Blazers dominate Eagles 45-24
Jordan Howard ran for 168 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Blazers
Jordan Howard ran for 148 yards and a touchdown to lead UAB
Jordan Howard ran for 121 yards and one touchdown on 32 carries for the Blazers.
Entering second season at UAB after an outstanding freshman campaign ... was nation's No. 2 rusher among freshmen in 2014 with 881 yards ... expected to be starter at running back and will be counted on heavily for Blazers in 2014.
2013: Played in 11 contests last season, failing to see action in only the season opener at Troy ... earned spot on C-USA All-Freshman team ... made collegiate debut a week later at LSU, rushing for 60 yards on 14 carries off the bench ... registered three 100-yard rushing performances during the season, including a season-best 159-yard effort in victory at FIU ... finished season with 881 yards on the ground, averaging an impressive 6.1 per attempt ... set UAB single-season record for rushing yards by a freshman ... tied for second (with Baylor's Shock Linwood) in the final NCAA statistics for for rushing yards by a freshman, trailing only Alex Collins of Arkansas who had 1,026 yards ... also had 154 yards (23 attempts) against Middle Tennessee and 123 yards in road game at Marshall (22 carries) ... had a 90-yard effort (only 12 attempts) at UTSA ... made five starts during the season (UTSA, Middle Tennessee, Marshall, East Carolina and Rice) ... long rush of the season was 52 yards against Vanderbilt ... had rushing touchdowns against Northwestern State and UTSA ... recorded four receptions for 83 yards to average 20.8 yards per catch ... notched one receiving touchdown (vs. Florida Atlantic) ... season-long 40-yard reception against Southern Miss.
High School: Attended Gardendale High School just north of Birmingham ... three-year starter at running back for coach Chris Fancher ... rushed a team-best 138.6 yards per game ... was tabbed Birmingham News North/East Player of the Year after rushing for 1,388 yards and 21 touchdowns in 10 games ... finished his senior season with six multi-touchdown games ... the Rockets finished with a 7-4 record and a trip to the Class 6A playoffs ... amassed 2,876 yards on 380 carries in his two varsity seasons ... named a Class 6A all-state honorable mention selection by Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) in 2011.
Personal: Born Nov. 2, 1994 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Flora Williams and Reginald Howard (deceased) ... major is undecided.