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Alton Howard | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Volunteers
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 178

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Tennessee dismissed senior WR Alton 'Pig' Howard.
Howard was the school's leading statistical receiver last season but only played in two contests this year, catching one pass for eight yards. He missed the opener due to suspension. Tennessee has lost three of their last four despite possessing talent on both sides of the ball. Oct 7 - 12:25 PM

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Tennessee junior WR Alton Howard has been suspended for the team's season-opener due to an unspecified violation of team rules.

While HC Butch Jones didn't delve into specifics, he indicated that Howard's violation of team rules occurred several months ago. "This isn't something that just occurred," said the coach, adding that the infraction "dates back many months." Nicknamed "Pig," Howard has been the Volunteers' leading receiver in each of the last two seasons. The 5-foot-9, 178-pound junior hauled in 54 passes for 618 yards and a touchdown last season. With Howard down for the opener, the Tennessee receiving corp looks incredibly thin, as Jason Croom and Vincent Perry will be undergoing knee scopes on Friday and it has yet to be determined when they'll return.
Aug 27 - 4:54 PM

Tennessee junior WR Alton Howard will take a leave of absence during spring practices.

It hasn't been determined how long he'll be away from the team. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones said Howard is dealing with personal issues, but declined to comment further due to privacy policies. Howard finished second on the team with 388 receiving yards and hauled in three touchdown catches as a sophomore in 2013.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Tennessee will rely on sophomore Alton Howard to be the team's top WR in 2013.

The young receiver does not have a large body of work, catching just 13 passes last season behind four targets who now play in the NFL. "We have to have the ability to spit a five-yard throw out and turn it into a 25-yard gain," Butch Jones said. "The only way you do it is with our slot receivers."
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Tennessee freshman WR Alton Howard will miss preseason practices after undergoing surgery on his left foot.

No specifics of the surgery or injury were given. Howard, a four-star recruit in the freshman class, had impressed veteran teammates with his speed and elusiveness in spring practice. At 5'9/178 pounds he offers a different skill set than big time receivers junior Justin Hunter and junior Da'Rick Rogers and could return to practice early in the season.
Sun, Jul 15, 2012 02:29:00 PM