Played in 13 games (5 starts) making 33 tackles (24 solo) with four tackles for a loss of 16 yards and broke up two passes on the season... one of eight Texas Tech seniors playing in fourth consecutive bowl game as this group of seniors played in the Gator, Cotton, Alamo and TicketCity Bowls (Baron Batch, Bront Bird, Brian Duncan, Julius Howard, Lyle Leong, Detron Lewis, LaRon Moore, Colby Whitlock)... made one tackle (assisted) against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... collected one tackle (solo) against Weber State (11/20)... made one solo tackle against No. 14 Missouri (11/6)... joined senior Detron Lewis as a team captain at Texas A&M (10/30)... made three tackles (two solo), including one tackle for a loss at Colorado (10/23)... tallied five tackles (three solo) against Oklahoma State (10/16)... had six tackles (four solo) with one tackle for a loss against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... notched seven tackles (five solo) with two quarterback hurries against Iowa State (10/2)... made two tackles (both solo), including one for a loss of two yards against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... notched four tackles (three solo) at New Mexico (9/11)... posted three tackles (all solo), including one for a loss of two yards, in season opener against SMU (9/5).
Second on the team with a career-high eight solo tackles in the win over Baylor ... also had a tackle for loss ... made two solo stops in the win over Oklahoma ... three solo tackles at Oklahoma State ... had four tackles in the win over Kansas ... broke up a pass versus Texas A&M ... finished with three tackles... had a tackle at Nebraska ... solo stop against Kansas State ... made two solo tackles and a pass breakup in the win over New Mexico ... two tackles at Houston ... collected two solo tackles against Rice.
Played in all 13 games while picking up 10 total tackles and one fumble recovery ... logged a career-high four tackles at Oklahoma ... recovered his first career fumble at Texas A&M.
Played in six games, mainly on special teams.
Redshirted during the fall ... listed at weakside linebacker ... was a consistent performer in the team's weekly underclassmen scrimmages.
Nimitz High School in Irving, Texas ... Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com) ... No. 54 overall prospect in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News) ... No. 45 inside linebacker nationally (Rivals.com) ... fast, athletic, strong and quick off the ball ... projected as an outside linebacker ... Texas Class 5A Honorable Mention senior season ... District 6-5A first team on defense and second-team nod on offense ... totaled 110 tackles, two interceptions, 10 sacks, eight forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries as a senior ... also accounted for 350 yards receiving, 300 yards rushing and 10 total touchdowns ... had 62 tackles during junior season ... received offers from Baylor, Duke, Indiana, Kansas State and UTEP ... also recruited by Minnesota and Oklahoma ... High School Coach: Mike Farda.
Julius Howard ... born September 21, 1987, in Dallas, Texas ... son of Doris and James Howard ... has two older brothers, James and Marcus ... father, James, played basketball at SMU and brother, James Jr., played basketball at Indiana State ... enjoys drawing in his free time ... prepped in baseball, basketball, football and track at Nimitz ... a high school teammate of fellow Tech linebacker Victor Hunter ... majoring in communication studies.