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Desmond Howard

Desmond Howard is an American formal National Football League player who currently works as a college football analyst for ESPN. Likewise, Desmond Howard is best known as a return specialist player and a wide receiver.

Early life

Desmond Howard was born on 15th May 1970 as Desmond Kevin Howard. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

As of now, Desmond is 53 years old and his birth sign is Taurus. And, he belongs to the American nationality and holds African-American ethnicity.

Likewise, he was born to his father J.D. Howard, and mother Hattie Howard. While his father was a formal semi-pro basketball player, his mother ran a daycare center.

Talking about his academic status, Desmond Howard studied at St. Joseph High School which is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

In high school, he used to play basketball, track, and football. Later, he attended the University of Michigan and received a degree in communications in 1992. Also, he played football for his college teams.

Desmond Howard – Body Measurements

Desmond Howard stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 m. While he weighs around 85 kg or 188 lbs. Likewise, Howard has an athletic body type with black hair and a pair of black eyes.

Desmond Howard – Social Media

Desmond is active on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has an Instagram account with the username @desmondhoward and has more than 59k followers.

Likewise, his Twitter account @DesmondHoward has more than 388k followers. And, his Facebook account has 48k followers.

Desmond Howard – Professional Career

Talking about his professional career, he started his career as a football player from his high school life by leading his team to win the Heisman Trophy.

Also, he earned the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award, earning first-team All-American Honors.

In the year 1992, Desmond played for the Washington Redskins. Joe Gibbs, head coach of Redskins remarked on him as a guy having no flaws.

Later in the year 1994, he left Washington Redskins and begin playing for Jacksonville Jaguars. After one year, he left the Jaguars and started playing for the Green Bay Packers in 1996.

Desmond Howard career

Caption: The Former NFL wide receiver, Desmond Howard (Source: Instagram)

Howard set a National Football League (NFL) record of 875 punt return yards easily surpassing the old record of 692 yards set by Fulton Walkers while playing for the Green Bay Packers.

Likewise, in 1997, he joined the Oakland Raiders and played till the year 1998.

After that, in 1999, he joined the Detroit Lions and spent his career in Detroit for the rest of his career. Similarly, in 2005, Howard retired from playing football.

After that, he began working as a college analyst for ESPN. Moreover, he has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week four times.

Besides that, the football player is also associated with the nonprofit organization, Tamika Huston Foundation.

Net worth 2024

A college football analyst, he earned a good amount with his occupation as a footballer. As of 2022, his net worth is around $14 million US dollars.

Relationship Status

Talking about the romantic and private life of he is a married man. He tied the knot with Rebekah Howard on May 31, 2003.

Rebekah is a licensed attorney and an executive in event, management, personal relations, and marketing. The couple is blessed with three children, Sydney Howard, Dhamir Howard, and Desmond Howard Jr.

Desmond Howard kids

Caption: Desmond Howard with his kids (Source: Instagram)

As of now, the college football analyst is not a part of rumors or controversy till now and is focused on his career.