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Desmond Howard

Born: May 15, 1970

Birthplace: Cleveland

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Desmond Howard

Date of Birth : May 15, 1970
Birth Place : Cleveland

Desmond Kevin Howard is a former NFL wide receiver, punt returner and kickoff returner and currently a college football analyst for ESPN. He played football for the University of Michigan from 1989–1991 and won the Heisman Trophy in 1991. He played professional football in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions. Howard was voted the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXI and is the first and currently the only special teams player to win the award. He is one of only four players to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP; Roger Staubach, Jim Plunkett and Marcus Allen are the others. Howard was ranked the ninth Greatest Return Specialist in NFL History by NFL Network's NFL Top 10 Return Aces. On July 16, 2011, Howard was inducted into the 2011 Class of the College Football Hall of Fame.


  • American football player

Also known as

  • Desmond Kevin Howard

Awards Won

  • Heisman Trophy
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