| Ahmard Howard
|Height / Weight:|
6-4 / 235
Saw action in 46 career games at tight end and on special teams ... graduated in December 2011 with a degree in applied learning and development ... appeared in all 13 games, including four on offense in 2011 ... appeared in all 12 games, including five games at tight end and 12 on special teams in 2010 ... appeared in 14 games in 2009 at tight end and on special teams ... started 2008 at defensive end before switching back to tight end ... gained valuable experience working at tight end as a redshirt in 2007 ... a prep All-American who was one of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... earned all-district honors at both tight end and defensive end ... also lettered in basketball and track and field.
Played on both offense and special teams, seeing time in all 13 games in 2011, including four on offense ... helped the Texas offense rank 21st in the nation in rushing offense (202.62 ypg) and average 392.54 yards in total offense ... on the placekicking units, helping the team convert 44-of-44 PAT attempts and 17-of-21 field goals on the year.
Appeared in all 12 games, including five games at tight end and 12 on special teams ... helped Texas average 382.5 total yards per game, including 232.0 passing yards and 150.5 rushing yards ... helped the offense gain 369 yards of total offense, including 197 on the ground, at Rice ... blocked for offense that racked up 389 yards of total offense, including 222 through the air, versus Wyoming ... helped Longhorns establish a 15-minute advantage in time of possession at Texas Tech, including a 22-play, 80-yard TD drive that took 9:25 off the clock in the second half ... helped offense rack up 373 yards of offense, including 266 passing yards, versus No. 8 Oklahoma ... helped pave the way for an offense that registered 51 points and 522 yards of total offense, including 259 on the ground and 263 through the air, against Florida Atlantic.
Appeared in all 14 games at tight end and on special teams.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008)
Appeared in seven games at tight end ... switched back to tight end to help provide depth after entering fall camp as a defensive end ... redshirted in 2007.
Coached by Glen West at Brenham H.S. ... a prep All-American and all-district performer at tight end and defensive end ... played in the 2007 East Meets West All-American game as a defensive end ... was a member of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... started at tight end as a sophomore, junior and senior in addition to starting at defensive end as a senior ... led his team to a 25-3 record over his final two seasons and two district championships ... posted 17 receptions for 325 yards and seven TDs at tight end over his final two seasons ... averaged a TD every 2.4 receptions ... earned first-team all-district 18-4A at defensive end and second-team all-district 18-4A at tight end as a senior ... helped his team to an 11-2 record and a berth in the regional semifinals ... finished the season ranked 17th in the Texas Football top 25 ... posted 46 tackles, three sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 42 pressures, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... caught 13 passes for 223 yards and four TDs ... tabbed first-team all-district 18-4A as a junior ... helped the Cubs reach the 4A Division II state semifinals and a 14-1 record ... caught four passes for 102 yards and three TDs ... also was a three-year letterwinner in basketball and lettered in track and field as a sophomore.
Born in Houston, Texas ... majoring in physical culture and sport ... has devoted time to the Young Life program ... a member of his church's youth group ... brother, Antoine, was an indoor All-American in the triple jump at Arkansas in 1997 ... father, Andre, played running back at Blinn Junior College ... enjoys listening to music and playing video games.
The HOWARD File
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music
Favorite TV channel: ESPN
Favorite TV shows: College GameDay, SportsCenter
I can't believe I watch: For the Love of Ray J
Favorite movie: All About the Benjamins
Favorite actor: Martin Lawrence
Favorite actress: Meagan Good
Sports hero: Michael Jordan
Favorite superhero: Superman
Favorite music artist: Lil Wayne, Drake
Favorite video game: NCAA Football
Nobody knows I can: Cut hair