LaRod Stephens-Howling

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LaRod Stephens-Howling
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Stephens-Howling with the Steelers against the Titans
No. 36, 34
Position: Kick Returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-04-26) April 26, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Johnstown (PA) Greater Johnstown
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 240
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rush Yards: 670
Rush Average: 3.6
Rushing Touchdowns: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

LaRod Stephens-Howling (born April 26, 1987) is a former American football running back and kickoff returner. 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]

Stephens-Howling is a native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 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 future NFL Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy in 2007.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Stephens-Howling was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft with the 240th overall pick. In addition to playing running back, Stephens-Howling returned kickoffs for the team. On November 1, 2009, Stephens-Howling recorded his first NFL touchdown on a 14-yard reception from quarterback Kurt Warner against the Carolina Panthers.[1] On November 29, 2009, Stephens-Howling returned a Rob Bironas kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.[2] On September 26, 2010, Stephens-Howling returned the opening kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders.[3] 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.[4] On December 4, 2011, Stephens-Howling scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Dallas Cowboys on a 52-yard reception from Kevin Kolb.[5] He became a restricted free agent following the 2011 season, but was re-signed by the Cardinals on April 16, 2012.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Stephens-Howling signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 26, 2013. At the beginning of the 2013 season against the Tennessee Titans, he tore his ACL and missed the rest of the season after undergoing surgery.[6]

After his time with the Steelers, Stephens-Howling did not sign with another NFL team.

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