Player Bio

Jordan Howard
RB #24
Height:
6-1
Weight:
224
Age:
23
College:
Indiana
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

CAR
235
YDS
1,032
AVG
4.4
TDS
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 487 2,345 4.8 69 13 47 392 8.3 34 1 3 2
2017 CHI 13 13 235 1,032 4.4 53 7 18 94 5.2 12 0 1 1
2016 CHI 15 13 252 1,313 5.2 69 6 29 298 10.3 34 1 2 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 ATL L 17-23 13 52 4 11 1 3 14 4.7 9 0 -- --
2 @TB L 7-29 9 7 0.8 4 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
3 PIT W 23-17 23 140 6.1 19 2 5 26 5.2 10 0 1 1
4 @GB L 14-35 18 53 2.9 16 1 2 10 5 7 0 -- --
5 MIN L 17-20 19 76 4 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BAL W 27-24 36 167 4.6 53 0 1 9 9 9 0 -- --
7 CAR W 17-3 21 65 3.1 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @NO L 12-20 23 102 4.4 50 0 3 19 6.3 12 0 -- --
10 GB L 16-23 15 54 3.6 25 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 DET L 24-27 15 125 8.3 50 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @PHI L 3-31 7 6 0.9 4 0 2 13 6.5 9 0 -- --
13 SF L 14-15 13 38 2.9 14 0 1 -5 -5 -5 0 -- --
14 @CIN W 33-7 23 147 6.4 21 2 1 8 8 8 0 -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters second NFL campaign ... started 13-of-15 games for the Bears in 2016, carrying the ball 252 times for 1,313 yards (5.2 avg) and 6 touchdowns as a rookie ... set a Bears rookie rushing record with his 1,313 yards and became the second-youngest Bears RB to eclipse 1,000 yards in a season ... his 1,313 yards ranked second in the NFL behind Dallas' Ezekiel Elliott, marking the first time since the 1970 merger that two rookies finished 1-2 in the NFL in rushing ... later became the first Bears rookie running back to be voted to the Pro Bowl since Hall of Famer Gale Sayers in 1965.

HONORS & AWARDS: 2016: NFC Offensive Player of the Week, FedEx Ground Player of the Week, Offensive Rookie of the Month (December/January), All-Rookie Team (PFWA, Gil Brandt, USA Today, Fox Sports) ... Brian Piccolo Award.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 5th round (150th overall) of the 2016 draft.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 15 games (Games 2-16) with 13 starts (Games 4-16) carrying the ball 252 times for 1,313 yards (5.2 avg) and 6 touchdowns ... caught 29 passes for 298 yards (10.3 avg) ... 5.2 rushing average led the NFC ranked 4th in the league overall ... 1,313 yards ranked second in the NFL ... became the first Bears rookie to rush for 100+ yards in each of  his first two starts ... second-youngest Bear to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (Salaam, 1995) ... first Bears rookie to rush for over 100 yards in 7 games ... scored 3 touchdowns vs. SF (12/4) which ranks tied for second most by a Bears rookie ... rushed for a career-high 153 yards vs. MIN (10/31), which earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Ground Player of the Week ... earned Offensive Rookie of the Month for of December/January. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 15-13

COLLEGE: Appeared in 32 career games over three seasons with UAB (2013-14) and Indiana (2015), compiling 3,681 rushing yards on 647 attempts (5.7 avg) and 24 rushing touchdowns, with 24 receptions for 261 yards (10.9) and 3 receiving touchdowns … earned first team all-Big Ten (2015), all-CUSA (2014) and CUSA all-Freshman team (2013) honors and was named Indiana's Corby Davis Memorial Award winner (2015) … set UAB's single-season rushing yards record in the football program's final season (2014) with 1,587 … finished his career with 17 career 100-yard games, including in 10 of his last 13 … became the only FBS player in the last 20 seasons with 140-plus rushing yards in each of his first four games with a program ... as a junior, in his first season at Indiana, started 9-of-9 games ranking second in the Big Ten with 134.8 rushing yards per game (ninth nationally) … finished the season with 1,213 rushing yards (third in the Big Ten) on 196 carries (fourth in the Big Ten), a 6.2 average, with 9 rushing touchdowns … became the 11th Hoosier to reach 1,000 yards in a single year, 12th on the program's all-time single-season list … finished his career with 17 career 100-yard games, including in 10 of his last 13, and 12 150-yarders … following the season, named first team All-Big Ten (coaches and media) and earned the team's Corby Davis Memorial Award (Outstanding Back) ... rushed for a UAB single-season record 1,587 yards on 306 carries (5.2 average) with 13 touchdowns as a sophomore ... caught 9 passes for 72 yards with 1 touchdown ... ranked seventh nationally with 132.3 rushing yards per game ... collected eight 100-yard games, including four straight to end the year, and five 150-yarders ... played in 11 contests and started five at UAB as a freshman ... rushed for 881 yards on 145 carries (6.1 average) with 2 touchdowns and caught 4 passes for 83 yards and a score ... set the UAB freshman single-season record and tied for second among freshmen nationally with 881 rushing yards.

