Darrien Howard


Height: 6-1
Weight: 300
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
HS/Last School: Chaminade-Julienne HS


  • Has played in 25 career games 
2015 (Jr.)
  • Played in 13 games
  • Added depth at nose tackle
  • Participated in 335 plays, including 304 defensive plays
  • Saw most playing time at TCU, tallying 44 plays
  • Averaged 26.4 plays per game
  • Totaled 16 tackles, including 13 solo stops, one sack, three tackles for loss and one pass breakup
  • Two tackles each against Georgia Southern, Oklahoma State and Iowa State
  • One sack for a three-yard loss against Maryland
  • Also recorded a pass breakup against Liberty and a quarterback hurry at Kansas
2014 (So.)
  • Added depth on the defensive line
  • Used on 46 plays with 43 coming on defense and three on special teams
  • Participated in a season-high 26 plays against Oklahoma State 
  • Posted four total tackles (two solo) and 0.5 tackles for loss against Oklahoma State
  • Has appeared in seven games this season, including seven straight appearances
  • Tallied six solo stops in his career 
2013 (Fr.)
  • Added depth at nose tackle
  • Made debut at Kansas State and saw action in four games
  • Finished with six tackles, including four solo stops
  • Season-high three tackles against Iowa State
  • Season-high two solo tackles against Iowa State
High School
  • Three-year starter for coach Marcus Colvin at Dayton’s Chaminade-Julienne High
  • Earned Division IV All-Ohio first-team honors in 2012
  • Amassed 75 tackles and scored five touchdowns on offense as a senior
  • Rushed for 131 yards and totaled 77 yards receiving, helping team to a 6-4 record
  • Collected 154 tackles, eight tackles for loss, five sacks, three interceptions and four fumble recoveries as a junior
  • Named Division IV All-Ohio first team selection and District Player of the Year as a junior
  • On offense as a fullback and tight end, he scored 15 touchdowns and rushed for 270 yards
  • Helped lead Chaminade-Julienne to a 10-4 record and the third round of the state playoffs
  • Named first team all-league, all-district, all-area and special mention all-state as a sophomore
  • Birthday is February 15
  • Son of Darrell Howard and Michelle Jackson
  • One of five children
  • Majoring in communication studies


Totals 313415437.5391
2014So822 0.50 


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