2011: Played in the first 11 games of the season, primarily on special teams ... Recorded first solo tackle of Illinois career against NU ... Made Illini debut in season-opener Arkansas State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010: Redshirted the 2010 season.
High School: 2009 Fox Valley All-Conference ... Earned all-area honors by the Northwest Herald as a junior and senior ... Rushed for 523 yards on 97 carries, while also recording 41 catches for 414 yards ... Posted 50 tackles, three sacks and four forced fumbles ... Named team's Defensive Lineman of the Year ... Competed in shot put and discus on the track team ... High school coach was Tim Beagle.
Personal: Son of Gretchen and Warren Howe ... Born on April 12, 1992 ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Chose Illinois over Arizona and Wisconsin.