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Page 2-The Michigan ity-December 15,1991-EX

EXTRA-December 1q91-

Desmond s


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l Howard caught at east one touchdown pass in210 of this season s 1 games,
games in1 a seasonwit. atqutcdown catch. Houston's Manny Ha"*d ( 09 and V~ti
the onl3' y other6aEin NCAA history.to have caught a tuchdow..pass in 10:.e""lg
* Howardsasnst3ea of lestataeith eTohd respto n htndedig
lrecordfor consecutive regularseason gameshwiMh at least one ID catch.
Howard oad caughtaTpasin12 i e-season sgtrg re orpgames aisd13 stra
Gao ow prortothet Ohio State game That 12-gam e regular sason straktied
record fo oast consecutiVe segilrseason games with atouchdownd I i a car
weekt prior to Howard's .
*:Howard;:and Elvs rbac have coimbined for 31 TO passes in thercareers,. an Ny
the same quarterback to the same receiver sinna career
* Howard and Grba combiinedfr19 passesthissesonrty wth NCAAt eord
by Hpassing/receving dyoa1r989HeismanwinnerAndre are andManny -czard:also;
*Howard had 19 T receptions th Cseason, goodfor second plaen the NCAA
Mann Hazar's NCAA Seasonreor : 22 ID catches fn 1989.
f Bowad stg e ei sBigsTen andMih gan single-season6eeiingTD recordwith
Howard led the .Bg Tey in scoring thissyear with 90 points in nine onfersence
138 points in all 11 games(12.5 ppg)Howard isthe only receiver in Bg e history ton
t Howard's 138pints arethe mostscored in a single season by anyreceiverin Bi
most points scored by any Big Ten player: in a season,
* Howard ranks second in BigTencareertouchdown r1eceptonswith32 behii
Mich( an careerrecord (37 receivin7)s from 1 .
caee Mci(Howard is the only player in Michigan h story to return two kickoffs ortouchd
8 Howard's 93syard punt return ID against Ohio State was the Longest pnt retu
s Howard is Michiganss leader in career kckoff return average with a 29 aver
* Howard has 37careertotatouchdowns, goodforsecondplaceothe Michgan
Michigan career record f40lTDs set in 197982.'
Howard has 32 career TD receptions five behind Carters Michigan record of:
b Howard ranks second in Miiganr careerkickoffreturnyardage with 172yar
* Howard has 133 career receptions, the secondhighest career total in Mic
Michigan record with,!16i career receptions K1979-82.
* Howard has 1488total return yards in his careerthe second mostn Michigan h'
yards are the Mich11141-igan record.
,v Howard averages 23.6yards pertotal returnthe second-besttotal return average
hasthe higfesttotal return average in Wlverne hstory (25.6 yards per return from
Howardhnas 2111 career receiving yards thethird mostin Michigan history.How 111-.1
place;{behind' Greg McMurtry.s 2163 yards fromi 19889. Carter s Michigan's a
receiving yards..
1M;'Howard has scored 222 career points, fifth on the alltime Michigan scoringl
Harmon (237 points from 1938-40) for a fourthplace tie in career scoring.
*I Howard has 2345 combined rushing and receiving yards, the 14th ost in sh
*Howard Mholds Mich,,igan' ige-esnscoring recrd with138 poinsti e
season record off117'set in his 1940 Heisman-winning year. '
* :Howard setthe Michigan single-season total touchdown record wdith 23Ts th
T~s in a season.
*Howard set the "Michigan singleseasonTD reception record with 19 this seas
UHoward's 96 receiving yards against Ohio State gave him seven games in 1991
Howard iI~s now tied with himself (1990) , Carter. (1982), and Jack Clancy 1966) for the
for most. games in a season with 75+ receiving yards.
* Howard averages 31.1 yards per kickoff return this season, the hghest single-s
... .Howard has accumulated over 100 receiving yards in four gamnes this year, one
100+';yard receiving gains setn 1982.
* Howard'has 634total retuirn yards this year, only 6 yards behnd Carters Michic
category{(650 yards in 1979)
S Howardfaverages 23.5 yards pertotal return, the second-best singleseaso n ai
s1et the single-season recod ~wth a 243 total return average in 1990, ;.
Hlreception shyof hisown 63 receptions in 1990 for second place, and is 15 catches b
of 7 e e t n 's t 1 6 ';. 1-I How ard has 950receiving yards this season, the fourth -1hihest single season 1+
two yards behind Carter (1981) for third place, trails his own 1990 performace by75v
behindl Clancty's singleseason record.
r Howard has 373 1kickoff return yards t is season, the sixthhighest Michigan si
Howard has 261 punt return yards, the 1th-best singleseason total in scho
averages 17.4 }yards per punt return; the ,highest single-season punt return a eragei
!" Howard averages a touchdown for every 3.2 receptions and averages aID for
.* 11 Howard has scored at easttwo tou~chdowns inhine of Mchigans ##1qgmes h
(against Illin ois and Notre Dame, Howard scored one rushingand onie receiving touc
Howard did not score more than- one touchdown were a1gainst Nvorthwvestern and Oh
those games; Howard accumulatedaoer 200all-pu'rpose ards (201 vs. Northweste
.SHoward flad a I'D reception in,.... every game this season, exceptforthe Ohio St
* Howard needs only 50 more receiving yardO reach 100 rece itg yrds thNis
the first player in Michigan historyto have two 000)+yard receiving seasonsj"HowardI
*'.. ntist2Z games, Howardtas gone overthe 100yard mar.k inalpurposeya
12int a rowdating backt! the 1991 Gatr Bowvl.....
Howard averages 159 0 all-purpose yards/game in 1991.1
Howard caughtthreetouchdown passes aganst BostonCollege and nldaa,tyi
TO receptions ra in q e .,,;:_

