31 Brandon Howe
31 Brandon Howe
Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
Year: Jr
Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, CA
High School: Dana Hills HS
Position: LB
Experience: 2V

Expected to back up Akaninyene Umoh at fullback after switching from linebacker to fullback a year ago.

2012 -- Played in 10 games with starts against Weber State, Portland State and Sacramento State ... rushed for season-high 78 yards on nine carries against Weber State, scoring a touchdown on a 37-yard run ... rushed for 44 yards against Northern Colorado and 40 yards against Sacramento State ... caught five passes for 30 yards, including eight-yard scoring catch from Andre Broadous against Weber State ... season-high three catches for 23 yards in Weber State game ... rushed three times for 12 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards in 2013 Spring Game.

2011 -- Played in six games as a reserve linebacker ... did not make any tackles ... six carries for 29 yards in 2012 Spring Game, including a 15-yard run to set up a touchdown ... also caught a pair of 10-yard passes.

2010 -- Redshirt.

High School -- Howe rushed for 752 yards and recorded 83 tackles in senior season under head coach Brent Melbon at Dana Hills High School ... averaged 6.6 yards per rush as he carried the ball 114 times and scored five touchdowns ... season high for rushing yards was 128 against San Clemente and also rushed for 111 yards against El Modena ... also caught 10 passes for 107 yards and two scores ... on defense notched 54 solo stops among his total tackles and produced season highs of 12 tackles against Edison and 10 against Tesoro ... a team captain, team MVP and team defensive player of the year ... also recorded two interceptions, nine pass breakups and one forced fumble en route to first-team All-South Coast League and second-team All-Orange County honors as a defensive back ... Dana Hills was 9-3 in 2009 (best record in school history), finishing second in South Coast League with 4-1 mark and reaching quarterfinal round of CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 Division playoffs ... as a junior made the Principals List, was named defensive player of the year on his team and earned honorable mention all-league honors ... earned Honor Roll and Scholar-Athlete honors ... member of California Scholastic Federation and an Eagle Scout ... member of the school’s 1,000-pound Club (squat, clean, bench).

Personal -- Son of Dale and Rita Howe ... two brothers, Kevin and Connor, and one sister, Jaimie ...hobbies include sports, the beach and friends ... earned Eagle Scout honors ... plays the ukelele ... born August 29, 1991, in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... majors in agricultural business.