|High School:||Fort Zumwalt West|
Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2013, 2014)
• 2015 MLB Draft Pick (San Diego Padres, 27th Round)
• Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (3/30/15)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2013)
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 State 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 • Majoring in civil engineering.