The Dolphins placed Howard on the active/physically unable to perform list on July 28, 2020, the first day of training camp. On August 11, 2020, the team put him on the reserve/COVID-19 list. On August 27, 2020, he was activated from both lists.
Howard caught his first interception of the year in Week 3’s 31-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football.
Russell Wilson’s ball was intercepted by Howard in Week 4’s 31-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, giving him two interceptions on the year.
The number of interceptions in Howard’s prior season was surpassed by his second one. During the 24-0 victory over the New York Jets in Week 6, Howard had an interception on a ball from Joe Flacco.
Howard had an interception for the fourth time in a row in this game. Howard was dismissed from the game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13 following a confrontation with Tyler Boyd.
Howard had a career-high eighth interception of the season before being dismissed. During the 33-27 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14, Howard recorded a one-handed interception of a pass thrown by Patrick Mahomes.
During the 56-26 loss in Week 17 over the Buffalo Bills, Howard recorded his league-high 10th interception of the year on a pass thrown by Matt Barkley. Howard received his first-ever first-team All-Pro designation on January 8, 2021.
Where did Xavien Howard go to college?
Xavien Howard attended Baylor University where he play college football.
Between the years 2012 and 2015, Howard was a student at Baylor University. He finished his career with 98 tackles, 10 interceptions, 1.5 sacks, and one score to his name. After completing his junior year, he announced his intention to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.