DeQuincy Howard 89
DeQuincy Howard

RS Senior

Tyler, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 245

Tight End


  • Spring 2006 Team Most Improved Tight End
  • Spring 2003 Team Most Improved Receiver

A very athletic and talented tight end who has served an invaluable role on Tiger special teams ... Has played in all 12 games, mostly on the protection team for placekicks, but he's seen some action in the Tiger offense, as well ... Enters his final bowl game at Mizzou listed at No. 3 on the depth chart at tight end ... Had a strong spring camp that saw him named the team's most improved tight end ... Caught 4 passes in the spring game for 29 yards, including a 4-yard TD pass to open the scoring on the day from QB Brandon Coleman.

Played in all 12 games as a significant contributor on Mizzou's special teams ... A very good all-around athlete who was part of a team that won the inaugural 3-on-3 basketball tournament that the football program held during the spring.

Played in 10 games on the season and earned his 1st varsity letter ... Played mostly on special teams in a variety of responsibilities ... Did not catch a pass during the season ... Changed his jersey to 89 after wearing 95 his first two years.

Played in 9 games and caught 2 passes on the year for a total of 14 yards ... Came up big at #19 Kansas State when he got loose in the corner of the endzone for a 2-yard TD pass from Brad Smith in the 2ndquarter to cut KSU's lead to 14-7 ... Other catch on the year was a 12-yard catch-and-run vs. Eastern Illinois ... Earned the team's most improved receiver award following the 2003 spring practice session.

Redshirt year ... Was named offensive scout player of the week for his work during the week of the Kansas game.

Rated among the top-60 tight ends in the country by ... Played for a team that reached the state finals in 2001 ... Was a second-team all-district performer and team captain as a senior ... Earned honorable mention all-district honors as a junior ... Caught seven passes in his career, with two of them going for touchdowns ... Ran an impressive 4.68 40-yard dash at the Nike Camp after his senior season ... High school coach - Allen Wilson.

Son of Henry Hill and Andrea Howard ... Intends to pursue a degree in law.