7 Travis Howard

Travis Howard Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
CB
Height
6'1"
Weight
196
Hometown
Miami, FL
High School
Dr. Krop
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
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.

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TDPRPR YdsPR TD
2009Ohio State10022000000000000000
2010Ohio State100131301.071.0701230201000
2011Ohio State11114125160.510021229500000
2012Ohio State004026140000014516101130
Total-31119666301.581723811013111130