Parents are Kathlene and David Howell ... one of six children, younger brother, Dave, plays defensive line for the University of Miami (Fla.) ... recruited by Washington, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Miami (Fla.) and New Mexico.
In 2001: Redshirted
Earned team Most Valuable Player honors as a senior ... a Palm Beach County All-County selection ... named Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinal Super II ... earned top defensive back honors at the Glades All-Star Camp ... qualified for the state track championships in the 200-meters ... also lettered in track and baseball.
2001 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted as a true freshman.
2002 | Freshman Year
Saw action in nine games during the season ... earned letterman honors ... credited with two tackles on the season.
2003 | Sophomore Year
Competed in seven games during the season ... earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... saw action at cornerback and on special teams ... credited with two tackles on the season ... did not participate in spring drills due to injury.
2004 | Junior Year
Participated in spring drills ... posted three tackles in the annual Blue-White scrimmage.
2005 | Senior Year
Earned letterman honors ... played on special teams and at cornerback ... played in eight games during the season ... credited with five tackles, including four solo takedowns ... participated in spring drills.