2006: After spending his first two seasons in the Baylor program at defensive end, fifth-year senior Paul Howard moved to Mike linebacker in the spring and enters 2006 No. 3 behind Nick Moore and Joe Pawelek ... He spent his first two collegiate campaigns at Texas Tech, then left the Red Raider program following the 1999 season and joined the U.S. Army, where he served four years until receiving an honorable discharge in the summer of 2004 and joining the BU program ... Was a transportation coordinator for the Army's 6th Transportation Batallion and made two trips to Kuwait, one in the summer of 2002 to prepare for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and another in 2003 during operation Iraqi Freedom.
2005: Appeared in 10 games as a junior defensive end to pick up his second varsity letter ... Totaled three tackles, all assisted, on the year ... Registered a career-high two tackles (both assisted) vs. No. 2 Texas ... Played 87 snaps, including 55 on special teams.
2004: Saw first career action as a Bear at No. 5 Texas and played in eight games to earn first Baylor letter ... Recorded two tackles, including one for loss, in first year at BU ... Saw action on 107 plays.
At Texas Tech: Sat out his freshman season (1998) as a redshirt at Texas Tech, then had 15 tackles (six solos), a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 1999 to earn his first letter for coach Spike Dykes' 6-5 Red Raider squad ... Had a pair of multi-tackle games as a Red Raider, including a career-best four-stop (one solo) effort against Iowa State and a three-tackle performance at Louisiana-Lafayette.
High School: Denison High School, Denison, Texas ... Credited with 122 tackles, including 82 solos, 13 for losses, three sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior ... Also played tailback in final prep season and rushed 18 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns, while catching five passes for 70 yards ... All-District 7-4A selection ... Suffered a broken foot as a junior and missed eight games ... Helped Yellow Jackets to three consecutive class 4A championship games and a 44-4 record over that span, which included a 15-1 mark in 1997 ... Participated in the peer assistant leadership program ... Coached by Bob Brown at the District 7-4A school.
Personal: The son of Homer and Karen Howard, Paul Elliott Howard was born May 17, 1980, in Denison, Texas ... Graphic design major.
HOWARD'S Single-Game Bests
Tackles: 2 vs. Texas, Nov. 5, 2005
Solo Tackles: 1 at Texas, Oct. 2, 2004
HOWARD'S Career Statistics