4  Reginald Howard
Reginald Howard

Memphis, TN

High School:
Kirby HS


Defensive Back

A returning starter and letterman who came to Memphis as a walk-on candidate in 1998 and earned a scholarship before the first game of the season ...

1998: Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 1998 season ... Came to the Tigers as a walk-on transfer from Henderson State University ... Worked his way into a starting role before the first game and opened the season as the starting corner against Ole Miss ... Was awarded a scholarship two days before the Ole Miss game ... Was named the Defensive Player of the Week for his play against the Rebels ... Registered five tackles including four solo hits in the Mississippi game ... Came back the following week to record nine tackles in the Mississippi State contest ... Had first double digit tackle performance against Houston when he logged 15 tackles including nine solos ... Had 12 tackles the next week in the Arkansas game and had his first career blocked kick ... Ended the season with 10 tackles in the East Carolina game ... Was credited with two fumble recoveries on the season, those coming in the Minnesota and Louisville games ... Finished the year as the Tigers' fourth leading tackler ... Was credited with 69 tackles including 52 solo stops, four tackles for lost yardage, two fumble recoveries, and two pass breakups ... Was very impressive in spring drills as a cornerback ... Was the team's fourth leading tackler in spring drills ...

1997: Worked as a member of the offensive scout team in the fall ... Spent his time as a wide receiver ... Was moved to defensive back in the later stages of the season ... Did not participate in a game but did dress out for two home contests ... Moved to the field corner position in late fall and worked behind Kevin and Keith Cobb ... Henderson State: Played two years for Henderson State, a Division II school ... Led team and conference in pass breakups in 1996 ...

Prep: Played for John Goodman at Kirby High School in Memphis ... Had 20 pass receptions for 285 yards and 60 tack les during his senior year ...

Born: 5/17/77 ... Is the son of Pamela Howard.


1998 11/11 52 17 69 4-9 0-0

Most Tackles/Game: 15 vs Houston, (`98)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 11 vs Arkansas, (`98)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 6 vs Houston, (`98)
Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 four times
Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 twice

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