|87 Brian Howard|
A speedy, gifted and sure-handed receiver who will look for injury-free consistent playing time during his junior season ... Impressed new coaching staff with a stellar spring which resulted in a preseason starting nod at one of the wide-out positions ... Has started nine career games during ECU career ... Made a pair of catches for 15 yards during the Purple-Gold Game.
2004: Finished fourth among receiver corps with 21 catches for 203 yards and one touchdown (Tulane) ... Nagging hamstring pull limited play to just six games ... Made five starts, including season-opener at West Virginia ... Also opened tilts vs. Tulane, Southern Miss, Army and Houston ... Caught first TD pass of career on a two-yard pass vs. Green Wave, which served as one of a Personal-best six catches during the game (44 yards) ... Made a pair of catches for 19 yards against Mountaineers ... Caught two balls for 14 yards against Southern Miss ... Matched season-high with six grabs (50 yards) during win over Army ... In fact, averaged six catches per game in only two appearances at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Grabbed a team-high four passes for a season-best 57 yards, including a career-long 30 yard reception, against Houston before leaving with hamstring pull ... Did not play vs. Wake Forest (INJ), Cincinnati (CD), Louisville (CD), USF (INJ) and Memphis (INJ) before returning to lineup against N.C. State in season-finale at Bank of America Stadium ... Had one catch for 19 yards vs. Wolfpack.
2003: Played in seven games and caught nine passes for 67 yards as a freshman ... Started five of the final seven games of the campaign ... Turned in top effort of season against USF, catching five passes for 39 yards ... Recorded 12 yards on a pair of catches vs. Tulane ... Logged single receptions against North Carolina and Army ... Longest grab of the season was a 12-yard effort against USF.
High School: An Associated Press All-State standout at Clinton High School ... Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Also chosen to all-region squad as a defensive back ... Listed as a Top 50 prospect by the Charlotte Observer ... Earned MVP honors for play in the State 2-A Championship Game ... An All-Class 2-A pick by NCHSFootball.com as a receiver and defensive back ... Rated as the No. 17 prospect in the state by SuperPrep Magazine ... Guided CHS to back-to-back undefeated seasons and a pair Class 2-A state titles.
Personal: Major is communications ... Son of Freddie and Janice Howard ... Born June 25, 1983.