For the running backs currently on Indiana’s roster, there is a clear path to the NFL.
Not only did running backs coach Mike Hart play in the league, but current NFL backs Jordan Howard and Tevin Coleman used to tote the rock for the Hoosiers.
Watch as Howard joined Hart and current IU running backs Stevie Scott, Sampson James and David Ellis for a Q&A session with the four year NFL veteran.
Howard, still only 25, has the third-most rushing yards in the NFL since he entered the league in 2016. His 3,895 yards trails only Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley. Howard’s 30 rushing touchdowns are seventh-most in the league during that span.
The 25 year old Howard has the second most rushing yards of any former Hoosier to play in the NFL, trailing only Bob Hoernschemeyer’s 4,548 yards amassed in the ’40s and ’50s.
Howard played one season in Bloomington after transferring to Indiana from Alabama Birmingham.
For the 2015 campaign Howard played in nine games for IU, carrying the ball 196 times for 1,213 yards and 9 touchdowns. He also caught 11 passes for 106 yards and another score.
Howard ranked second in the Big Ten with 134.8 rushing yards per game (10th nationally) and 146.6 all-purpose yards per game.
The 6-foot and 225 pound back chose to leave IU with one year of eligibility remaining, and the Bears selected Howard with the 150th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Howard signed a new free agent deal with the Miami Dolphins in March.
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