2015 NFL DRAFT

Delano Howell, SS

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Newhall, CA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 210 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
38917-
2011 Season
Returning starter at the strong safety position...has made 23 starts in the secondary over the last two seasons after transitioning from running back in spring of 2008...has recorded 138 career total tackles to rank second behind Shayne Skov (146) heading into the 2011 season...tops all returning players with six career interceptions...two-time all-conference selection who sets the tone for Stanford's secondary in terms of leadership and toughness.
2010 Season
Second team All-Pac-10 selection finished the season with 60 total tackles, including 46 solo efforts...ranked as the team's fourth-leading tackler behind Shayne Skov (84), Chase Thomas (70) and Michael Thomas (61)...also had a team-high five interceptions...started 12 of the 13 games, missing the Washington State game with injury...had seven tackles in his first three games against Sacramento State, UCLA and Wake Forest before registering 12 stops at Notre Dame...had eight tackles, an interception and fumble recovery against Oregon...picked off a Darron Thomas pass with 0:48 left in the third quarter...also recovered a fumble at the 4:57 mark of the first quarter that set up Stanford's second touchdown of the game...had a solid, eight- tackle effort against USC, which included a forced fumble...recorded his third career double digit tackle effort against Arizona, finishing with 11 stops...had a combined eight tackles in the final three regular season games against Arizona State, California and Oregon State...was credited with four tackles, including a sack, against Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl...recorded his fifth interception of the season when he picked off a Tyrod Taylor pass at the 6:18 mark of the third quarter, thwarting a Hokie drive at the 3-yard line...also recorded his first career sack.
2009 Season
Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection in his first season at the strong safety position...finished the season as the team's second-leading tackler with 78 stops, including 52 solo efforts...also had two interceptions, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery...played in 12 games and made 11 starts, missing the Arizona game with an injury...had nine or more tackles in five games...led the team in tackles in each of the last four games, totaling 36 stops during that stretch...made his first career start at Washington State in the season opener and finished with a team-high nine tackles...had two interceptions in Stanford's 34-14 win over No. 24 Washington...marked the first time a Stanford player had two interceptions in one game since Nick Sanchez vs. California in 2007...credited with nine tackles at Oregon State...had a career- high 15 tackles against California, including two solo stops...along with Chris Marinelli, was the recipient of the Frank Rehm Award, a team award honoring the outstanding offensive and defensive players in the Big Game.
2008 Season
Was one of eight true freshmen to see action...appeared in nine games...made his collegiate debut against San Jose State...rushed nine times for 59 yards and one touchdown and caught nine passes for 94 yards...was also a factor on special teams...had 11 kickoff returns that totaled 284 yards (25.8 avg.)...rushed for 15 yards on three carries at Notre Dame...had three kickoff returns against Arizona totaling 81 yards, including a 33-yarder...scored his first career rushing touchdown on a one yard carry in the fourth quarter against Washington State...had a season-high four receptions for 29 yards against Oregon...finished with three receptions for 42 yards against USC.
High School
Graduated from Hart High School in Newhall, Calif...a SuperPrep All-American and the source's No. 22 prospect in California/Hawaii/Nevada as well as the No. 21 running back in the country...ranked as the No. 17 running back in the nation by Scout.com, the No. 17 overall recruit from California and the No. 162 overall recruit in the nation...selected as the nation's No. 16 all-purpose back by Rivals.com...named All-West Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar...earned third team 2007 All-American honors from EA Sports and was a first team all-state selection...set school career records for rushing yards (4,502), carries (64), total touchdowns (82), points scored (494) and yards from scrimmage (5,930)...put together a huge senior season, rushing for 2,249 yards and 23 TDs on 266 carries (8.46 avg.) for a squad that was 12-1-1 overall, won the Foothill League championship and was the CIF Southern Section Northern Division runner-up...added 39 receptions for 650 yards and six TDs in 2007...named the 2007 All-Santa Clarita Valley Player of the Year and the Santa Clarita Valley Signal 2007 CIF Southern Section Offensive Player of the Year...rushed for 1,491 yards on 235 carries and scored 29 TDs on the ground, while adding 41 receptions for 625 yards and six scores as a junior...also rushed for 762 yards and ran across the goal line for nine TDs, while catching 13 balls for 153 yards as a sophomore in 2005...chipped in as his team's punter...also participated in track and field and was his team's athlete of the year as a senior in 2006-07, as well as its most valuable runner in 2004-05 and 2005-06.
Personal
Majoring in science, technology and society.
 
Latest News
03/22/2012 - Stanford Pro Day: Several other members of the Cardinal, while not candidates for the early rounds, helped their chances at hearing their names called at some point in the draft with strong efforts Thursday. "It's not just about the top guys that made today's workout so impressive," McKenzie said following the workout. "Obviously, (Stanford) has some guys who are going to be drafted very high. What was impressive was the number of guys on the field today that will get into a camp. That's the mark of a big-time program. And (Stanford) proved that they have a lot of those guys today." Some of "those guys" were versatile defensive backs Delano Howell, Michael Thomas and Johnson Bademosi - each of whom could earn late-round looks as safeties. Howell, a three-year all-conference selection, has solid tape and helped prove he has the athleticism to compete in the NFL with solid times in the 40-yard dash (4.52-4.57) - an improvement of nearly a tenth of a second from his fastest time at the Combine. Thomas, who was not invited to Indianapolis, also ran well (4.52-4.61) and added an impressive 38" vertical jump and 10'4" broad jump. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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