The Rebels will have the luxury of rotating guys on the defensive line this season.
UNLV: A two-way player in high school who moved over to offense during spring practice ... Expected to challenge for the starting spot at right guard this fall.
2013: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 12 games either on defense or special teams ... Credited with one tackle.
2012: Redshirted season ... Listed as the No. 162 offensive guard recruit in the nation by Scout.com.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Lincoln HS under coach Brian Gray ... A three-year letterwinner who excelled on both the offensive and defensive lines ... Helped the Trojans to an 11-2 record and a third-round appearance in the San Joaquin Athletic Association playoffs ... Named the SJAA Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior along with being named first team all-section and earning a spot on the Stockton Record's First Team All-Area squad ... Received the McKay Award as the Lineman of the Year from the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame ... Also a thrower on the track team, specifically in shot-put and discus.
PERSONAL: Charles "Chuck" Henry Howard was born June 21, 1994, in San Francisco, CA ... The son of Janise and Norman Howard Sr. ... Has three older brothers: Donnell Williams, Norman Howard Jr. and Johnie Howard ... Majoring in pyschology.