PERSONAL: Played running back at Gardendale H.S. (Gardendale, Ala.) ... rushed for 1,388 yards and 21 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior ... named the Birmingham News North/East Player of the Year ... 2011 Honorable Mention All-State selection, collecting 2,876 yards on 380 attempts in his two varsity seasons.
PRO CAREER: Enters second NFL campaign ... started 13-of-15 games for the Bears in 2016, carrying the ball 252 times for 1,313 yards (5.2 avg) and 6 touchdowns as a rookie ... set a Bears rookie rushing record with his 1,313 yards and became the second-youngest Bears RB to eclipse 1,000 yards in a season ... his 1,313 yards ranked second in the NFL behind Dallas' Ezekiel Elliott, marking the first time since the 1970 merger that two rookies finished 1-2 in the NFL in rushing ... later became the first Bears rookie running back to be voted to the Pro Bowl since Hall of Famer Gale Sayers in 1965.

HONORS & AWARDS: 2016: NFC Offensive Player of the Week, FedEx Ground Player of the Week, Offensive Rookie of the Month (December/January), All-Rookie Team (PFWA, Gil Brandt, USA Today, Fox Sports) ... Brian Piccolo Award.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 5th round (150th overall) of the 2016 draft.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 15 games (Games 2-16) with 13 starts (Games 4-16) carrying the ball 252 times for 1,313 yards (5.2 avg) and 6 touchdowns ... caught 29 passes for 298 yards (10.3 avg) ... 5.2 rushing average led the NFC ranked 4th in the league overall ... 1,313 yards ranked second in the NFL ... became the first Bears rookie to rush for 100+ yards in each of  his first two starts ... second-youngest Bear to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (Salaam, 1995) ... first Bears rookie to rush for over 100 yards in 7 games ... scored 3 touchdowns vs. SF (12/4) which ranks tied for second most by a Bears rookie ... rushed for a career-high 153 yards vs. MIN (10/31), which earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Ground Player of the Week ... earned Offensive Rookie of the Month for of December/January. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 15-13

COLLEGE: Appeared in 32 career games over three seasons with UAB (2013-14) and Indiana (2015), compiling 3,681 rushing yards on 647 attempts (5.7 avg) and 24 rushing touchdowns, with 24 receptions for 261 yards (10.9) and 3 receiving touchdowns … earned first team all-Big Ten (2015), all-CUSA (2014) and CUSA all-Freshman team (2013) honors and was named Indiana's Corby Davis Memorial Award winner (2015) … set UAB's single-season rushing yards record in the football program's final season (2014) with 1,587 … finished his career with 17 career 100-yard games, including in 10 of his last 13 … became the only FBS player in the last 20 seasons with 140-plus rushing yards in each of his first four games with a program ... as a junior, in his first season at Indiana, started 9-of-9 games ranking second in the Big Ten with 134.8 rushing yards per game (ninth nationally) … finished the season with 1,213 rushing yards (third in the Big Ten) on 196 carries (fourth in the Big Ten), a 6.2 average, with 9 rushing touchdowns … became the 11th Hoosier to reach 1,000 yards in a single year, 12th on the program's all-time single-season list … finished his career with 17 career 100-yard games, including in 10 of his last 13, and 12 150-yarders … following the season, named first team All-Big Ten (coaches and media) and earned the team's Corby Davis Memorial Award (Outstanding Back) ... rushed for a UAB single-season record 1,587 yards on 306 carries (5.2 average) with 13 touchdowns as a sophomore ... caught 9 passes for 72 yards with 1 touchdown ... ranked seventh nationally with 132.3 rushing yards per game ... collected eight 100-yard games, including four straight to end the year, and five 150-yarders ... played in 11 contests and started five at UAB as a freshman ... rushed for 881 yards on 145 carries (6.1 average) with 2 touchdowns and caught 4 passes for 83 yards and a score ... set the UAB freshman single-season record and tied for second among freshmen nationally with 881 rushing yards.

PERSONAL: Played running back at Gardendale H.S. (Gardendale, Ala.) ... rushed for 1,388 yards and 21 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior ... named the Birmingham News North/East Player of the Year ... 2011 Honorable Mention All-State selection, collecting 2,876 yards on 380 attempts in his two varsity seasons.
 

Recent Articles

  • Howard won't play due to minor injury

    Posted Aug 18, 2017

    Running back Jordan Howard suffered a minor corneal abrasion during a walkthrough Friday at Halas Hall and did not travel with the Bears to Arizona for Saturday night’s preseason game.

  • Howard profiled in Chicago Magazine

    Posted May 17, 2017

    Bears running back Jordan Howard is featured in the latest edition of "Chicago Magazine" in a segment titled "Who's Got Next" that profiles "bold, innovative Chicagoans."

  • After breakout rookie year, Howard remains hungry

    Posted May 9, 2017

    After enjoying the spoils of his breakout rookie year during a whirlwind offseason, Bears running back Jordan Howard is back at Halas Hall focused on becoming an even better player in 2017.

  • Howard, Bellamy win Piccolo Awards

    Posted Apr 25, 2017

    The Bears on Tuesday honored running back Jordan Howard and receiver Josh Bellamy as the 2016 winners of the prestigious Brian Piccolo Award during a ceremony at Halas Hall.

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