John Howell was born in Mullen, Nebraska, played eight-a-side football and was a member of 23 graduating class. From those humble backgrounds, he went on to become the star defensive guard of Colorado State University and won the 2003 Super Bowl in Tampa Bay.
Howell’s eldest son Jack is a real freshman security officer at Colorado State University, and he signed up for his college career earlier last winter. Jack may make his NCAA debut in Friday’s opener against South Dakota State University.
It can be said that his first impression is very good.
“After the first few weeks of the spring, the defensive coordinator (Chuck Hit) called me and said,’John, I have a very harsh attitude towards Jack today,'” John recalled. “I said,’Well, that’s fine, it should be like this,’ he said,’No, I’m very strict with him. Then I went to him and asked him if he could deal with that kind of butt biting? It’s like, yes, coach, it’s nothing compared to my father.”
John Howell recounted the anecdote with a smile.
Based on his background and experience, Howell knows how to press the right button to make his child succeed. His daughter Jaelin, a senior in Florida, won the 2021 MAC Herman Trophy and became the country’s best female college football player. Jack helped Valor Christian to win the Colorado 5A state championship in his sophomore year. After finishing his preparatory career in Chandler, Arizona, he is following in his father’s footsteps. His youngest sibling, Jack, was a starting guard at Cherry Creek High School and a sophomore backup linebacker.
John and Laura Howell are in Tallahassee, Florida this week, and they will participate in the important game between Jelling and rival Florida on Thursday before returning to Colorado. John plans to participate in the CSU opener on Friday night, and Laura will participate in Jack’s game against Pomona.
“We are very lucky, you have to enjoy these times while they last,” John Howell said. “As a parent, it’s fun-you can reap interesting trips and rewards from the hard work of the children.”
As the winner of the 2000 All-West Mountain Awards, John Howell is particularly proud of Jack being a Ram. Jack was originally a scholarship provided by former CSU head coach Mike Bobo, and then Bobo’s successor Steve Addazio (Steve Addazio) once again provided a scholarship, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was in the Rams in 2020 He started his first full season after playing only four games in the year.
“We are very happy that he is a ram,” John said. “We are very excited about this coaching staff. Time must be given to them, but I hope they can stand up this year to win a series of football matches and defeat a bunch of opponent teams and participate in bowl games and win games. But you have to give new employees time.”
Adazio said Howell, who is 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 195 pounds, and other defensive guards Robert Floyd and Langston Williams (a graduate of the Eagle Crest), and the close end Tanner A Kim (Fossil Ridge) and quarterback Evan Oles are one of the most impressive freshmen. (According to CSU policy, freshmen are not allowed to talk to the media).
“He did a great job,” the heater added. “Throwing a lot of different things at you at a time, he gets better every week. He is really working now. He has a very good performance and will definitely be able to play and help us win the game.”
Heater compared the young player to a young coach.
“Obviously, you grew up in that culture, so this is always a positive thing,” Hitt said. “The truth is, you are your own person. Your dad will not tackle for you. But obviously, it is important to him. I like his mentality. I like his skill set. He is doing what we are trying to demand. All the positive factors in what he did. Of course, we are encouraged by this.”