U.S. football tight end “O. J.” Howard is a member of the NFL’s Houston Texans. On November 19, 1994, Howard entered the world. (NFL).
After playing college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide, he was picked first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017.
Howard attended the Autauga Academy, which was located in the city of Prattville in the state of Alabama. Howard was a five-star prospect and the top tight end in his class according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Howard’s high school career was the primary factor in his national ranking. He has agreed in principle to play collegiate football for the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama.
As a freshman at Alabama, he played in 13 games and started five. During his junior year, he had 38 receptions, 602 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.
He was voted the game’s Offensive MVP after he hauled in five passes for 208 yards and two scores in Alabama’s victory against Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game.
His greatest game of the year was a loss to Clemson (35-31). NFL scouts and commentators were nearly unanimous in their prediction that Howard would be picked early in the draft.
A panel of evaluators recognized his outstanding performance during Senior Bowl practice and named him the Senior Bowl’s top practice player of the week, raising his draft position.
That did a lot to increase his worth. Howard finished the game with four catches for a total of 39 receiving yards, helping the South to a 16-15 victory over the North.
What happened OJ Howard?
In the year 2020, Howard suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon in the fourth game of the season and was forced to spend the rest of the year on injured reserve.