Spencer Drango gives Bears third straight season with Offensive Lineman of the Year choice
Baylor returns 15 starters and 47 letterman from last season's Holiday Bowl champion team.
Antwan Goodley posts team-high four catches for 75 yards.
The Bears went through a 45-minute scrimmage, prior to Meet the Bears event.
Bears show off balanced offensive attack in Saturday's on-campus scrimmage.
Baylor takes on West Virginia
NCAA Football: Baylor at Iowa State (USATSI)
Fourth-year junior, returning All-Big 12 honoree... Big, talented, second-year starting cornerback… 13 career PBUs (entering 2015) tops on team… Projected 2015 preseason All-Big 12 by Phil Steele (second team)... Timed at 4.48 in 40-yard dash… Clocked at 6.69 in 3-cone drill.
2014 (Sophomore): Starting cornerback for all 13 games as sophomore for Big 12 champions… Earned All-Big 12 honorable mention from league coaches and named All-Big 12 second team by Waco Tribune-Herald… Totaled 51 tackles (42 solo, 4.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks, team-high four interceptions (40 return yards), team-high 13 PBUs and one QB hurry on season… Ranked 11th nationally and second in Big 12 in passes defensed (17)… Tied for third in conference with four interceptions… Made first career start in season-opening win over SMU, totaled three tackles, assisted sack, interception and PBU… Made interception and career-long 25-yard return (added two tackles) in win over Northwestern State in second game… Made five tackles (four solo) and had season-high three breakups in win at Iowa State in fourth game… Had five solo stops and two PBUs in win at Texas in fifth game… Had three tackles and PBU in epic 61-58 comeback win over No. 9 TCU in sixth game… Made seven tackles, all solo, two breakups and returned interception 15 yards at West Virginia in seventh game… Had three stops (.5 for loss) in win at No. 16 Oklahoma… Recorded four solo tackles, including TFL for one yard, in win over Oklahoma State in 10th game… Made four solo stops in win vs. Texas Tech in 11th game… Made key fourth-quarter interception to help secure win over No. 9 Kansas State that clinched share of Big 12 championship and berth in New Year’s Six bowl… Added sack, assisted TFL and PBU in KSU win… Totaled season-high nine tackles (six solo) and PBU in Cotton Bowl vs. No. 7 Michigan State.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played all 13 games as reserve cornerback and on special teams… Earned first career letter… Totaled five tackles (all solo), one interception and one forced fumble on season… Saw snaps from scrimmage in six of first seven games, played exclusively special teams in five of final six contests… Made collegiate debut, and took first snaps at cornerback, in season-opening win over Wofford, recorded no stats… Made career-first interception (seven-yard return) and had one tackle in win over Buffalo in second game… Had one tackle in win at Kansas in seventh game… Made season-high three tackles (all solo) and forced fumble in win at TCU in 11th game.
2012 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Dressed for two of 13 games, but did not see any game action.
High School: All-state defensive back from Wheatley High School in Houston, Texas... Played defensive back and quarterback under head coach Cornelius McFarland... Named first-team 2011 Class 4A All-State as defensive back by Associated Press following senior season... Led WHS to 2011 area finals... Played for Texas team in Texas-Louisiana High School All-Star Bayou Bowl... Totaled nine interceptions, including two returns for touchdowns, 33 pass breakups and 32 solo tackles as senior in 2011... In final high school game, rushed for 185 yards and two TDs, passed for 245 yards and two TDs and returned two interceptions for TDs ... Helped team to 2010 District 22-4A title and bi-district championship with 6-6 overall record as junior... Played varsity basketball and ran track.
Personal: Son of Freddy Arroila and Luckcher Howard… Full name is Xavien Dwayne Howard... Born July 4, 1993, in Houston, Texas… Majoring in health, kinesiology and leisure studies.