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31. Xavien Howard

Xavien Howard came to Miami via the NFL Draft when the Defensive Back from Baylor was taken in the Second Round.

Howard suffered knee problems as a rookie, which held him to seven Games, but he was healthy the next two years, and led the NFL in Interceptions with seven, while going to his first Pro Bowl in the 2018 Season.  Injuries again robbed Howard of a full season in 2019, but his 2020 campaign was a monster one with a league-leading Interception total of ten, and a First Team All-Pro Selection.  He was arguably the best DB in Football that year, which he followed up with a third Pro Bowl.

Howard is still a Dolphin, and as of this writing the top defensive player for an improving Miami squad. 

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round, 38th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/29/16.
  • Games Played: 72
  • Notable Statistics:

    71 Games Started
    27 Interceptions
    254 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    4 Forced Fumbles
    3 Fumble Recoveries
    51 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    2.0 Quarterback Sacks
    241 Combined Tackles
    187 Solo Tackles
    54 Assisted Tackles
    6 Tackles for Loss
    2 Quarterback Hits
    51 Approximate Value

    1 Playoff Game
    1 Interception
    11 Interception Return Yards
    5 Combined Tackles
    3 Solo Tackles
    2 Assisted Tackles
    1 Tackle for Loss

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (2020)
    Second Team All-Pro (2018)
    Pro Bowl (2018, 2020 & 2021)
    Most Interceptions (2018 & 2020)

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