American Football Database
Pat Howell
Date of birth: (1957-03-12) March 12, 1957 (age 65)
Place of birth: Fresno, California
Career information
Position(s): OG
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 2/ Pick 49
 As player:
Atlanta Falcons
Houston Oilers
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Patrick Gerrard Howell (born March 12, 1957) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the late 1970s and 1980s. Howell played college football at the University of Southern California, and was recognized as an All-American. A second-round pick in the 1979 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers of the NFL.

early years

Howell was born in Fresno, California. He was a Parade magazine high school All-American for Fresno High School football team in 1974, and Central California Valley discus throw champion in track and field.

College career

Howell attended the University of Southern California, where he played for the USC Trojans football team. As a senior in 1978, he received consensus first-team All-American honors.

Professional career

The Houston Oilers chose Howell in the second round (forty-ninth pick overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft, and he played for the Oilers from 1979 to 1983, and Atlanta Falcons between 1983 and 1985.

Football family

His son, Nick Howell, is currently an offensive lineman for the USC Trojans, after playing football at Bullard High school in Fresno, California.