- For others of the same name, see John Howell.
John Searl Howell (December 4, 1915 – June 28, 1946) was a halfback in the National Football League.
Howell was born on December 4, 1915 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was struck and killed by lightning on June 28, 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Howell was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the ninth round of the 1938 NFL Draft and played that season with the team. He played at the collegiate level at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.