Quick Facts of Howard Thomas Griffith
- Full NameHoward Thomas Griffith
- Date of Birth1967 /11 /17
- NicknameHoward Griffith
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceChicago, USA
- ProfessionAmerican Professional Football Player
- Eye colourBlack
- SpouseKim Griffith
- Height6 feet
- EducationUniversity of Illinois
- Children2 sons
A retired American fullback, Howard Griffith won the Super Bowl two times in his career. He started his career from 1991 and played till 2001. In a total of 11 seasons, Howard played football with a total of 12 touchdowns. Howard Griffith always wanted to play football and he also set a record for touchdowns in his college.
Griffith has a son, Houston Griffith who is now playing for Notre Dame since 2018. Want to know more about his career, his statistics, and his net worth, then scroll below.
Who is Howard Griffith? His Bio and Wiki
Howard Griffith was born on November 17, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was given the name Howard Thomas Griffith in his birth. There is not much information about his parents and his childhood. He was born under the sun sign of Scorpio.
Howard played football from his early days and even during his high school and college days. He attended Chicago Julian High School and after completing his school he joined college. Griffith graduated from the University of Illinois where during a game of football, he set a new record.
Howard completed 8 touchdowns in a game which is an NCAA record. A match was played against Southern Illinois University which Illinois won in a 56-21 score. He is currently 50-years-old and stands tall at a height of 6 feet.
Know more about Howard Griffith’s Career
While playing for his college, Howard was drafted in the ninth round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Indianapolis Colts. He started his career at the club but he was never a regular feature during the season. Howard’s time came when he made his debut in the NFL for Los Angeles Rams in 1993.
Griffith had a good two season with the team and then in 1995, he joined Carolina Panthers after the NFL Expansion Draft. Howard played for two seasons for the club and then in 1997, Griffith joined Denver Broncos. Griffith played in the full back position and he wore the team jersey for 5 seasons.
Howard was the blocking back for Terrell Davis and Griffith was used as the receiver out of the backfield. Griffith recorded 27 receptions in 1996 and 26 receptions in 1999. The main highlight of his career also came at the club when he won two super bowl championship. Griffith won Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII.
But just after 11 seasons Howard retired from football due to a neck injury. He was called The Human Plow by the fans. After retiring, Howard is working as a football analyst for the Big Ten Network. Griffith also commentated on the NFL games for Fox and the NFL Networks. Howard also wrote a book Laying it on the Line which was published in 2001.
NFL Stats of Howard Griffith’s Career
- Rushing Yards: 351
- Average: 2.9
- Receptions: 122
- Receiving Yards: 844
- Total Touchdowns: 12
Know about Howard Griffith’s Personal Life and his Son
Howard Griffith married his wife Kim. The exact date of their marriage is not known but it is probable that he married Kim at the end of his career. The couple is blessed with two sons, Griffith II and Houston Griffith.
Houston has just committed to Notre Dame University. He plays in a cornerback position and is 6 feet tall. Houston is a four-star defensive back trained from Bradenton (FI.) IMG Academy. Before joining Notre Dame, Houston played for Mount Carmel.
Howard is a football analyst and commentator for NFL games and even after retiring he is still connected to the game. Griffith is not that active on Instagram but he uses Twitter and he has 17.2 K followers there.
What is Howard Griffith’s Net Worth?
The exact net worth of Howard Griffith is not revealed yet but as a former NFL Player and a sports commentator and analyst, his net worth is surely in millions of dollars. Let’s talk about NFL Salaries first. The salaries cap at NFL range dramatically.
The rookies earn about $400,000 to $600,000 per year in NFL. But as Howard was a regular fullback and two-time champion he must be getting more than millions of dollars in a season. Players earn $50 million or more when they are playing at their peak form. So’ Howard must have earned similar to that amount. The Highest Salary cap at NFL is $175 million.
Howard also is a commentator for NFL games so’ the salary for NFL commentators per season is at $1 million to $6 million. Not just that, Howard is also an analyst so’ the salary for NFL analyst is at $70,000.