Darrien Howard

#49 Darrien Howard

DL | Sr. | 6-1 | 300 | Dayton, Ohio | Chaminade-Julienne HS

2015 (Junior)

  • 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 (Sophomore)

  • 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 (Freshman)

  • 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 385933869.5431
2014So822 0.50 

Football Award Winners for the Iowa State Game

By Mike Montoro | November 27, 2016

The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers 49-19 win against Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Iron Mountaineer Award Winners

By Mike Montoro | April 23, 2016

WVU football players Darrien Howard, Tyler Orlosky, Daikiel Shorts and Elijah Wellman received the Iron Mountaineer Award at the Gold-Blue Spring Football Game

Players and Assistant Coaches Media Session

By WVU Athletic Communications | October 06, 2015

Assistant coaches and select members of the West Virginia University football team addressed members of the media on Tuesday.