Shared time at tailback with Tony Fisher and Julius Jones
most of his career ... slashing type runner who once he found a hole
could explode through the line ... smart runner who possesses good
speed ... also played special teams during his career including making
a team-high 152 appearances in '01.
AS A SENIOR: Shared time at tailback with Tony Fisher, Julius
Jones and Ryan Grant in 2001 ... made second career start vs.
Nebraska ... also started vs. Purdue ... led team with 20 special teams
appearances vs. Nebraska and added 21 more vs. Michigan
State ... recorded his first touchdown of the season with a four-yard run
vs. USC. . .had a season-high nine carries for 35 yards vs. Boston
CollegeSrecorded a season high 12 carries for 54 yards and two
touchdowns vs. Navy. . . was Notre Dame's leader in special teams
appearances with 152 in '01.
AS A JUNIOR: Shared tailback duties for 2000 with Julius
Jones and Tony Fisher ... led Irish running backs in yards per
carry (5.7) ... carried seven times for 29 yards against Texas A&M
. . . made first career start against Purdue as Irish opened in
goalline set after blocking a Purdue punt ... carried three times
for 21 yards vs. Stanford ... had 13 carries for 68 yards vs. Navy
. . . after rushing for just 56 yards through the first six games, he
scampered 80 yards for touchdown in second period vs. West Virginia
to tie game 14-14, the 15th longest rush by an Irish player in
history and second longest in the past 27 years (Robert Farmer, 81
vs. Boston College '96) ... it was also the longest run by a West
Virginia opponent in Mountaineer Field history ... finished with
career-high 96 yards on the ground to lead team ... rushed
career-high 16 times for 84 yards vs. Boston College ... after
catching just four passes for 37 yards in his first 22 career games,
had three receptions for 41 yards vs. Boston College. . . after
scoring just two touchdowns in his first 23 collegiate games, he
found the end zone twice in less than a quarter vs. Rutgers ...
capped off 80-yard drive just before halftime with a one-yard plunge
to give Notre Dame 24-10 lead and then scored from two yards out to
put the Irish up 38-17 ... finished with 69 yards on the ground and
22 receiving vs. Rutgers while matching career highs in carries (16)
and receptions (3) ... had 47 yards on nine carries vs. USC ...
carried eight times for 28 net rushing yards in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta
Bowl vs. Oregon State ... made 109 regular-season special teams
appearances, then three more vs. Oregon State.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in each of first nine games in '99 as
Irish tailback and special team standout ... missed last three
games in '99 after suffering hamstring injury vs. Tennessee ... led
all Irish ballcarriers in yards per carry in '99 with 5.6-yard
average ... made 109 special-team appearances overall, including 16
kickoff returns while filling in for injured Joey Getherall in that
department ... had 26 rushing yards on five attempts vs. Arizona
State and caught first career pass ... had career-best 67 rushing
yards on 10 attempts vs. Navy, including one-yard scoring run that
gave Irish 14-0 lead.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in each of last six games in '98,
including vs. Georgia Tech in Gator Bowl ... worked predominantly
with Irish special teams, making 47 regular-season kicking game
appearances, then seven more vs. Georgia Tech ... spent freshman
season on defense, with lone appearance in secondary coming vs.
Baylor at free safety ... made two tackles vs. LSU, one vs. Navy.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Parade prep All-American ...
rated 77th best player nationally by The Sporting News and 96th best
player by Chicago Sun-Times ... rated one of top 100 players
nationally by Dallas Morning News ... USA Today honorable mention
All-America pick ... South Jersey MVP on offense as senior at
Rancocas Valley High School in Mt. Holly, N.J. ... named New Jersey
Player of the Year by Philadelphia Inquirer ... rushed 231 times
for 1,450 yards and 14 touchdowns in '97 on 7-3 team ... rushed for
more than 900 yards and 13 TDs as junior ... caught 19 passes for
300 yards and one TD as junior ... had 35 tackles and one
interception as defensive back as junior ... finished third as
junior in state high jump competition at 6-6 and sixth in long jump
at 22-9 ... from same high school as Pittsburgh Steeler great
Franco Harris ... full name is Terrance Rochelle Howard ...
brother Tracy played football at Penn State and Temple ... born
4-11-79 in Willingboro, N.J. ... third oldest of four children . .
. graduated in May 2002 with a degree in economics from the College
of Arts and Letters.
Howard's Career Statistics