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  Delano Howell
Delano Howell

Player Profile

Newhall, CA

High School:
Hart HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 198



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Oklahoma State vs. Stanford - Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma State vs. Stanford - Fiesta Bowl - AP Photo Gallery


Fiesta Bowl Practice 12/29/2011

Fiesta Bowl Practice 12/29/2011


Stanford vs. Notre Dame Football

Stanford vs. Notre Dame


Stanford vs. Washington State

Stanford vs. Washington State Photo Gallery


Stanford vs. Colorado

Stanford vs. Colorado Photo Gallery

Feature Storeis: 8/12/10 in | 8/9/11 in Signal Newspaper | 9/10/11 in San Francisco Chronicle | 9/21/11 in San Jose Mercury News |

AT STANFORD: Three-year starting safety who finished his career with 190 total tackles and seven interceptions in 34 career games...transitioned to the secondary prior to the 2009 season after spending his freshman season as a running back...earned first team all-conference honors in 2011 after second team and honorable mention selections in 2009 and '10.

2011 (SENIOR): First team All-Pac-12 Conference selection...finished with 52 tackles, four pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble despite missing three games with injury has made 33 starts in the secondary over the last three seasons after transitioning from running back in spring of 2008...has recorded 190 career total tackles to rank as Stanford's active career leader...also tops all active players with six career interceptions...ranked as the team's third-leading tackler six games into the season with 25 stops...however, missed the next three games against Washington, USC and Oregon State with a hand injury...returned to action for the Oregon game...finished with five tackles and a forced fumble...had seven tackles and a fumble recovery against Cal...had a season-high eight tackles, including six solo stops against Notre Dame...registered seven total tackles in the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma State...named the recipient of the Jack Huston Award, awarded to the player who best exemplifies aggressiveness, exceptional performance and unheralded efforts.

2010 (JUNIOR): Second team All-Pac-10 selection finished the season with 60 total tackles, including 46 solo efforts...ranked as the team's fourth-leading tackler behind Shayne Skov (84), Chase Thomas (70) and Michael Thomas (61)...also had a team-high five interceptions...started 12 of the 13 games, missing the Washington State game with injury...had seven tackles in his first three games against Sacramento State, UCLA and Wake Forest before registering 12 stops at Notre Dame...had eight tackles, an interception and fumble recovery against Oregon...picked off a Darron Thomas pass with 0:48 left in the third quarter...also recovered a fumble at the 4:57 mark of the first quarter that set up Stanford's second touchdown of the game...had a solid, eight- tackle effort against USC, which included a forced fumble...recorded his third career double digit tackle effort against Arizona, finishing with 11 stops...had a combined eight tackles in the final three regular season games against Arizona State, California and Oregon State...was credited with four tackles, including a sack, against Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl...recorded his fifth interception of the season when he picked off a Tyrod Taylor pass at the 6:18 mark of the third quarter, thwarting a Hokie drive at the 3-yard line...also recorded his first career sack.

Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection in his first season at the strong safety position...finished the season as the team's second-leading tackler with 78 stops, including 52 solo efforts...also had two interceptions, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery...played in 12 games and made 11 starts, missing the Arizona game with an injury...had nine or more tackles in five games...led the team in tackles in each of the last four games, totaling 36 stops during that stretch...made his first career start at Washington State in the season opener and finished with a team-high nine tackles...had two interceptions in Stanford's 34-14 win over No. 24 Washington...marked the first time a Stanford player had two interceptions in one game since Nick Sanchez vs. California in 2007...credited with nine tackles at Oregon State...had a career- high 15 tackles against California, including two solo stops...along with Chris Marinelli, was the recipient of the Frank Rehm Award, a team award honoring the outstanding offensive and defensive players in the Big Game.

2008 (FRESHMAN):
Was one of eight true freshmen to see action...appeared in nine games...made his collegiate debut against San Jose State...rushed nine times for 59 yards and one touchdown and caught nine passes for 94 yards...was also a factor on special teams...had 11 kickoff returns that totaled 284 yards (25.8 avg.)...rushed for 15 yards on three carries at Notre Dame...had three kickoff returns against Arizona totaling 81 yards, including a 33-yarder...scored his first career rushing touchdown on a one yard carry in the fourth quarter against Washington State...had a season-high four receptions for 29 yards against Oregon...finished with three receptions for 42 yards against USC.

Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors last spring as a long-jumper and sprinter...long jumped 23-8 ¾ (7.23m) which was the top mark for Stanford in 2011 ... placed seventh at the Big Meet in the long jump ...ran a season best in the 100 meters of 11.39 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational.

Graduated from Hart High School in Newhall, Calif...a SuperPrep All-American and the source's No. 22 prospect in California/Hawaii/Nevada as well as the No. 21 running back in the country...ranked as the No. 17 running back in the nation by, the No. 17 overall recruit from California and the No. 162 overall recruit in the nation...selected as the nation's No. 16 all-purpose back by All-West Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar...earned third team 2007 All-American honors from EA Sports and was a first team all-state selection...set school career records for rushing yards (4,502), carries (64), total touchdowns (82), points scored (494) and yards from scrimmage (5,930)...put together a huge senior season, rushing for 2,249 yards and 23 TDs on 266 carries (8.46 avg.) for a squad that was 12-1-1 overall, won the Foothill League championship and was the CIF Southern Section Northern Division runner-up...added 39 receptions for 650 yards and six TDs in 2007...named the 2007 All-Santa Clarita Valley Player of the Year and the Santa Clarita Valley Signal 2007 CIF Southern Section Offensive Player of the Year...rushed for 1,491 yards on 235 carries and scored 29 TDs on the ground, while adding 41 receptions for 625 yards and six scores as a junior...also rushed for 762 yards and ran across the goal line for nine TDs, while catching 13 balls for 153 yards as a sophomore in 2005...chipped in as his team's punter...also participated in track and field and was his team's athlete of the year as a senior in 2006-07, as well as its most valuable runner in 2004-05 and 2005-06...majoring in science, technology and society.



Year G-S Att YG YL Net Avg TD LG
2008 9-0 16 61 2 59 3.7 1 11

Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG
2008 9-0 9 94 10.4 0 27

Kickoff Returns
Year Att Yds Avg. TD LG
2008 11 284 25.8 0 38

Career Highs
Tackles: 15 vs. California, 2009
Tackles for Loss: 1.0 three times, last vs. Virginia Tech, 2011 (Orange Bowl)
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Virginia Tech, 2011 (Orange Bowl)
Interceptions: 2 vs. Washington, 2009