Skyler Howard


Height: 6-0
Weight: 207
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
HS/Last School: Brewer HS/Riverside City College


  • Has played in 17 career games and started 15
2015 (Jr.)
  • Team captain
  • All-Big 12 Academic Second-Team selection
  • Ranked No. 9 nationally, No. 2 in the Big 12, in passing yards per completion (14.2)
  • Ranked No. 28 in the NCAA, No. 5 in the Big 12, in total offense (280.5)
  • Also ranked No. 24 in NCAA, No. 5 in Big 12, in passing TDs (26) and No. 37 in NCAA, No. 5 in Big 12 in passing yards per game (241.9)
  • Ranked No. 38 in the NCAA, No. 5 in the Big 12, in yards per pass attempt (7.8)
  • Ranked No. 54 in the NCAA, No. 5 in the Big 12, in passing efficiency (134.7)
  • Earned Cactus Bowl Offensive MVP honors after setting the bowl passing record with the second-highest mark in school history (532) and five touchdowns in win over Arizona State
  • Set bowl record for total offense (555) and tied record for most touchdown passes (5)
  • Set season and career highs in pass completions (28), attempts (51), yards (532) and touchdowns (5) vs. ASU
  • Attempted a then season-high 42 passes at Kansas State and finished with 281 yards passing and one touchdown, a 24-yard connection with Jovon Durante
  • Was 12-26 for 202 yards with one 60-yard touchdown pass against Iowa State
  • Against the Cylcones, he ran for a team-high 73 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown
  • Ran for a career-best 129 yards and a touchdown at Kansas; had a long run of 42 yards; also had 35- and 17-yard runs
  • Completed 13-of-22 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown at Kansas; long of 20 yards
  • Efficient in win vs. Texas, completing 10-of-12 passes and tossing two TDs, including a 53-yard touchdown to Jovon Durante; also scored on a two-yard run late in the fourth quarter
  • Finished with 176 yards of total offense in win over Texas Tech
  • Ran for 40 yards on 10 carries, averaging 4.0 yards per carry at TCU
  • Finished with four touchdown passes at Baylor, including a career-long scoring toss of 70 yards to Shelton Gibson
  • Threw a touchdown and ran for one against Oklahoma State
  • Finished with 47 yards rushing with a long of 15 yards against Oklahoma State
  • Earned first career rushing touchdown with 50-yard run on fourth-and-two in third quarter at Oklahoma; it was a career-long run and WVU’s longest rush from scrimmage this year
  • Threw a career-high four TDs against Maryland; also completed a career-high 21 passes for second straight week
  • Completed a career-high 21 passes against Liberty, including a string of 14 straight completions
  • Went 16-of-25 for a career-best 359 passing yards and threw two touchdowns against Georgia Southern in first career start at Milan Puskar Stadium
  • Connected with Shelton Gibson and Jovon Durante on 57-yard tosses against Georgia Southern
2014 (So.)
  • Played in four games and started two
  • Threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl
  • Ran for 33 yards with a long of 18 against the Aggies
  • Made first career start at Iowa State, completing 21 passes at Iowa State for 285 yards and three touchdown in the come-from-behind victory 
  • Gained 69 yards on seven rushes at Iowa State, the most rushing yards for a WVU quarterback since Jarrett Brown finished with 73 yards against East Carolina on Sept. 12, 2009
  • Completed 15-of-23 passes for 198 yards against Kansas State, with two touchdowns and a long of 53 yards in relief of an injured Clint Trickett
  • Made first career appearance against Kansas and finished with 22 rushing yards on two carries with a long run of 20
  • Enrolled at West Virginia in January 2014
2013 (Riverside City College)
  • Transferred from Stephen F. Austin after spring 2013
  • Starting quarterback for coach Tom Craft at Riverside City
  • Helped lead Riverside to a 10-2 record, the National Division Central Conference Championship and advance to an appearance in the California State Championship game
  • Completed 219-of-325 passes (67.4 percent) for 3,151 yards and 33 touchdowns
  • Averaged 262.6 yards per game and 9.7 yards per attempt and only threw six interceptions
  • Completed 17-of-19 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns against Golden West in the Southern California Bowl Game
  • Threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 39 yards against Mt. San Antonio in the conference championship game
  • Completed 27-of-35 passes for a season-high 448 yards and a season-high seven touchdowns against Los Angeles Harbor
  • Completed a season-high 28-of-41 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns against Desert College
  • Threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more against El Camino in a 48-25 victory
High School
  • Played for coach Paul Sharr at Brewer High
  • Named 2012 All-District 5-4A First Team Offense
  • Completed 126-of-238 passes for 1,377 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior
  • Also ran for 597 yards on 120 carries, averaging 5.0 yards per rush and scored eight touchdowns
  • During his three-year career, threw for 4,171 yards and 32 touchdowns
  • Also ran for 1,268 yards and 13 touchdowns
  • Birthday is November 6
  • Son of Deidre Kelley
  • Working on his master’s degree in integrated marketing communications
  • Graduated in August 2015 with his bachelor’s degree in communication studies
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll


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