Will compete with Tim Day for the starting spot at quarterback ... Has excellent size ... Has played in four career games.
2003: Saw action in four games as the backup to Jeff Krohn at quarterback ... Completed five passes on nine attempts for 50 yards ... Hit on one of two attempts for 15 yards in the win over Rhode Island ... Ran once for 13 yards in the victory over Richmond ... Hit on four of six passes for 35 yards in the season opener against Central Connecticut State.
Before UMass: Played two seasons for coach Phil Martin at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. ... Completed 75 of 145 attempts for 1,268 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2002, despite playing only six games due to injury ... Served as team captain during his sophomore season, when he earned team MVP honors ... Earned NJCAA honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore, in addition to being named Region XX Player of the Year ... Played his prep ball for coach Ken Haupt at Southport High School ... Served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons ... Threw for 2,571 yards and 18 touchdowns during his senior year ... Earned South Indiana All-Star honors as a senior, in addition to being named team MVP ... Also played guard on the basketball team at Southport ... Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Steven Ryan Howell ... Son of John and Jackie Howell ... Born March 7, 1983, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Majoring in Exercise Science.
Howell's Passing Statistics
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Howell's Career Highs
Passing Attempts 6 vs. Central Connecticut, 9/6/03 Passing Completions 4 vs. Central Connecticut, 9/6/03 Passing Yards 35 vs. Central Connecticut, 9/6/03 Longest Pass 15 vs. Rhode Island, 11/22/03 Rushing Yards 13 vs. Richmond, 11/8/03 Rushing Attempts 2 vs. Rhode Island, 11/22/03 Longest Run 13 vs. Richmond, 11/8/03 Total Offense 35 vs. Central Connectricut, 9/6/03