LaRod Stephens-Howling

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LaRod Stephens-Howling
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Stephens-Howling being tackled by Bernard Pollard.
No. --     Free Agent
Running back / Kickoff returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-04-26) April 26, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Greater Johnstown (PA)
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 240
Debuted in 2009 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Roster status: Reserve/Injured
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Rush Yards 670
Rush Average 3.6
Rushing Touchdowns 5
Stats at NFL.com

LaRod Stephens-Howling (born April 26, 1987) is an American football running back and kickoff returner who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

Early years[edit]

LaRod Stephens-Howling is a native of Johnstown, PA. He attended Greater Johnstown High School, where he competed in football, baseball, wrestling, and track.

College career[edit]

Stephens-Howling played college football for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. He was the starter for the Panthers before being replaced by LeSean McCoy in 2007.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Stephens-Howling was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round (240th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. In addition to playing running back, Stephens-Howling returned kickoffs for the team. On November 1, 2009, Stephens-Howling earned his first NFL touchdown on a 14-yard reception from Kurt Warner against the Carolina Panthers. On November 29, 2009, Stephens-Howling returned a Rob Bironas kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans. On Sep. 26 2010, Stephens-Howling returned the opening kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders. And on October 31, 2010, he scored his first rushing touchdown after bouncing out near the sidelines and running 30 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On December 4, 2011, Stephens-Howling scored the game winning touchdown in overtime against the Dallas Cowboys on a 52-yard reception. He became a restricted free agent following the 2011 season, but was re-signed on April 16, 2012.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Stephens-Howling signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 26, 2013. At the beginning of the 2013-14 season, he tore his ACL and is expected to miss the rest of the season, after undergoing surgery to repair.[1]

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