9 Gregory "Buddy" Howell, Jr.


Coconut Grove, Fla.

High School:
Coral Gables Senior High

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215






Football Holds First Practice with School Underway

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Football Battled Weather in Practice 13 and had Clear Skies for 14

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Football Completes Second Two-A-Day of Preseason Camp

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Football Got the Most Out of Its 15th Practice in the REDBLUE Game

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Football Has a Non-Contact Thursday Practice/Ends Day by Walking in Her Shoes

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Sophomore (2015)

  • Led the Owls in the season opener versus Tulsa with 138 yards on 22 carries...found the end zone twice
  • Carried the ball 13 times versus Miami and tallied 78 yards...also credited with four receptions for a total of 35 yards
  • Led the team with 14 carries for a total of 75 yards versus Buffalo...had tallied 57 of the 75 by halftime
  • Carried the ball 21 times in the Charlotte victory....tallied 63 yards with a long of nine yards...also added a 19-yard reception
  • Drew the start versus Rice...led the team with 14 carries for 63 yards
  • Recorded four carries in the Marshall game for a total of nine yards...carried the ball four times at UTEP and tallied eight yards, including a three-yard TD run
  • One of seven players to carry the ball versus FIU....tallied 13 carries for 59 yards, including a long of 20 yards and averaged 4.5 per carry
  • One of seven ball carriers at WKU...had five carries for 21 yards...tallied eight carries and recorded 18 yards
  • Drew the start at Florida...averaged 5.0 yards per carry with a total of 12 carries and 60 yards
  • Part of team rushing attack that included 54 carries for 248 yards at ODU...Howell accounted for three carries and six yards

True Freshman (2014)

  • Selected and worked as part of the developmental unit
  • Growth prompted the coaches to move him from developmental to the two-deep mid-way through the season
  • First collegiate game he recorded 118 yards without a negative yard and scored a TD in FAU's 45-38 victory over WKU
  • Nearly broke the 100+ yard plateau a second game with 92 on 22 carries at No. 23 Marshall...longest run of the day for Howell versus the Herd was 12 yards
  • Tallied seven carries and 43 yards versus UAB...longest run was a 22-yard run that ended with him going down with an injury

High School

  • Played for Roger Pollard at Coral Gables Senior High School where he tallied 232 carries for 1,567 yards (6.8 yards per carry) and 13 scores
  • Named 8A third team all-state and first team all-Dade
  • Participated in the Dade/Broward All-Star Game
  • Two-sport athlete (football and track and field) and listed as a Coral Gables Senior High School Senior of Distinction


  • Accounting major
  • Son of Merdie Lane and Gregory Howell
  • Born March 27, 1996 in Miami, Fla
  • Lists Thomas Lane as a relative who played for FAMU and the Minnesota Vikings


WKU (21-118, 1 TD), at Marshall (22-92), UAB (7-43)
at Tulsa (22-138 yards, 2 Ts), Miami (13-78 yards); Charlotte (R: 21-62, Rec: 1-19) Rice (R: 14-63); Marshall (R: 4-9); UTEP (4-8, 1 TD); FIU (R: 13-59); WKU (5-21); MT (8-18); UF (12-60)

Career Game Highs
Carries: 22 at Marshall (10/25/14), 22 at Tulsa (9/5/15)
Yards: 138 Tulsa (9/5/15)
Touchdowns: 2 Tulsa (9/5/15)
Longest Carry: 30 Tulsa (9/5/15)
Receptions: 4 Miami (9/11/15)
Receiving Yards: 35 (9/11/15)

2014 Single Game Highs
Carries: 22 at Marshall (10/25/14)
Yards: 118 yards at WKU
Touchdowns: 1 2x
Longest Carry: 22 UAB (11/1/14)

2015 Single Game Highs
Carries: 22 at Tulsa (9/5/15)
Yards: 138 Tulsa (9/5/15)
Touchdowns: 2 Tulsa (9/5/15)
Longest Carry: 30 Tulsa (9/5/15)
Receptions: 4 Miami (9/11/15)
Receiving Yards: 35 Miami (9/11/15)

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