Howard spent five years with the Ohio State program and lettered four times between 2009 and 2012 ... he played in 43 games and started 23 times, including starting all 12 games in 2012 and 11 times in 2011 ... he had an all-Big Ten Conference senior season for the undefeated Buckeyes, leading the league in interceptions with four and .33 per game ... ranked 31st nationally in interceptions per game ... he also had six pass break-ups as a senior for 10 total passes defensed on the year ... those numbers boosted his career totals to eight interceptions, 13 pass break-ups and 96 tackles ... recorded two interceptions vs. Miami to open the 2012 season and also added interceptions vs. Central Florida and Illinois.
Started 11 times, with all 11 starts coming during the 2011 season ... his seven passes defended (five pass break-ups and two interceptions) ranked T18th in the Big Ten in 2011 ... also was eighth in the Big Ten with two forced fumbles ... 41 tackles in 2011 included a career-high 10 vs. Michigan State ... had huge, fourth-quarter interceptions in wins over Illinois and Indiana.
Played in 10 games in 2010 as a sophomore ... recorded 13 tackles in 2010 and had a fumble recovery in addition to the interception vs. Michigan.
Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman.
All-Dade County and all-Florida at Dr. Krop ... had 88 tackles and six interceptions - two for scores - as a senior ... an honor roll student who also lettered in basketball and track and field.
Majoring in family resource management. ... Travis is the son of Trenise Dozier and Ellis Howard.