Dana Howard (American football)
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|Date of birth:||February 27, 1972|
|Place of birth:||East St. Louis, Illinois|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||238 lb (108 kg)|
|High school:||East St. Louis Senior High School|
|NFL Draft:||1995 / Round: 5 / Pick: 168|
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Dana Cortez Howard (born February 27, 1972) is a former American college and professional American football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons during the 1990s. He played college football for the University of Illinois, was recognized as an All-American and won several national awards. A fifth-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys, he played professionally for the NFL's St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears.
While attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Howard played for the Illinois Fighting Illini football team from 1991 to 1994. He was a member of Illinois' talented linebacker corps that included fellow standouts Kevin Hardy, Simeon Rice and John Holecek. As a senior in 1994, he became the first Illini player to win the Dick Butkus Award and Jack Lambert Award, both presented annually to the best linebacker in college football. Howard earned first-team All-American honors in 1993, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 1994. He was the first player in school history to register at least 100 tackles in each of his four seasons and is the all-time leading tackler in Fighting Illini history, with 595.
St. Louis Rams
He is the owner of Zoie LLC DBA Dana Howard Construction Company based in Belleville, Illinois.
- National Football League, Historical Players, Dana Howard. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
- databaseFootball.com, Players, Dana Howard. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1995 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 7, 2012.