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Travin Howard (born May 10, 1996) is an American football linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at TCU.[1]

Travin Howard
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No. 48 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1996-05-10) May 10, 1996 (age 22)
Longview, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Longview (Longview, Texas)
College:TCU
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 231
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP (2015, 2017)
  • 2× First-team All-Big 12 (2016, 2017)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Howard was born in Longview, Texas, where he became a star at Longview High School. Playing safety, he earned District Defensive MVP honors as a senior for the Lobos in 2013.[2] He verbally committed to play at TCU and signed his national letter of intent with the Horned Frogs on February 5, 2014[3].

College careerEdit

At TCU, Howard played sparingly as a freshman in 2014. After the first game of his sophomore season, Howard was moved to Linebacker and led the Horned Frogs in tackles the next week against Stephen F. Austin.[4] He went on to start the next 11 games, and would end the season as the team's leading tackler. He also earned Defensive MVP honors in the Frogs' triple-overtime victory over Oregon in the 2015 Alamo Bowl.[5]

As a full-time starter in his junior and senior seasons in Fort Worth, Howard again led the Horned Frogs in tackles - becoming the first player in program history to do so for three consecutive seasons.[6] He was named first-team All-Big 12 in both seasons and again earned Defensive MVP honors in his final collegiate game, a win over Stanford in the 2017 Alamo Bowl.[7]

College statisticsEdit

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
*2015 Texas Christian Big 12 SO S 12 64 43 107 9.5 3.0 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 3
*2016 Texas Christian Big 12 JR LB 13 72 58 130 4.0 1.5 1 5 5.0 0 2 2 1
*2017 Texas Christian Big 12 SR LB 12 60 48 108 7.0 1.0 1 19 19.0 1 7 0 0
Career Texas Christian 196 149 345 20.5 5.5 3 28 9.3 1 10 2 4

Professional careerEdit

Howard was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the seventh round (231st overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[8] He was waived by the Rams on September 1, 2018.[9] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 16, 2018.[10] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams on February 6, 2019.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Travin Howard College Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Lobos dominate 12-5A all-district selections Longview News Journal
  3. ^ "Travin Howard". 247Sports.com. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Trevone Boykin tosses 4 TDs as No. 3 TCU routs Stephen F. Austin ESPN
  5. ^ TCU completes 31-point comeback in 3OT Alamo Bowl win over Oregon Sports Illustrated
  6. ^ Rams take another linebacker, TCU's Travin Howard, in seventh round of NFL draft Los Angeles Times
  7. ^ "No. 13 TCU and Hill rally to beat No. 15 Stanford 39-37". espn.com. December 29, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Los Angeles Rams select TCU LB Travin Howard". TurfShowTimes.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rams Make Final Round of Cuts". TheRams.com. September 1, 2018.
  10. ^ Simmons, Myles (October 16, 2018). "Rams Sign WR Nick Williams, Cut K Cairo Santos". TheRams.com.
  11. ^ Simmons, Myles (February 6, 2019). "Rams sign four players to free agent contracts". TheRams.com.

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