Todd Howard
No. 53
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1965-02-18) February 18, 1965 (age 56)
Bryan, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Bryan (TX)
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
As coach
Career NFL statistics
Games played:19
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Walter Lee Howard (born February 18, 1965) is a gridiron football coach and former linebacker. He was most recently the defensive line coach for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 1987 NFL Draft.

Playing career

Howard was an all-conference linebacker at Texas A&M before being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 1987 NFL Draft. Howard spent two seasons with the Chiefs and a season with the Barcelona Dragons of the World League of American Football before going into coaching.[1]

Coaching career

Howard began his coaching career at his alma mater Texas A&M, where he was a member of a coaching staff that won three consecutive Southwest Conference championships. He went on to coach at Grinnell College in Iowa, working his way up to defensive coordinator in 1996. Howard left Grinnell to join the coaching staff of the St. Louis Rams as a defensive assistant in 1998. He won his first career Super Bowl with the team when they won Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans in 1999.[2]

After a stint at Louisiana Tech as their linebackers coach, Howard joined the coaching staff at Southwest Texas State as their associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator before leaving to join Jack Del Rio's inaugural coaching staff of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003.[3]

Howard joined the coaching staff at UCLA in 2006 as their defensive line coach, eventually being promoted to associate head coach of the defense.[4] After one season at Washington State, Howard spent 2012 at California as their defensive line coach.[5]

Howard joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2013 as their defensive line coach.[6] He won his first career Grey Cup with the team when they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 101st Grey Cup. He was named the defensive line coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2015, spending three seasons with the team.[7]

Howard was named the linebackers coach of the Montreal Alouettes in 2018. He was reassigned to defensive line for the 2019 season. He was relieved of his coaching duties on September 26, 2021.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Howard has game planned his way to the top". Los Angeles Sentinel. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Todd Howard chats about his Super Bowl win". Montreal Alouettes. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Final assistants named". Jacksonville Jaguars. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  4. ^ "UCLA hires Jaguars assistant to coach defensive line". ESPN. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Cal hires Todd Howard as defensive line coach". East Bay Times. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Riders complete coaching staff". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Bombers Name Todd Howard Defensive Line Coach". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Struggling Alouettes replace defensive coach Todd Howard". Montreal Gazette. September 26, 2021.