John Howell IV Signs Letter of Intent

John Howell IV
6-2, 232
Columbia, SC
Lower Richland High School

New Mexico State University
NCAA Division I-A

John Howell started all 19 games in his two-year career at Hudson Valley. A team captain in 2003, Howell earned First Team All-Northeast Football Conference honors after leading Hudson Valley with 63 tackles. He had a season-high 11 tackles in a win over Erie Community College. Howell was second on the team with 48 tackles in 2002.

Howell came to Hudson Valley after serving four years in the United States Army. Prior to joining the military, Howell pitched for the Brevard College (NC) baseball team, helping the Tornados to a 59-12 record and a spot in the NAIA World Series. He finished the year with a 7-2 record on the mound.

Year	Games	Tackles	TFL	Sacks	INT
2002	9	48	8 (-35)	3	1
2003	10	63	7 (-47)	2	1
Total	19	111	15 (-82)	5	2

Howell signed with New Mexico State in December.

New Mexico State
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Conference: Sun Belt (Will join WAC in 2005)
Head Coach: Tony Samuel
2003 Record: 3-9/2-5 Sun Belt (7th)