Skyler Howard

#3 Skyler Howard

QB | Sr. | 6-0 | 207 | Fort Worth, Texas | Brewer HS/Riverside City College

2015 (Junior)

  • Team captain
  • All-Big 12 Academic Second-Team selection
  • Ranked No. 9 nationally, No. 2 in the Big 12, in passing yards per completion (14.2)
  • Ranked No. 28 in the NCAA, No. 5 in the Big 12, in total offense (280.5)
  • Also ranked No. 24 in NCAA, No. 5 in Big 12, in passing TDs (26) and No. 37 in NCAA, No. 5 in Big 12 in passing yards per game (241.9)
  • Ranked No. 38 in the NCAA, No. 5 in the Big 12, in yards per pass attempt (7.8)
  • Ranked No. 54 in the NCAA, No. 5 in the Big 12, in passing efficiency (134.7)
  • Earned Cactus Bowl Offensive MVP honors after setting the bowl passing record with the second-highest mark in school history (532) and five touchdowns in win over Arizona State
  • Set bowl record for total offense (555) and tied record for most touchdown passes (5)
  • Set season and career highs in pass completions (28), attempts (51), yards (532) and touchdowns (5) vs. ASU
  • Attempted a then season-high 42 passes at Kansas State and finished with 281 yards passing and one touchdown, a 24-yard connection with Jovon Durante
  • Was 12-26 for 202 yards with one 60-yard touchdown pass against Iowa State
  • Against the Cylcones, he ran for a team-high 73 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown
  • Ran for a career-best 129 yards and a touchdown at Kansas; had a long run of 42 yards; also had 35- and 17-yard runs
  • Completed 13-of-22 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown at Kansas; long of 20 yards
  • Efficient in win vs. Texas, completing 10-of-12 passes and tossing two TDs, including a 53-yard touchdown to Jovon Durante; also scored on a two-yard run late in the fourth quarter
  • Finished with 176 yards of total offense in win over Texas Tech
  • Ran for 40 yards on 10 carries, averaging 4.0 yards per carry at TCU
  • Finished with four touchdown passes at Baylor, including a career-long scoring toss of 70 yards to Shelton Gibson
  • Threw a touchdown and ran for one against Oklahoma State
  • Finished with 47 yards rushing with a long of 15 yards against Oklahoma State
  • Earned first career rushing touchdown with 50-yard run on fourth-and-two in third quarter at Oklahoma; it was a career-long run and WVU’s longest rush from scrimmage this year
  • Threw a career-high four TDs against Maryland; also completed a career-high 21 passes for second straight week
  • Completed a career-high 21 passes against Liberty, including a string of 14 straight completions
  • Went 16-of-25 for a career-best 359 passing yards and threw two touchdowns against Georgia Southern in first career start at Milan Puskar Stadium
  • Connected with Shelton Gibson and Jovon Durante on 57-yard tosses against Georgia Southern

2014 (Sophomore)

  • Played in four games and started two
  • Threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl
  • Ran for 33 yards with a long of 18 against the Aggies
  • Made first career start at Iowa State, completing 21 passes at Iowa State for 285 yards and three touchdown in the come-from-behind victory 
  • Gained 69 yards on seven rushes at Iowa State, the most rushing yards for a WVU quarterback since Jarrett Brown finished with 73 yards against East Carolina on Sept. 12, 2009
  • Completed 15-of-23 passes for 198 yards against Kansas State, with two touchdowns and a long of 53 yards in relief of an injured Clint Trickett
  • Made first career appearance against Kansas and finished with 22 rushing yards on two carries with a long run of 20
  • Enrolled at West Virginia in January 2014

2013 (Freshman) - Riverside City College

  • Transferred from Stephen F. Austin after spring 2013
  • Starting quarterback for coach Tom Craft at Riverside City
  • Helped lead Riverside to a 10-2 record, the National Division Central Conference Championship and advance to an appearance in the California State Championship game
  • Completed 219-of-325 passes (67.4 percent) for 3,151 yards and 33 touchdowns
  • Averaged 262.6 yards per game and 9.7 yards per attempt and only threw six interceptions
  • Completed 17-of-19 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns against Golden West in the Southern California Bowl Game
  • Threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 39 yards against Mt. San Antonio in the conference championship game
  • Completed 27-of-35 passes for a season-high 448 yards and a season-high seven touchdowns against Los Angeles Harbor
  • Completed a season-high 28-of-41 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns against Desert College
  • Threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more against El Camino in a 48-25 victory

High School

  • Played for coach Paul Sharr at Brewer High
  • Named 2012 All-District 5-4A First Team Offense
  • Completed 126-of-238 passes for 1,377 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior
  • Also ran for 597 yards on 120 carries, averaging 5.0 yards per rush and scored eight touchdowns
  • During his three-year career, threw for 4,171 yards and 32 touchdowns
  • Also ran for 1,268 yards and 13 touchdowns


  • Birthday is November 6
  • Son of Deidre Kelley
  • Working on his master’s degree in integrated marketing communications
  • Graduated in August 2015 with his bachelor’s degree in communication studies
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
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Football Announces Players of the Year

By Mike Montoro | January 13, 2017

West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced the Mountaineers’ Player of the Year Awards for outstanding performance on the field during the 2016 season.

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Howard Named Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Semifinalist

By Tyler Chamber of Commerce | November 21, 2016

Sixteen Semifinalists have been selected by The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Selection Committee. This year’s candidates include nine quarterbacks, including our 2015 winner, three running backs, and four wide receivers. Seven different conferences are represented.