John Howell
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-04-28) April 28, 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth: North Platte, Nebraska
Career information
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
Debuted in 2001 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2006 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career tackles     56
Fumble Recoveries     2
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John Thomas Howell (born April 28, 1978) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Howell was born in North Platte, Nebraska, and attended Mullen High School in Mullen, Nebraska.[1] He was a letterman in American football, wrestling, track and field, and golf. In football, he was a two-time first team All-Conference honoree, and as a senior, he was an All-State honorable mention selection. In wrestling, he was a state runner-up as a junior and as a senior, won the Nebraska State Championship.

College[edit | edit source]

Howell played college football at Colorado State University,[2] and attended the university on a football scholarship.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Howell was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft.[3] He played four seasons with the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, including Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002. Howell signed with the Seattle Seahawks for the 2006 season.[4] He suffered a season-ending hamstring injury in the 2006 Seahawks' playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys and was waived shortly thereafter.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Howell lives in Colorado with his wife, Laura, and their three children.[5]

Howell is an avid hunter. He is active with organizations such as Safari Club International, the Dallas Safari Club, and the National Rifle Association. In 2007 he co-founded Dismal River Outfitters, a hunting ranch and resort in Mullen, Nebraska, with his former Buccaneer and Seahawk teammate, Joe Jurevicius.[5][6][7]

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