7 Travis Howard

Travis Howard Ohio State
usaUnited States
Miami, FL
High School
Dr. Krop
Past Teams
Ohio State
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Jersey #: 7 (2011-12), 18 (2008-10)

Major: Family Resource Management (2011-12), Communication (2010), Business Administration (2009)

Weight: 196 (2012), 190 (2010-11), 180 (2008-09)

2012 Media Guide: Travis is a fifth-year senior who has played in 31 games and has started 11 times, with all 11 starts coming during the 2011 season … his four career interceptions – a 30-yard “pick six” in 2010 vs. Penn State plus interceptions vs. Michigan in 2010 and vs. Illinois and Indiana in 2011 – are tied for the most (with Orhian Johnson) among current Buckeyes … seven career pass break-ups are the second-most on the team and 11 total passes defended (PBUs + interceptions) lead all current Buckeyes … his seven passes defended (five pass break-ups and two interceptions) ranked T18th in the Big Ten in 2011 … also was eighth in the Big Ten last year with two forced fumbles … 41 tackles in 2011 included a career-high 10 vs. Michigan State … had huge, fourth-quarter interceptions in wins over Illinois and Indiana … played in 10 games in both 2010 as a sophomore and 2009 as a red-shirt freshman … recorded 13 tackles in 2010 and had a fumble recovery in addition to the interception vs. Michigan … a three-year letterman.

2011 Media Guide: veteran cornerback who has put his experience to good use in the Buckeye secondary … quick and agile with plenty of skills … worked during spring drills on the left side, replacing graduated All-American Chimdi Chekwa.

2010: Earned increased playing time at corner … 13 tackles for season … shoulder injury kept out of action against Eastern Michigan … 3 solo stops in Indiana win … 30-yard fourth-quarter interception for a score in the win over Penn State … came through with an interception and a fumble recovery in the Michigan win … 2 tackles in Sugar Bowl … second-year letterman.

2010 Media Guide: young cornerback who is gaining experience in the Buckeye secondary … quick and agile with plenty of skills … limited in spring drills after surgery … will work behind veteran Chimdi Chekwa on the left side.

2009: Reserve corner who played mostly on special units for the Rose Bowl and Big Ten champions … first-year letterwinner.

2009 Media Guide: Young cornerback who will try and gain experience in the Buckeye secondary this season … quick and agile with plenty of skills … worked along with Andre Amos at field corner this spring.

2008: Did not see varsity action for the Big Ten champions … worked with the scout squads while taking a redshirt.

High School: Accomplished defensive back from south Florida … selected as first team all-Florida and all-Dade … can play safety and corner … 88 tackles, six interceptions, with two scores and three fumble recoveries … 36-inch vertical jump … also a letterman in basketball and track … honor roll student.

Personal: Son of Trenise Dozier and Ellis Howard … favorite candy is Airheads … likes to play dodgeball … says his mom is the most inspirational person in his life.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TDPRPR YdsPR TD
2009Ohio State10022000000000000000
2010Ohio State100131301.071.0701230201000
2011Ohio State11114125160.510021229500000
2012Ohio State004026140000014516101130