Jake Howard

Jake Howard


Lakeland, Fla.

High School:
George Jenkins

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Place Kicker


2007: Averaged 64.6 yards on five kickoffs in first college football game at NC State (Sept. 1) ... Had an average of 61.2 yards on five kickoffs vs. Texas (Sept. 15) ... Totaled nine kickoffs vs. Memphis (Sept. 22), racking up 580 yards for an average of 64.4 yards per attempt ... Also added to the scoreboard by successfully booting first extra-point try in the fourth quarter vs. the Tigers ... Had seven kickoffs on a windy day vs. Louisiana (Sept. 29) and finished with a 57.7 average ... Averaged 57.0 yards on five kickoffs at East Carolina (Oct. 6) ... Converted on first field-goal attempt, hitting from 44 yards in the win at UAB (Nov. 10) ... Also was 6-of-6 on extra-point tries vs. the Blazers, and had a 49.8-yard average on eight kickoffs.

PRE-FOOTBALL: Prior to joining the football team in the spring of 2007, played two seasons for the UCF men's soccer team ... Saw action in 33 career matches, scoring four goals and adding two assists.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in soccer for Jim Cross and Grandy Streets at George Jenkins High School ... Was a three-time All-Polk County honoree in soccer ... Named first team All-State as a junior and senior and was the Polk County Player of the Year as a junior.

PERSONAL: Howard is the son of Bert and Monique Howard ... An interdisciplinary studies major.

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