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At Navy: Enters the fall as a starter at slot back after starting six games there last year ... coming off a very good junior season ... a dangerous receiver out of the backfield ... part of a stable of quality slot backs ... outstanding blocker on the perimeter ... plays with a great deal of fire ... All-East candidate ... has earned one varsity letter.

2011: Played in all 12 games, starting six ... rushed for 340 yards on 35 carries over the course of the season, averaging 9.7 yards per carry ... scored five rushing touchdowns, the second most on the team ... also caught four passes for 96 yards (24.0 yds/catch) ... part of a Navy offense that finished the season ranked No. 4 nationally in rushing offense, averaging 312.25 yards per game ... carried the ball just once for four yards in the win over Army ... rushed for six yards on a pair of carries against San Jose State ... gained 15 yards on three carries, including a one-yard touchdown run against SMU in third quarter ... carried the ball three times for 15 years against Troy and caught one pass for a season-long 42-yard gain ... carried the ball twice for 22 yards at Notre Dame ... rushed for 49 yards on a career-high tying seven carries in Navy's Homecoming loss to East Carolina ... caught a then season-long 40-yard pass from Kriss Proctor in the Mids' 21-20 loss at Rutgers ... carried the ball seven times for 66 yards and a touchdown in the Mids' 63-35 loss to Southern Miss ... also caught one pass for a gain of nine yards ... carried the ball just once for five yards against Air Force and also made one catch for a gain of five yards ... making his first-career start, rushed for 32 yards on four carries against 10th-ranked South Carolina which featured a 27-yard TD run ... in a span of five carries dating back to the Western Kentucky game, he scored three touchdowns, 50 and 57-yd TDs at Western Kentucky and 27-yd (7:43, 1Q) at South Carolina (2nd carry of game) ... the two 50-yard touchdown runs against Western Kentucky marked just the fourth time since 1996 that a Navy player had two 50-plus yard scoring plays in the same game and just the second time during that period where both were runs ... posted a career-high 113 yards on three carries and two touchdowns at Western Kentucky ... it marked his first-career 100-yard rushing effort ... paired up with Alexander Teich to mark the 37th time in program history that Navy has produced a 100-yard tandem in a game ... his 50-yard touchdown to open the game (13:08, 1Q) was the longest run of his career before scoring a 57-yard touchdown run on just his second touch of the game.

2010: A member of Navy's offensive unit that finished the season ranked sixth in the country in rushing offense (284.77 yds/gm) and ninth in pass efficiency ... in his first season as a member of the varsity, gained 102 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns ... also caught a pair of passes for 102 yards and two TDs ... carried the ball four times for 25 yards in Navy's Poinsettia Bowl loss against San Diego State ... caught a 77-yard TD pass from Ricky Dobbs in the first quarter of the Army gmae ... it was the longest pass play in Army-Navy series history, besting the previous long of 69 yards from Brian Broadwater to Ryan Rea in the 1998 Army-Navy game ... carried the ball twice for 15 yards and a TD in the Mids' home contest against Central Michigan ... his six-yard TD run late in the third quarter was his first-career rushing touchdown ... gained a career-high 26 yards on two carries, including a long rush of 15 yards at East Carolina ... Navy's offense put up 76 points in the win over East Carolina, setting a modern day scoring record ... it's the most points scored by the Mids since Navy defeated Colby, 121-0, on Nov. 15, 1919 ...Navy finished the game with a season-high 521 yards rushing, marking the first time the Mids have topped the 500-yard rushing milestone since Aug. 30, 2008, when the Mids ran for 558 yards against Towson ... it's tied as the fifth-best rushing performance in school history ... Navy's 596 yards of total offense marks its best offensive day since finishing with 602 yards against Towson on Aug. 30, 2008 ... it goes down as the 16th-most yards (tied) in program history ... rushed for six yards on one carry in Navy's win over Notre Dame ... carried the ball once for six yards in Navy's come-from-behind win over SMU ... rushed for eight yards on one carry at Louisiana Tech ... caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Ricky Dobbs which was Howell's first-career TD on what was only his second-career touch of the ball ... shut down Georgia Southern fullback Tobi Akinniranye on a fake punt, giving the ball to the Mids at the Georgia Southern 40 ... it marked his first-collegiate tackle ... gained 13 yards on his lone carry against Maryland in what was his collegiate debut.

2009: Did not see any varsity action ... was the winner of the Collins/Roos Class of 1949 Junior Varsity Most Valuable Player Award after the 2009 season.

High School / Personal: A 2009 graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School, Howell was a two-sport standout earning letters in football (3) and track & field (1) ... garnered all-league honors as a junior and senior ... Second-Team All-State (Pa.) selection in 2007 who was named the Pac 10 Two-Way Player of the Year ... named the Big Ticket Small School MVP in 2007, while earning First-Team All-Intelligencer mention ... twice named a nominee for the Old Spice Player of the Year ... selected as the co-team MVP as a sophomore and the MVP in his junior and senior years ... led the football team to district and conference titles in 2007 with an 11-2 record ... son of John and Liz Howell ... majoring in oceanography.

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