Stephens-Howling being tackled by Bernard Pollard.
|Position:||Running back / kickoff returner|
|Date of birth:||April 26, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Johnstown, Pennsylvania|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight:||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school:||Greater Johnstown (PA)|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 240|
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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.
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.