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Darren M. Howard (born November 19, 1976) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State.

Darren Howard
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Howard with the Eagles in 2007
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Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1976-11-19) November 19, 1976 (age 42)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:Boca Ciega (Gulfport, Florida)
College:Kansas State
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:352
Sacks:67.0
Forced fumbles:18
Fumble recoveries:10
Interceptions:3
Player stats at NFL.com

Howard also played for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Early yearsEdit

Howard attended Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida and was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, he was an All-City, All-County, and an All-SunCoast selection. In basketball, he helped lead his team to the 1994 Florida State Championship.

College careerEdit

Howard played college football at Kansas State.

Professional careerEdit

2000-2005: New Orleans SaintsEdit

Howard was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. From 2000-2005, he played defensive end for the Saints. In his rookie season he posted an impressive 11 sacks and an interception.

2006-2009: Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On March 13, 2006, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles through free agency, by signing a six-year deal. In 2008, Howard led the Eagles in sacks (10.5), most of which came from the defensive tackle position in passing downs. He was released on March 18, 2010.[1]

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries
2000 NO 16 51 36 15 11.0 1 2
2001 NO 16 53 35 18 6.0 3 0
2002 NO 16 47 34 13 8.0 3 0
2003 NO 8 29 27 2 5.0 0 1
2004 NO 13 46 36 10 11.0 4 3
2005 NO 12 33 24 9 3.5 2 2
2006 PHI 16 35 22 13 5.0 2 1
2007 PHI 16 8 5 3 1.0 0 0
2008 PHI 16 26 21 5 10.0 1 1
2009 PHI 16 24 21 3 6.5 2 0
Career 145 352 261 91 67.0 18 10

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McLane, Jeff (March 18, 2010). "Eagles cut Curtis and Howard". Philly.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "Darren Howard Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved May 29, 2014.