Buddy Howell
Personal information
Born: (1996-03-27) March 27, 1996 (age 26)
Coconut Grove, Florida
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Coral Gables
College:Florida Atlantic
Position:Running back
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2021
Rushing yards:85
Rushing average:3.3
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receptions:1
Receiving yards:3
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Gregory "Buddy" Howell Jr. (born March 27, 1996) is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football at Florida Atlantic,[1] where he played in 39 games with 16 starts and finished his career with 463 carries for 2,424 yards and 22 touchdowns.[2] Howell signed with the Miami Dolphins after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+18 in
(1.83 m)
219 lb
(99 kg)
29+14 in
(0.74 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.55 s 1.61 s 2.64 s 4.51 s 7.55 s 27.5 in
(0.70 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
19 reps
All values from Pro Day[3][4]

Miami Dolphins

Howell signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft.[5] He was waived by the team on September 1, 2018.[6]

Houston Texans

On September 2, 2018, Howell was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans.[7] He signed a contract extension with the team on March 1, 2021.[8] He was waived on August 31, 2021.[9]

Los Angeles Rams

On September 2, 2021, Howell was signed to the Los Angeles Rams practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 19, 2021.[10] He was placed on injured reserve on December 4, and activated on December 25. Howell won Super Bowl LVI when the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Gregory Howell, Jr. - 2017 Football Roster - Florida Atlantic University". fausports.com. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Buddy Howell". www.miamidolphins.com. Archived from the original on August 15, 2018. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Gregory Howell Jr., RB, Florida Atlantic, 2018 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  4. ^ "Buddy Howell 2018 NFL Draft Profile". insider.espn.com. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  5. ^ "Dolphins announce undrafted free agent signings". ThePhinsider.com. May 11, 2018. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. September 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Transactions: Texans claim three on waivers". HoustonTexans.com. September 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (3-1-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. March 1, 2021. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  9. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (8-31-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. August 31, 2021.
  10. ^ "Rams fill roster holes, replacing Jake Funk and Johnny Mundt following injuries". Turf Show Times. SB Nation. October 19, 2021.
  11. ^ Schwartz, Paul (February 13, 2021). "LA Rams defeat Cincinnati Bengals to win Super Bowl 2022". nypost.com.