MINERS

Thomas Howard
40  Thomas Howard

Hometown:
Lubbock, Texas

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 240

Position:
Linebacker

Years Played:
2002-05

Quite the success story, he started his Miner career as a 190-pound walk-on defensive back ... he metamorphosized into a 240-pound linebacker and was taken by Oakland in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft - UTEP's highest selection in 37 years ... currently plays for Cincinnati ... chosen the preseason defensive player of the year in the Lone Star State by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine heading into his senior year - the first Miner player to be recognized in the 46-year history of the prestigious publication.