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Desmond Howard Net Worth

Desmond Howard Net Worth is
$14 Million

Desmond Howard Biography

Desmond Kevin Howard was born on 15 May 1970, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a former National Football League(NFL) player who began his career right after graduating from college. He currently works as a college football analyst and a commentator for the Detroit Lions pre-season games on the Detroit Lions Television Network.

So how rich is Howard? According to various sources, his net worth is estimated to be over $14 million as of early 2016, and that makes him one of the more favorable and recognized NFL players. No doubt, his wealth can be associated with his successful professional career spanning from 1992 until 2002.

Desmond Howard Net Worth $14 Million

Desmond Howard’s father was a former semi-pro basketball player for the Jolly Jokers, while his mother ran a day care center. His parents divorced when he was thirteen years old and Howard went to live with his father. He attended St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, where Desmond played American football and by that time he had gained All-Ohio and All-American honors. He also played basketball and even received the varsity letter (award for excellence in school activities) from it, as well as three varsity letters from football.

While studying at the University of Michigan, Howard played for college team, managing to win honors, such as Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and Heisman Trophy during the short period of time. After graduating with a bachelors degree in communications in 1992, Desmond began his professional career in the NFL Draft of 1992, playing for the Washington Redskins for two years. Later, he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars  and Green Bay Packers – one season for each team. Strangely, playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars he produced only moderate results but while playing for the Green Bay Packers, his results were record-breaking, including being in the 1996 Super Bowl-winning team, and voted the MVP.

In 1997, Desmond signed with Oakland Raiders but returned to Green Bay in 1999. Because of multiple injuries and unsatisfactory performance, Howard was exempted from the team, so he signed with the Detroit Lions and stayed there until retirement in 2002. Throughout his career, spanning eleven NFL seasons, Howard gained 12,451 all-purpose yards: 10,854 Return yards and 1,597 receiving yards. The number of his touchdowns was 17. Undoubtedly, those eleven NFL seasons helped him to gain a big part of his wealth.

Desmond gained many awards but probably the most important are Pro Bowl, NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year, NFL Punt Return Yards Leader  and others. He was rated as the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXI  and he was conscripted into the Class of the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

Howard also appeared on television, as he was a guest star in an episode of the TV series “Living Single”, and in an episode of the series “Everybody Loves Raymond”. More, he became a cover athlete for the NCAA Football video games, called Football 06. All added to his net worth. Now he works for TV ESPN on college games, and for the Detroit Lions home channel.

In his personal life, Howard is married to Rebkah Howard, who is a licensed attorney and a proficient public relations, manager and marketing executive. The couple has three children, and they all currently live in Miami, Florida.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDesmond Howard
Net Worth$14 Million
Salary$14 million
Date Of Birth15 May 1970,
Place Of BirthCleveland, Ohio, USA,
Height1.77 m
Weight188 lbs (85.27 kg)
ProfessionAmerican football wide receiver
EducationUniversity of Michigan,
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseRebkah Howard
ChildrenSydney Howard, Dhamir Howard, Desmond Howard Jr.
ParentsHattie Howard, J. D. Howard
SiblingsJermaine Howard
NicknamesDesmond Kevin Howard
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/desmond.howard
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/desmondhoward
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Howard
AwardsHeisman Trophy, Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award,
MoviesGreat Gridiron Rivalries: Ohio State vs. Michigan
TV ShowsCollege GameDay (Football), College Football Live, ESPN College Football on ABC


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Retired from the NFL.
2Was the Most Valuable Player of the 1997 Super Bowl in which his squad, the Green Bay Packers beat the New England Patriots 35-21 for their first Super Bowl title since 1968. The first special teams player to achieve that honor, Desmond piled up 244 total yards in that game, including a record-setting 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
3Starred at the University of Michigan, where he won the Heisman Trophy, given to the nation's most outstanding player, in 1991.
4On May 3, 2005, EA Sports announced that Howard would be the cover athlete for their latest installment in the NCAA Football series, NCAA Football 2006. This announcement is a departure for the series, which has traditionally featured college athletes who went to the NFL the previous year on its covers.


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jeff Foxworthy Show1997TV SeriesHarold

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - ESPN College Football Analyst / Himself - College GameDay Analyst
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - ESPN College Football Analyst / Himself
2014 Boca Raton Bowl2014TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
60 Minutes Sports2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Michigan Football Player (segment "Michigan's Secret Weapon")
ESPN Friday Night Fights2014TV SeriesHimself - Teddy's Fight Plan Parnter
2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game2013TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Dancing with the Stars2010TV SeriesHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2010TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Road Trip2009TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XLIII2009TV MovieHimself
ESPY Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Super Bowl XLII2008TV SpecialHimself
Michigan vs. Ohio State: The Rivalry2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Michigan (89-91) / Cleveland, Ohio
Super Bowl XLI2007TV SpecialHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XL2006TV SpecialHimself
NFL on FOX1994-2002TV SeriesHimself - Detroit Lions Wide Receiver / Himself - Washington Redskins Wide Receiver
NFL Monday Night Football1992-2001TV SeriesHimself - Washington Redskins Wide Receiver / Himself - Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver / Himself - Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver / ...
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1993-2000TV SeriesHimself - Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver / Himself - Detroit Lions Wide Receiver / Himself - Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver / ...
The NFL on CBS1998TV SeriesHimself - Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver
The NFL on NBC1992-1997TV SeriesHimself - Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver / Himself - Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver / Himself - Washington Redskins Wide Receiver
Arli$$1997TV SeriesHimself
Living Single1997TV SeriesHimself
Everybody Loves Raymond1997TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXXI1997TV SpecialHimself - Green Bay Packers Kick / Punt Returner
1996 NFC Championship Game1997TV SpecialHimself - Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver
TNT Sunday Night Football1992-1995TV SeriesHimself - Washington Redskins Wide Receiver / Himself - Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver
1992 NFL Draft1992TV MovieHimself - 4th Overall Pick
ESPN College Football1979TV SeriesHimself (2006-2009)

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
NFL Films Presents2015TV Series documentaryHimself
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