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.
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