Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Before Nebraska: A product of Fort Zumwalt West High School in O'Fallon, Mo., Colton Howell played at the same high school as former Husker and 2011 fourth-round MLB Draft pick Cody Asche • Earned multiple honors in 2012, as he was a first-team Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 4 selection, was named the Gateway South Conference Player of the Year and was a first-team St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro pick • Hit .483 in 2012 with nine doubles, one triple, one home run and a slugging percentage of .640 • The 6-2 right hander also worked 13 innings on the mound with 21 strikeouts and five saves • Works a fastball that touches the low 90's, as well as a cut fastball and a change-up • Played in the third-annual PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase in June of 2012 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis • Was selected to Missouri's team as a pitcher to play against the top talent from Illinois • Threw one inning of scoreless relief in the game, as Missouri won, 14-1 • Chose Nebraska over Missouri, St. Louis, Southeast Missouri State and Murray State.
Personal: Born on Oct. 26, 1993 in Omaha, Neb. • Parents are Terry Howell and Mary Howell • Has one sister, Audra • Has yet to declare a major at Nebraska.