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Desmond Howard was born May 15, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio and is a former American football wide receiver, punt returner, and kick returner in the National Football League. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
He played for the Washington Redskins (1992-1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995), Green Bay Packers (1996, 1999), Oakland Raiders (1997-1998) and Detroit Lions (1999-2002). Prior to his professional career, he attended the University of Michigan where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1991. Howard also was voted the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXI, and the only special teams player to win the award. He is currently a college football analyst for ESPN and will be the new color commentator for Detroit Lions pre-season games on WWJ-TV, the flagship station of The Detroit Lions Preseason Television Network.
His most notable professional season was in 1996 when he was playing for the Green Bay Packers. He led the NFL in punt returns (58), punt return yards (870), punt return average (15.1), and punt return touchdowns (3), while also gaining 460 kickoff return yards and catching 13 passes for 95 yards. His 870 punt return yards were an NFL record, easily surpassing the old record of 692 yards set by Fulton Walker in 1985. During the 1996 NFL post season, Howard contributed a punt return for a touchdown in a game between the Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers reached Super Bowl XXXI against the New England Patriots.
On May 6, 2005, EA Sports announced that Howard would be the cover athlete for their latest installment in the NCAA Football video game series, NCAA Football 06. This announcement is a departure for the series, which has traditionally featured college athletes who went to the NFL the previous year on its covers. He was chosen to highlight the new feature "Race for the Heisman," and his cover picture showed him striking his famous Heisman pose while at Michigan. He struck this pose after a punt return for a touchdown during the 1991 Michigan / Ohio State game.
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Super Bowl XXXI MVP Desmond Howard to be Featured at Third Annual New Jersey Autograph Experience Show
Posted on 17 January 2013 | 5:35 pm
Michigan Wolverines 1991 Heisman Trophy winner and former Green Bay Packers' star Desmond Howard will be featured at the upcoming Third Annual New Jersey Autograph Experience Show. Howard stands out as the first and only special teams player to win a Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award in Super Bowl XXXI with Green Bay, helping his team defeat the New England Patriots by a score of… [Read More]
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