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David Howard
DT #67
Height:
6-3
Weight:
304
Age:
27
College:
Brown
Experience:
R

Biography

PRO: An impressive physical talent, Howard joins the Titans following an accomplished career at Brown.  The Ivy Leaguer will have a chance to break in with the Titans as an interior defensive lineman but also has the ability to play defensive end.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Howard turned scouts’ heads with his pro day workouts, when he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.03 seconds, displayed a 32-inch vertical jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 39 times.  Among draftable defensive tackles, those numbers were similar to or better than NFL Combine performances by high first-round draft choices Ndomukong Suh (5.03 in the 40, 35 1/2 vertical, 32 reps in bench press) and Gerald McCoy (5.06, 30 1/2, 23).

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Howard was recruited to Brown by the track and field team.  For three years, he participated in the shot put and discus events, winning the Ivy League shot put title twice.  Meanwhile, he decided to walk on to the football team after his freshman year and eventually made the decision to concentrate full time on football.  
• Howard earned his degree in economics from Brown in December 2009. He gained experience in a work setting during college with a few internships, including a position with a company that specialized in football equipment.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: 
• The Columbia, Md., native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (241st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. 

COLLEGE:
• In four seasons at Brown, Howard played in 33 games and totaled 74 tackles, 13 sacks, 15 quarterback pressures, 25.5 tackles for loss, three passes defensed and four forced fumbles.

AS A SENIOR (2009), named first-team All-Ivy for the second straight season. Finished season with 29 total tackles, one sack, six tackles for loss, eight quarterback hurries and a blocked field goal.

AS A JUNIOR (2008), named first-team All-Ivy and was named to the All-New England Football Team.  Started in all 10 games for the Bears and helped lead the Bears to the league’s No. 1 ranking in rushing defense and rank of fourth nationally.  Recorded 30 total tackles, a team-high 13 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries, one pass defensed and three forced fumbles.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007), had a breakout season for the Bears’ defensive line.  His 4.5 sacks ranked fourth in the Ivy League and second on the squad.  Added 12 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006), joined the Brown team midway through the season.  Registered three tackles on the season and one tackle for loss.
• Enrolled at Brown in 2005 as a member of the track and field team.
• Graduated with degree in economics in December 2009.

PERSONAL: 
• Splits time between Nashville and Columbia, Md.
• Totaled four years as a starter for Oakland Mills (Columbia, Md.) High School and Springbrook (Silver Spring, Md.) High School.  Spent three years at Oakland Mills and then transferred to Springbrook for fall 2004 semester.  Returned to Oakland Mills in spring 2005. 
• Twice named to All-State team, including as senior at Springbrook.
• Also lettered in football, wrestling, basketball and track.  Was a two-time county champion in discus and shot put and won state discus title as junior.
• List of favorites: (movie) “The Matrix”; (TV show) “Martin”; (actor) Johnny Depp; (music artist) DJ Tiësto; (school subject) history; (car) Aston Martin; (books) “The Invisible Enemy” by his brother, Tony Howard; (video game) Modern Warfare; (food) chicken; (sports hero) Shaquille O’Neal; and (sports team other than the Titans) Cleveland Cavaliers.
• Born David Thomas Howard on Aug. 31, 1987 in Columbia, Md.

PRO: An impressive physical talent, Howard joins the Titans following an accomplished career at Brown.  The Ivy Leaguer will have a chance to break in with the Titans as an interior defensive lineman but also has the ability to play defensive end.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Howard turned scouts’ heads with his pro day workouts, when he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.03 seconds, displayed a 32-inch vertical jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 39 times.  Among draftable defensive tackles, those numbers were similar to or better than NFL Combine performances by high first-round draft choices Ndomukong Suh (5.03 in the 40, 35 1/2 vertical, 32 reps in bench press) and Gerald McCoy (5.06, 30 1/2, 23).

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Howard was recruited to Brown by the track and field team.  For three years, he participated in the shot put and discus events, winning the Ivy League shot put title twice.  Meanwhile, he decided to walk on to the football team after his freshman year and eventually made the decision to concentrate full time on football.  
• Howard earned his degree in economics from Brown in December 2009. He gained experience in a work setting during college with a few internships, including a position with a company that specialized in football equipment.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: 
• The Columbia, Md., native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (241st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. 

COLLEGE:
• In four seasons at Brown, Howard played in 33 games and totaled 74 tackles, 13 sacks, 15 quarterback pressures, 25.5 tackles for loss, three passes defensed and four forced fumbles.

AS A SENIOR (2009), named first-team All-Ivy for the second straight season. Finished season with 29 total tackles, one sack, six tackles for loss, eight quarterback hurries and a blocked field goal.

AS A JUNIOR (2008), named first-team All-Ivy and was named to the All-New England Football Team.  Started in all 10 games for the Bears and helped lead the Bears to the league’s No. 1 ranking in rushing defense and rank of fourth nationally.  Recorded 30 total tackles, a team-high 13 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries, one pass defensed and three forced fumbles.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007), had a breakout season for the Bears’ defensive line.  His 4.5 sacks ranked fourth in the Ivy League and second on the squad.  Added 12 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006), joined the Brown team midway through the season.  Registered three tackles on the season and one tackle for loss.
• Enrolled at Brown in 2005 as a member of the track and field team.
• Graduated with degree in economics in December 2009.

PERSONAL: 
• Splits time between Nashville and Columbia, Md.
• Totaled four years as a starter for Oakland Mills (Columbia, Md.) High School and Springbrook (Silver Spring, Md.) High School.  Spent three years at Oakland Mills and then transferred to Springbrook for fall 2004 semester.  Returned to Oakland Mills in spring 2005. 
• Twice named to All-State team, including as senior at Springbrook.
• Also lettered in football, wrestling, basketball and track.  Was a two-time county champion in discus and shot put and won state discus title as junior.
• List of favorites: (movie) “The Matrix”; (TV show) “Martin”; (actor) Johnny Depp; (music artist) DJ Tiësto; (school subject) history; (car) Aston Martin; (books) “The Invisible Enemy” by his brother, Tony Howard; (video game) Modern Warfare; (food) chicken; (sports hero) Shaquille O’Neal; and (sports team other than the Titans) Cleveland Cavaliers.
• Born David Thomas Howard on Aug. 31, 1987 in Columbia, Md.

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