Clockwise from above: Desmond Howard grabs an Elvis Grbac pass in the back of the
endzone for his third touchdown of the game against Indiana (photo by Kenneth Smoller);
Howard catches a pass against Northwestern to break Tom Harmon's Michigan single
season record for points (Kenneth Smoller); In evading Hawkeye tacklers at Iowa, Howard
struck a prophetic pose (Kristoffer Gillette); Howard showed where he ranked among the
nation's top players when he scored his first touchdown against Notre Dame on a reverse
(Kenneth Smoller); Howard stretched to grab his second touchdown against the Irish on a
25-yard pass from Grbac on fourth-and-2 (Kenneth Smoller).

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ticing his acceptance speech in front
of us," Weldon joked.
Emtman, who already won the
Outland and Lombardi awards this
season, never thought he had a real-
istic chance.
"Not until the people stop lov-
ing offense," Emtman said. "People
love seeing points and not shutouts.
I'm just honored to be here."
Howard's parents couldn't make
the trip from Cleveland. However,
they were connected via satellite to

New York, and Howard was able to
see his rhother shedding tears fol-
lowing the announcement.
Howard's high school coach Bill
Gutbord, who made the voyage to
the Big Apple, was overwhelmed by
his former pupil's accomplishment.
"I just wanted him to be a suc-
cess in college," Gutbord said. "The
Heisman - holy mackerel."
Howard dedicated the award to
the 1991 Wolverine football team
and plans to display the trophy in
Ann Arbor. However, he will even-
tually move it to his hometown of

Howard was repeatedly asked if
he planned to forego his final year
of collegiate eligibility to enter the
professional ranks next season.
"My thought process is to get my
degree in May, beat Washington in
the Rose Bowl, and start my Ph.D.,"
he replied.
Last year's Heisman winner,
Detmer, faced a similar decision last
spring, but he has not regretted his
decision to return.
"I came back this year and
learned more on the field. My con-
fidence grew, and I was able to
graduate," Detmer said.

Continued from page 1
atop the Heisman heap.
Howard became the Heisman frontrunner without the super hype of the
usual candidates and victors. Then again, he didn't win the Heisman in usual
fashion.either. His 85 percent of the first-place vote marks Howard as the
most dominant Heisman winner of all time.
"I started out the season by working hard over the summer," Howard
said. "So I just wanted to keep working hard in practice and doing my best
on Saturdays."
No preseason hype. Just a lot of class, a big smile, and a Heisman for
Howard and Michigan.
Now Desmond Howard is where he belongs, not on the cover of a media
guide, but enshrined alongside the rest of the greats on the walls of the
Downtown Athletic Club.

Andrew Gottesman
Matt Rennie
Jeff Sheran
Adam Miller

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