|53 Daniel Howard
2009 - SENIOR SEASON
Blocked a Michigan State field goal attempt, the first block for Tech since the 2008 season opener ... two tackles and a half sack in the win over Baylor ... solo tackle against Oklahoma ... solid night at Oklahoma State with eight tackles ... also had a sack and two tackles for loss ... sack was seventh and a half of the season ... also forced a fumble ... posted two tackles in the win over Kansas and assisted on a sack ... had Tech's only sack of the game against Texas A&M ... made three solo tackles... returned a fumble 82 yards to give Tech a 14-0 lead over Nebraska in Lincoln ... return was the first for a TD since Darcel McBath's fumble return against Iowa State in 2007 ... also had four tackles in the win ... solid outing against New Mexico with a sack, forced fumble, pass breakup and three tackles ... career night at Houston with two sacks, including a solo sack that thwarted a UH scoring attempt on 3rd & goal inside the Tech 5 ... finished the game with a career high 11 tackles ... recorded one tackle against Texas ... racked up four solo tackles and one sack against Rice ... named a starter for the first time in his career ... had one sack versus North Dakota ... had three solo tackles in the game versus North Dakota.
2008 - JUNIOR SEASON
Capped off his junior year with eigth tackes in 13 games ... totaled three sacks for a loss of 23 yards ... solo stop against Oklahoma State ... sacked UT quarterback Colt McCoy for a three-yard loss ... logged a tackle at Kansas ... recorded a sack at Texas A&M ... active outing against SMU ... had three solo tackles, including a sack for a loss of eight yards on 2nd & 17 for SMU ... Mustangs eventually punted.
2007 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
Junior college transfer performed well in his first Division I season, appearing at both defensive end and on special teams for the Red Raiders ... played in 12 games and posted 22 tackles, including 5.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks ... assisted on a tackle in the bowl win over Virginia ... made two tackles, both behind the line of scrimmage, highlighted by his second full sack of the season at Texas ... finished with four tackles and a quarterback hurry against Baylor ... tallied three tackles (two solo) and registered half a sack against Iowa State ... totaled four tackles and half a sack against Northwestern State ... made two tackles, both of them for loss, including his first career sack at Rice ... third quarter sack also caused a fumble that Tech recovered at the Rice 49-yard-line.
BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. ... a key component on defense for a Butler team that finished 11-1, ranked No. 3 nationally in the final NJCAA poll ... starting defensive end for a Grizzlies defensive unit that allowed just 13.1 points and 72.2 rushing yards per game and was instrumental in the school's sixth-straight Kansas Jayhawk Conference title ... racked up 55 tackles (14 for loss) and 12 sacks, also adding four fumble recoveries and three caused fumbles in his first participating season...team capped off the season with a 57-0 rout of then-No. 6 Vermilion Community College (Minn.) in the 2006 Dalton Defenders Bowl ... has three years of eligibility remaining after redshirting as a freshman in 2005...chose Texas Tech over Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri.
BISHOP CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL
Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita, Kan.
DEFENSE G U-A-TT TFL Sack Int FR-FF PBU
2007 12 13-9-22 5.5 2.5 0 1-0 3