29  Derek Howard
Derek  Howard

Hometown:
Killona, La.

High School:
Hahnville HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 208

Position:
LB

Experience:
4L


11/15/2014

Memphis Postgame Notes at Tulane

11/14/2014

Focusing On 1-0

Tigers play motivated Wave on Tulane campus

11/07/2014

Memphis Postgame Notes at Temple

03/29/2014

Tigers Conclude Spring's Third Week with Scrimmage

Offense battles back after fast start by defense

03/22/2014

Tigers' Scrimmage Closes out Second Week of Spring

Memphis team makes play on both sides of the ball

07/17/2014

Memphis Football: Inside the Tigers' Winter/Summer Workouts

Get ready for your 2014 Memphis Tigers football season with this behind-the-scenes look at the team's winter and summer workouts.

Don't miss the 2014 season opener on August 30 when the Tigers host Austin Peay at 6 PM at the Liberty Bowl!

08/21/2013

Memphis Football Completes Final Two-A-Day Practice

The University of Memphis football team wrapped-up its final day of two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Head coach Justin Fuente talks about the final two-a-day practice.

08/13/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - First Day in Full Pads

The Tigers suited up in full pads for the first time today in preparation for two-a-days starting tomorrow.

Memphis opens up the 2013 season hosting Duke on September 7.

08/09/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day Two

Day two of preseason camp is in the books for the Memphis Tigers football team and it was another scorcher. Watch highlights and interviews from day two right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.

08/08/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day One

The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.

11/30/2013

Temple @ Memphis

USATSI

09/07/2013

Memphis Football vs Duke

Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013

10/27/2012

Memphis vs. SMU - AP Photos

Memphis vs. SMU - AP Photos (10/27/12)

Career


After three seasons of significant playing time was expected to vie for more playing time on defense during senior year, but an injury sidelined him for the first half of the season … Played in 38 career games for the Tigers.

2014 (Senior)


Injury sidelined him through the conference opener at Cincinnati … Still, would go on to register 10 tackles, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass … Made senior year debut at home Oct. 11 against Houston … After missing games at SMU and against Tulsa, played the final five games of the season during a stretch in which the Tigers won seven straight … Notched two tackles at Temple as Memphis became bowl eligible for the first time since 2008 … Had a career-high three tackles in the Tigers’ road win at Tulane … With the Tigers leading 10-0, was part of a goal line stand in the final seconds of the first half at Tulane … With the Green Wave facing first-and-goal from the Memphis six, stood up Tulane’s rusher and stopped him for no gain … The Wave would fumble on fourth down and the Tigers took over with 22 seconds to play in the first half … Matched career high with three tackles against Connecticut as the Tigers claimed the American Athletic Conference Championship, the program’s first league title since 1971 … With Memphis leading 13-3, forced a fumble the Tigers recovered at the UConn 39 to set up a quick, scoring drive to extend the lead to 20-3 … Against BYU in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl intercepted a Cougar pass on the final play of the first quarter … The pick set up a 31-yard touchdown drive that gave the Tigers a 24-14 lead … Also had two tackles in the bowl victory.

2013 (Junior)


Played in all 12 games of his junior year in 2012 ... Recorded three tackles during the season ... Recorded a tackle in the Tigers' opener against Duke ... Also had tackles in games against UCF and Cincinnati ... After Memphis had tied its game with UCF at 10-10 late in the third quarter, dropped the Knights' returner at the 16-yard line ... The Tigers would hold UCF without a first down on the drive, then started a go-ahead touchdown drive from near midfield .

2012 (Sophomore)


After not seeing any action in the first two games of the season, saw playing time in the Tigers' final 10 games of his sophomore season.

2011 (Freshman)


Played in 10 of the Tigers' 12 contests ... Saw most of his playing time on special teams ... Registered one tackle ... His solo stop came against UCF.

Hahnville High School


Played for Coach Llen Michael at Hahnville High School in 2010 ... A District 6-5A first team selection after logging 505 yards on 37 catches and five TD as a senior ... Helped the Tigers to an 8-5 record and a second-round appearance in the state playoffs ... Played receiver in 2009 under Coach Lou Valdin ... Registered 348 yards on 24 receptions and three TD as a junior ... Caught three or more passes in three games, including six for 98 yards against Barbe ... Tallied two TD receptions in the win over Barbe ... Averaged over 20 yards a catch against both Reed and Ehret ... Also returned four kicks for 74 yards in 2009 ... Posted a long return of 22 yards vs Destrehan ... The Tigers finished the 2009 season with an 11-2 record and made a third-round appearance in the state playoffs ... Rated as a two-star prospect at receiver by Rivals.com.

Personal


Son of Eric and Tracy Howard ... Born July 24, 1992, in Luling, La. ... Graduates May, 204 with a bachelor’s degree in Sports & Leisure Management.

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