Desmond Howard
Date of Birth May 15, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Death
Character Desmond Howard
First Appearance Season 1 Episode 21
"Fascinatin' Debra"
Number of episodes 1

Desmond Howard (born May 15, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former professional football player. He won the Super Bowl in 1997 and was awarded Most Valuable Player. A former NFL wide receiver, punt returner, and kickoff returner. He played football for the University of Michigan from 1989–1991 and won the Heisman Trophy in 1991. He played professional football in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins (1992–1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995), Green Bay Packers (1996, 1999), Oakland Raiders (1997–1998) and Detroit Lions (1999–2002). Howard was voted the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXI and is the first and only special teams player to win the award. He is one of only four players to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP; Roger Staubach, Jim Plunkett, and Marcus Allen are the others. Howard was ranked the 9th Greatest Return Specialist in NFL History by NFL Network's NFL Top 10 Return Aces. On July 16, 2011, Howard was inducted into the 2011 Class of the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.[1][2] Howard currently works for ESPN as a college football analyst.


In 2005, Desmond was chosen by EA Sports to appear on the cover of their latest football video game.



Guest AppearancesEdit

  • Living Single
  • The Jeff Foxworthy Show

Everybody Loves Raymond AppearancesEdit


  2. Detroit Free Press, "Howard savors big moment", Page 3C, July 17, 2011

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