John Howell (American football)

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John Howell
No. 38, 40, 44
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-04-28) April 28, 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth: North Platte, Nebraska
Career information
College: Colorado State
NFL draft: 2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Career tackles: 56
Fumble Recoveries: 2
Stats at

John Thomas Howell (born April 28, 1978) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks.

Early life[edit]

Howell was born in North Platte, Nebraska, and attended Mullen High School in Mullen, Nebraska.[1] He was a letterman in American football, wrestling, track and field, and golf. In football, he was a two-time first team All-Conference honoree, and as a senior, he was an All-State honorable mention selection. In wrestling, he was a state runner-up as a junior and as a senior, won the Nebraska State Championship.[citation needed]


Howell played college football at Colorado State University,[2] and attended the university on a football scholarship.

Professional career[edit]

Howell was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft.[3] He played four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002. Howell signed with the Seattle Seahawks for the 2006 season.[4] He suffered a season-ending hamstring injury in the 2006 Seahawks' playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys and was waived shortly thereafter.

Personal life[edit]

Howell lives in Colorado with his wife, Laura, and their three children.[5]

Howell is an avid hunter. He is active with organizations such as Safari Club International, the Dallas Safari Club, and the National Rifle Association. In 2007 he co-founded Dismal River Outfitters, a hunting ranch and resort in Mullen, Nebraska, with his former Buccaneer and Seahawk teammate, Joe Jurevicius.[5][6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "John Howell". Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "John HowellS#44". Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pro-Fotball-Reference.Com". John Howell. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Seahawks sign two to help beleaguered secondary". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "About Us". Retrieved 2009-01-27. [dead link]
  6. ^ "The 2002 Bucs: Where Are They Now?". The Tampa Tribune. 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Dismal River Outfitters". Dismal River Outfitters. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 

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