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Desmond Howard Biography

Updated On 16 Dec, 2019 Published On 10 Mar, 2015
Desmond Howard

Facts of Desmond Howard

Date of Birth :
Age : 54 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
Father J.D. Howard
Birth Place/City Cleveland, Ohio
Profession professional football player,
Religion Christian
Nationality American
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
Girlfriend Rebkah Howard
Married Married
Married to Rebkah Howard
Children three children
Education bachelor's degree in communications from University of Michigan
Awards Heisman Trophy & "College Player of the Year" in 1991 and Valuable Player, 1997.

Relationship short Statistics of Desmond Howard

What is Desmond Howard marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Desmond Howard have ? (name): 3 Children
Is Desmond Howard having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Desmond Howard Gay ? No

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.

Desmond Howard during his childhood days, Source: Classmates

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.

Broadcasting Career

Recently, Desmond, 48, is working as a college football analyst for ESPN. He traveled with Kirk HerbstreitLee 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.

Former NFL player Desmond Howard and his wife attending an event,
Source: Getty Images

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.

Desmond Howard Married

First Marriage with Rebkah Howard

She is a licensed attorney, marketing and event management executive who has experience of over 15 years. She is also the executive Director of The Tamika Huston Foundation for the Missing which is a non-profit Foundation.

Desmond Howard Children


Mother: Rebkah Howard

She is a pretty girl who is often praised by her parents for being so sensible and obident.

SON : Desmond Jr.

Mother: Rebkah Howard

He was born healthy and safe with his twin brother. He is often seen pictured with his family.

SON : Dhmair

Mother: Rebkah Howard

He was born safe and sound and is the twin brother of Desmond Jr. He plays football with his dad at the leisure time.

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