NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
John Howell 38 S 2001-04 54 8
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Colorado State 5-11 196 28-Apr-78
How acquiredHow left
4th round pick 2001 Released after 2004 season
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Profile
Was never anything more than a special teamer who make a handful of stats in 2004 through necessity when Jermaine Phillips was placed on Injured Reserve. Was always a top gunner on the punt and kick coverage teams throughout his four seasons in Tampa Bay. Went on to play 10 further games in 2005 for the Seattle Seahawks and was on their roster briefly in 2006. Originally a 4th round pick in 2001 who had played the same strong safety position in college with the same Cover-2 defense as the Bucs had used. Not blessed with great speed but knew the system well enough to play extensively in his rookie season and made one start.

2001 2002 2003 2004
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
14 1 16 1 8 0 16 6

Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
2001 15 11 26
2002 15 2 17
2003 3 0 3
2004 14 3 17
Total 47 16 63
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
2001 11 1 12
2002 6 6 12
2003 5 2 7
2004 12 7 19
Total 34 16 50
Passes Defensed
Season No.
2002 2
2003 1
2004 1
Total 4