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|Date of birth:||March 3, 1951|
|Place of birth:||Oakland, California, USA|
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Ronald Ford Howard (born March 3, 1951 in Oakland, California) is a retired U.S. professional American football tight end who played in six seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys (1974–1975), the Seattle Seahawks (1976–1978) and the Buffalo Bills (1979).
High school careerEdit
Howard played varsity football, basketball and track for Pasco High School for three years. As a senior, Howard led the Pasco basketball squad to a 25-1 record, with the one loss coming in the state championship game to Snohomish High School in overtime.
After graduating in 1970, Howard went on to become a basketball star at Seattle University. Although Seattle University had no football program, Howard was drafted by the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, who had had their eye on him since he was a sophomore at Seattle U. Despite the odds, Howard made the Cowboys as a tight end and spent two seasons with the Cowboys, before moving back to Seattle for another three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before injuries forced him out of the game. Howard’s team record for receptions by a tight end in a season stood for nearly 30 years before being broken. Ron Howard currently works at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy as the assistant Principal.
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