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Desmond Howard Biography

Birth Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Sports analyst

Fast Facts

  • Won the 1991 Heisman Trophy while at Michigan
  • Selected fourth in the 1992 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins
  • Scored the first game-winning touchdown in Jacksonville Jaguars history
  • Became the first special teams player to win a Super Bowl MVP, with the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI
  • Howard ran back a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Green Bay win
  • Had a cameo in a 1997 episode of Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Selected to the Pro Bowl in 2000
  • Joined ESPN in 2005 as a college football analyst
  • Was the cover athlete for EA NCAA Football 06
  • Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010
  • The former wide receiver and return specialist is in very impressive company as one of few players to win both the Heisman and Super Bowl MVP: Others include Roger Staubach, Jim Plunkett and Marcus Allen


  • Sydney -- Daughter
  • Desmond Jr. -- Son
  • Dhamir -- Son
  • Rebkah -- Wife