2013: Redshirted his first season at MSU ... Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year by coaches ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for games against Northwestern State (8/29/13), Murray State (9/14/13) and Southern Illinois (11/9/13) ... Also earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll honors for fall 2013 semester.
High School: Completed a standout prep career at Oakville High School, where he led the Tigers to a state playoff appearance in 2011 ... Earned Suburban South first-team all-conference recognition as a senior ... Totaled 71 tackles as a junior to garner second-team all-conference honors ... Also competed in baseball and wrestling.
Personal: Benjamin Thomas Howard was born 2/10/95 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Mark and Lynn Howard ... Brothers, Jake and Sam ... Majoring in Construction Management.