Alabama fans recall the glimpse of greatness the 6-6, 242 pound tight end displayed as a freshman versus LSU. He hauled in a crossing route and outraced the Tiger secondary for a stinging 52-yard touchdown. He entered the 2015 campaign with nine career starts in 27 games. O.J. Howard had caught 31 passes, 17 as a sophomore and 14 as a true freshman, for 529 yards and two touchdowns.
Through two games, he has hauled in seven passes. Tide quarterbacks are finding a more aggressive and sure-handed receiver in the Prattville (AL) native. Today, he had a single game career high of four for 68 yards with a long of 42. Howard spoke in the post-game press conference of a specific skill responsible for the production rise and other topics related to the Bama offense.