Howard in 2014
|No. 96 Kansas City Chiefs|
|Date of birth:||December 20, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Zachary, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||301 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||Orlando (FL) Jones|
|NFL draft:||2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 114|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jaye Howard (born December 20, 1988) is an American football defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida, where he was a member of a BCS National Championship team. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
While attending the University of Florida on an athletic scholarship, Howard played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football teams from 2008 to 2011. The coaching staff red-shirted him as true freshman in 2007, and played in nine games in 2008. As a redshirt sophomore in 2009, Howard played in twelve games during the Gators' undefeated regular season. During his 2010 junior year, he appeared in eleven games, starting eight of them, but missing the rest with an ankle injury. As a senior in 2011, Howard started all thirteen games in which he played, and memorably scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery against the Kentucky Wildcats. He finished his four-year Gators career with 131 tackles and 25.5 for a loss.
Kansas City Chiefs
Howard signed with the Kansas City Chiefs before the 2013 season.
- Jaye Howard Drafted by Seattle Seahawks in the Fourth Round
- GatorZone.com, Football History, 2011 Roster, Jaye Howard. Retrieved July 17, 2014.