. Coach Jim Fuller said, "I don't think I have ever heard of a punter getting such an award before. That honor is as good as any he could receive." He also led the nation with a 43-yard punting average in 1981, and was named to the Little All-American Team. After his Senior year, he was again named to the Little All-American Team, and one NFL Scout said that Gregg and Jim Arnold of Vanderbilt were the two best punters in all of college football in 1982. When Gregg graduated from Jacksonville, he held every Jacksonville punting record and every Gulf South Conference punting record. He received many letters from NFL teams about trying out with their teams, but he signed with the Birmingham Stallions of the United States Football League when they drafted him in the fourteenth round. Gregg was named to the Gulf South Conference Team of the Quarter Century by a panel of Sports Information Directors in 1996, and was also named to Jacksonville State's All Century Team in 2001. Gregg lists Larrie Robinson, Ronnie Massey, Ronnie Stapler, Ray Walker, Jim Fuller, Bubba Gibson, Bubba May and Louis Fleming as coaches and people that greatly influenced his athletic career. Gregg said, "I will always remember the undying support from my parents and family from the time I was seven years old until the end of my football career. During my workouts my mother would chart hang times and record distances while my father and brother shagged punts in the dead of summer." Gregg and his wife Jennifer have four children, Zach, Paige, Jenna and Cara.