Facts of Desmond Howard
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||50 years old|
|Family Name :||Howard|
|Birth Country :||United States|
|Birth Sign :||Taurus|
|Height :||5 Feet 10 Inch|
|Name||Desmond Kevin Howard|
|Birth Name||Desmond Kevin Howard|
|Birth Place/City||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Profession||professional football player,|
|Working For||currently working for ESPN as a college football analyst & Desmond Howard is also the color commentator for Detroit Lions pre-season games on the Detroit Lions Television Network.|
|Salary||$14 million is currently working for ESPN as a college football analyst.|
|Weight in KG||85 kg|
|Affair with||Rebkah Howard|
|Married to||Rebkah Howard|
|Education||bachelor's degree in communications from University of Michigan|
|Awards||Heisman Trophy & "College Player of the Year" in 1991 and Valuable Player, 1997.|
Desmond Kevin Howard is a college football analyst for ESPN and former NFL wide receiver, kickoff and punt returner. For the Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions, he played professionally in the National football League. He helped his team to get the Super Bowl as well as voted the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXI and is also the first and only special team’s player to win the award.
Early Life And Education Of Desmond Howard
Desmond Howard was born on 15 May 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio to J.D. Howard and Hattie Howard. He has a brother named Jermaine Howard. His birth sign is Taurus.
While studying at St. Joseph High School, he received All-Ohio and All-American honors. He is the receiver of three varsity letters each in football, track, and basketball.
During his high school career at the University of Michigan, he won Maxwell Award, Heisman Trophy, and Walter Camp Award. He completed graduation with a bachelor's degree in communications in 1992.
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He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011. He stands at a height of 5.83 feet (1.78m).
Desmond Howard's Career
After a successful college career, he became the part of Washington Redskins. He was fourth overall in the 1992 NFL Draft. Mostly known as a return specialist, he's also played wide receiver.
In 1995, he played a season with the Jacksonville Jaguars and was selected in the 1995 NFL expansion draft. He's most recognized with his performance for the Green Bay Packers in 1996 and played until 1999.
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Most reportedly, he also played for the Oakland Raiders for a year and Detroit Lions for three years. He spent the rest of his career until his retirement after the 2002 season.
Throughout his career, he received 12,155 all-purpose yards throughout his professional career.
Recently, Desmond, 48, is working as a college football analyst for ESPN. He traveled with Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, and Rece Davis during the pre-game show ESPN College Gameday to marquee matchup sites.
He is also the color commentator for Detroit Lions pre-season games on the Detroit Lions TV network.
Desmond Howard's Awards And Achievements
During his college career in the University of Michigan, he became the winner of Heisman Trophy in 1991. The former NFL player was voted the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXI. He is the first and the only special teams player to grab the prestigious award.
He was ranked the ninth greatest return specialist in NFL history by NFL Network's NFL Top 10 return races.
Desmond Howard's Net Worth
Howard has an estimated net worth of about $14 million at present. Though details about his previous contracts are not revealed, he had a $6 million deal with the Oakland Raiders.
The College GameDay analyst signed a multi-year deal to remain ESPN still, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Desmond Howard's Personal Life
Howard is living a blessed life with his wife Rebekah Howard. Rebekah is a licensed attorney and a marketing and event manager executive having more than 15 years of experience in her work.
She is also the executive director of The Tamika Huston Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps families and relatives of missing people.
The couple is currently living in Miami, Florida with their 3 kids; two sons Dhamir Howard and Desmond Howard Jr. and a daughter Sydney Howard.