Julian Howsare
No. 95 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1992-09-11) September 11, 1992 (age 29)
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Altoona (PA)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Julian Howsare (born September 11, 1992) is an American professional gridiron football defensive end for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Clarion and was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

College career

Howsare was selected to the FB Gazette All-American Third Team in Sophomore and Junior seasons in 2012 and 2013. Howsare was named PSAC-WEST Defensive Player of the Year in his junior season in 2013. Howsare was a graduate from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and was a key, well rounded defensive player on Clarion's Division 2 football team.

Professional career


Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
254 lb
(115 kg)
4.77 s 1.67 s 2.67 s 4.52 s 7.50 s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
19 reps
All values from his workout at the Villanova Pro Day.[1]

New York Jets

Howsare went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft and signed with the New York Jets on the night of May 2, 2016, shortly after the conclusion of the draft.[2] The signing was formalized by the team six days later.[3] On September 6, 2015, Howsare was signed to the practice squad.[4] On November 4, 2015, Howsare was released from practice squad.[5] On November 26, Howsare re-signed to the practice squad.[6]

On September 22, 2016, Howsare was released by the Jets.[7] He was signed to the practice squad two days later. He was released on October 4, 2016.[8]

Seattle Seahawks

On October 11, 2016, Howsare was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad. He was released by the Seahawks on November 1, 2016.[9]

New York Jets (second stint)

On January 11, 2017, Howsare signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets.[10] He was released by the Jets on September 5, 2017.[11]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Howsare signed a contract extension with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats through the 2022 season on January 4, 2021.[12]


  1. ^ "Julian Howsare, DS #52 DE, Clarion". NFL Draft Scout. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Howsare signs with N.Y. Jets". Clarion Golden Eagles. May 2, 2015. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Lange, Randy (May 8, 2015). "Undrafted Free Agents Signed to Jets Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on May 9, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Jets Sign 8 Players to Practice Squad". newyorkjets.com. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Jets Make Practice Squad Transactions". newyorkjets.com. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Jets Bring Howsare Back to Practice Squad". jetnation.com. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  7. ^ Lange, Randy. "Jets Waive FB Julian Howsare". NewYorkJets.com.
  8. ^ Allen, Eric (October 4, 2016). "Jets Sign S Ronald Martin to the Practice Squad". NewYorkJets.com. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Seahawks Waive QB Joel Stave & FB Julian Howsare From Practice".
  10. ^ Lange, Randy (January 11, 2017). "Jets Sign 3 More to Reserve/Future Deals". NewYorkJets.com. Archived from the original on February 26, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  11. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (September 5, 2017). "Jets Sign WR-KR Jeremy Kerley". NewYorkJets.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "Tiger-Cats extend Howsare and re-sign Mauldin IV". TiCats.ca. January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 4, 2021.