Honors & Awards
• One Letter (2013)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2013)
2014: Colton Howell developed into a reliable arm out of the bullpen for the Huskers in 2014 • Made 11 appearances and tossed 19.2 innings, while producing 18 strikeouts • Ended the year with a 4.12 ERA, which he lowed by over two runs in his final five appearances of the year • Pitched 1.2 innings of relief in a 4-1 win over Omaha on April 30 • Allowed one earned run on two hits, while striking out two • Threw 2.2 innings of relief in a 10-9 win over Northwestern on April 19, allowing one run on three hits, while striking out two • Earned his first career win after throwing 3.0 inning of one-run relief in a 14-5 win over Kansas State, with the only run scoring on a wild pitch • Threw a career-high 3.1 shutout innings against Kansas State on April 9, allowing two hits and walk, while striking out two • Had one of his best performance as a Husker in a career-high 2.0 innings of scoreless relief at The Citadel on March 1 with a career-best five strikeouts • Threw 1.1 innings of perfect relief in a 13-3 win over Washington, posting a career-high tying two strikeouts • Made his season debut against No. 2 Oregon State on Feb. 15 at the Husker Classic in Tempe, Ariz. • Was knocked around for three runs (two earned) on one hit and two walks over 1.1 innings of work.
2013: Howell made 11 appearances out of the bullpen during his freshman season at Nebraska • Finished the year with an 0-1 record and a 10.12 ERA over 10.2 innings with nine strikeouts • Saw action in the postseason with 1.0 inning of work against Michigan in an 11-2 win during the first round of the Big Ten Tournament • Threw a perfect inning of relief against Michigan on May 19 at Hawks Field • Matched a career-high with four walks at Creighton on May 14, giving up a career-high four runs in 0.2 innings of work • Pitched the ninth at Purdue on April 20 to finish a 10-4 Husker win • Boilermakers scored one unearned run off a walk that scored on a passed ball • Made his Big Ten debut in the ninth inning at Iowa on April 5 with a 12-3 lead • Gave up a pair of runs, as the first three Hawkeyes he faced reached, but then retired three-straight Hawkeyes to close out the game • Threw 1.1 innings of shutout relief at No. 8 Cal St. Fullerton on March 20 • Gave up one hit and struck out two Titans • Made NU debut on Feb. 16 in relief at No. 22 Cal State Fullerton, threw a season-high 1.2 innings with two strikeouts.
Before Nebraska: A product of Fort Zumwalt West High School in O'Fallon, Mo., 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 the late Terry Howell and Mary Howell • Has one sister, Audra • Has yet to declare a major at Nebraska.