O.J. Howard Biography, Age, Family, Girlfriend, Kids, Height and Net Worth

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 Who is O.J. Howard?

O’Terrius Jabari ”O.J.” Howard is a popular American football tight end for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). Howard played college football at Alabama and got drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

O. J. Howard career

College career

In 2013, Howard played in 13 games with five starts as a true freshman at Alabama. He made his collegiate breakout with 3 receptions for 68 yards in a win against Texas A&M. Howard scored his first collegiate touchdown on October 19, over Arkansas. He then had a 52-yard receiving touchdown in the following game, in a victory against LSU. Howard had 17 receptions for 260 yards in 2014 as a sophomore. His best performance of the season was when he had 3 receptions for 81 yards in a defeat by Ole Miss.

O.J. Howard had 38 receptions for 602 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2015 as a junior. After recording 5 receptions for 205 yards and 2 touchdowns, he became the Offensive MVP of Alabama’s win against Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. In 2016, he had 45 receptions for 595 yards and 3 touchdowns as a senior. Howard’s best performance of the season was in the National Championship rematch over Clemson. He had 4 receptions for 106 yards and 1 touchdown.

O.J. Howard was considered by some to be underutilized in the Crimson Tide offense despite back-to-back seasons recording the most receptions ever for a tight end under Nick Saban at Alabama. He played for the South team in the 2017 Senior Bowl. Howard has said that he tries to model his play off of Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten, and Jordan Reed.

A photo of O.J. Howard
A photo of O.J. Howard

How old is O.J. Howard?

O’Terrius Jabari ”O.J.” Howard is aged 27 as of 2021, having been born on November 19, 1994, in Prattville, Alabama, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including RiceGum, FaZe Rug, Tyga, Regina Ginera, Adam Driver, Jodie Foster, Meg Ryan, Allison Janney, James A. Garfield, Indira Gandhi, Larry King, among others.

O.J. Howard Family

Who are O.J. Howard’s parents?

O’Terrius Jabari ”O.J.” Howard was born in Prattville, Alabama to Lamesa Parker-Howard and Kareem Howard. Not much information is available about his parents in the media.

Does O.J. Howard have siblings?

O.J. Howard is the only known child to his parents. He has not shared or mentioned any siblings, confirming that he is the only child.

O.J. Howard Education

Howard went to school at Autauga Academy in Prattville, Alabama. Here he was ranked by Rivals.com and Scout.com as a five-star recruit and also as the best tight end in his class by both. As a junior, he was asked not to take a white girl to the Autauga Academy prom due to the school’s board of directors’ objection to interracial dating. Howard then committed to the University of Alabama to play college football.

O.J. Howard Partner

Howard is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Chanel Sideboard. She is only known for her relationship with him and has kept her personal life very private.

O.J. Howard Kids

Howard and his girlfriend have a child together, a daughter named Caliana Mia Howard, born in October 2020.

O.J. Howard Height

American football tight end Howard has a well-built, muscular and athletic body. It adds up to an impressive height of 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) and a moderate weight of 114 kg (251 lbs).

Professional career

O.J. Howard was seen as a first-round pick by the majority of NFL experts and scouts when coming out of college. He earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl and decided to take part although he was already a first-round prospect. Howard was able to increase his stock by having a significant week of practice for the Senior Bowl. He was then voted by a panel of scouts as Senior Bowl’s top practice player of the week.

O.J. finished the game with four catches for 39 receiving yards, assisting the South beat the North 16-15. He then attended the NFL Combine and finished all the required combine and positional drills. Howard opted to only run positional drills for the representatives and scouts at Alabama’s Pro Day. He has rated the top tight end in the draft by Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Focus, ESPN, NFLDraftScout.com, NFL analyst Bucky Brooks and NFL analyst Mike Mayock.

In the first round (19th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft, O.J. Howard was picked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was only the second Alabama tight end pick in the first round in the common draft era, following Ozzie Newsome in 1978. Howard signed with the Buccaneers on May 22, 2017, a four-year contract worth $11 million featuring a $6.2 million signing bonus.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2017 season

Howard joined the regular season among the starting tight ends together with veteran Cameron Brate. Because of Hurricane Irma, Howard and the team had to move their Week 1 game to later on in the season. In Week 2, he made his professional regular-season debut and caught 1 reception for 17 yards in their 29-7 win against the Chicago Bears on September 17, 2017. Howard recorded a 58-yard reception for the first touchdown of his career against the New York Giants in Week 4.

In Week 7, he had a breakthrough game with six receptions for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns over the Buffalo Bills. However, on December 20, 2017, he was placed on an injured reserve. He began the first 14 games of his rookie season, completing with 26 receptions for 432 yards and 6 touchdowns.

2018 season

Howard recorded a 75-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Philadelphia Eagles, as part of a 96-yard performance in the Week 2 win. He then recorded two receiving touchdowns in their loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 9. He was again placed on injured reserve following suffering foot and ankle injuries on November 20, 2018, in Week 11. Howard completed the season with 34 receptions for 565 yards and 5 receptions in 10 games and 8 starts.

2019 season

In the 2019 season, O.J. played in 14 games and registered 34 receptions for 459 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown.

2020 season

The Buccaneers exercised the fifth-year option on Howard’s deal on April 29, 2020, worth $6.013 million guaranteed for the 2021 season. In Week 4, he recorded 3 catches for 50 yards and 1 touchdown within the 38-31 victory against Los Angeles. Howard suffered a torn Achilles in the game and was placed on injured reserve on October 6, 2020. He continued to win his first Super Bowl ring with the team besides not playing in the game because of injury. Howard won the ring as the Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 31-9 in Super Bowl LV.

2021 season

In the 2021 season, he played in 17 games recording 14 receptions for 135 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown.

Buffalo Bills

Howard signed with the Buffalo Bills on March 16, 2022.

O.J. Howard Net Worth

Buffalo Bills’ football tight end, Howard has been playing professionally from 2017 to the present, previously playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He earns an annual salary of $2,773,655 and has garnered an accumulative net worth of $3 million as of 2022.