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LaRod Stephens-Howling
RB #34
Height:
5-7
Weight:
185
College:
Pittsburgh
Experience:
6
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 58 188 3.2 670 3.6 11.6 5 52 25 13.3 6 2 0
2013 PIT 1 6 6 19 3.2 19 0 5 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 ARI 14 110 7.9 356 3.2 25.4 4 52 15 13.6 3 2 0
2011 ARI 14 43 3.1 167 3.9 11.9 0 39 5 11.6 1 0 0
2010 ARI 13 23 1.8 113 4.9 8.7 1 30T 5 21.7 2 0 0
2009 ARI 16 6 0.4 15 2.5 0.9 0 5 0 -- 0 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 58 58 545 9.4 9.4 73 3 4 2 23 1
2013 PIT 1 2 11 5.5 11 7 0 0 0 0 0
2012 ARI 14 17 106 6.2 7.6 24 0 1 0 5 0
2011 ARI 14 13 234 18 16.7 73T 2 3 2 7 0
2010 ARI 13 16 111 6.9 8.5 13 0 0 0 8 0
2009 ARI 16 10 83 8.3 5.2 15 1 0 0 3 1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 58 32 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 PIT 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 ARI 14 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 ARI 14 6 5 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 ARI 13 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 ARI 16 22 18 4 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 58 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 PIT 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 ARI 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2011 ARI 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2010 ARI 13 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2009 ARI 16 1 1 0 -- 1 -- 0 0 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 58 164 4,092 25 102 3 121 8 0 0
2013 PIT 1 1 25 25 25 0 1 0 0 0
2012 ARI 14 18 405 22.5 38 0 12 0 0 0
2011 ARI 14 36 857 23.8 37 0 29 0 0 0
2010 ARI 13 57 1,548 27.2 102 2 39 6 0 0
2009 ARI 16 52 1,257 24.2 99 1 40 2 0 0

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Biography

PRO (58-10/2-0): LaRod Stephens-Howling signed a one-year deal with the Steelers (UFA from Arizona) on April 26, 2013…re-signed to a one-year contract on April 16, 2012…originally drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round (240th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

PRO (58-10/2-0): LaRod Stephens-Howling signed a one-year deal with the Steelers (UFA from Arizona) on April 26, 2013…re-signed to a one-year contract on April 16, 2012…originally drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round (240th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

2013 (1-0): LaRod Stephens-Howling made his Steelers debut 9/8 vs. Tennessee…left the game in the third quarter with a right knee injury and did not return. Placed on the team’s Reserve/Inured List due to a right knee injury on September 9, 2013.

2012 (14-5): LaRod Stephens-Howling saw action in 14 games, making a career-high five starts…recorded career highs in rushing attempts (110), rushing yards (356), rushing touchdowns (4) and receptions (17)…recorded his first two career 100-yard rushing games…added 18 kickoff returns for 405 yards (22.5 avg.)…was inactive for Weeks 3-4 (vs. Miami and at St. Louis) due to a hip injury...10/21 at Minnesota: Recorded his first career 100-yard performance, rushing for 104 yards on 20 carries with one touchdown…added a career-high four receptions for 45 yards…11/18 at Atlanta: Recorded his second career 100-yard game, finishing with career highs in rushing attempts (22) and rushing yards (127), and recorded one rushing touchdown…added a career-long 52-yard rush…12/9 at Seattle: Recorded season-highs in kickoff returns (6), kickoff return yards (138) and kickoff return long (38).

2011 (14-1): Played in 14 games with one start…served as the team’s primary kickoff returner...missed two  games due to a hand injury (Weeks 2-3)...finished second on the  team with 167 rushing yards on  43 carries...also caught 13 passes for a career-best  234 yards (a team-leading 18.0 yards per catch) and  two receiving touchdowns…totaled 857 yards on 36 kickoff returns and had four special teams tackles…9/11 vs. Carolina: Returned two kickoffs for 60 yards and registered two special teams tackles…left the game in  the second half with a hand injury and did not return…10/9 at Minnesota: Had 115 yards on five kickoff returns…10/23 vs. Pittsburgh: Caught two passes for 76 yards, including a career-long 73-yard touchdown in the  third quarter…became the sixth player in franchise history with four career touchdowns of 70-plus yards…marked the longest pass play to a RB since Jake Plummer and Marcel Shipp connected for an 80-yard touchdown on 12/15/02 at St. Louis…also had 107 yards on  five kickoff returns…10/30 at Baltimore: Totaled 116 yards on four kickoff  returns…11/13 at Philadelphia: Totaled two receptions for 39 yards…had a key 30-yard reception to convert a fourth-and-two at their own 32-yard line on the Cardinals game-winning touchdown drive  in the fourth quarter…12/4 at Dallas: Converted two  third downs on the Cardinals final drive that secured  the victory, catching a 14-yard pass on third-and-four and then running for five yards on another third-and-four…also  had 97 yards on four kickoff returns...caught the  game-winning 52-yard touchdown pass in overtime from Kevin Kolb…marked the third-longest game-winning play in overtime in franchise history…marked his  seventh career touchdown, five of which covered at least  50 yards (kickoff return touchdowns of 102, 99, and 96 yards and touchdown receptions of 73 and 52 yards)…added one special teams tackle…1/1 vs. Seattle: Made his first start of  the season and posted then career highs with 21 carries for  93 yards.

2010 (13-2): Recorded two starts in 13 games played, missing three games due to a hamstring injury…recorded 113 rushing yards on 23 carries with one TD and 111 receiving yards on 16 receptions…registered the third-most kickoff return yards in franchise history, a league leading 1,548 yards…had 14 returns of at least 30 yards…9/12 at St. Louis: Established then career highs with 49 rushing yards on seven carries, including a 21-yard run that was the longest run by either team…9/19 at Atlanta: For the second straight week, tied a career high with three receptions for 25 yards…all three receptions converted first downs…9/26 vs. Oakland: Registered 179 yards on five kick returns, including a 102-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff, the fifth longest kickoff return for a touchdown for Arizona, and the longest since Roy Green’s 106-yard return on 10/21/79 at Dallas…marked the seventh game-opening kickoff return for a touchdown in franchise history and the first for the Cards since J.J. Arrington’s 93-yarder vs. Dal on 10/12/08…became the first Cardinal since Terry Metcalf (1974-75) to have a kickoff return for a touchdown in back-to-back seasons…10/3 at San Diego: Registered a career-high seven kick returns, which tied for third most in franchise history…10/10 vs. New Orleans: Posted kick returns of 60 and 48 yards in the first quarter…the 48-yard return set up a FG…marked the first game in his career where he recorded two kickoff returns of at least 45 yards in a single game…10/24 at Seattle: Made third career start and recorded 140 yards on four kick returns, including a 71-yard return to the Seattle 33-yard line to set up a FG…10/31 vs. Tampa Bay: Recorded first career rushing touchdown on a 30-yard run…11/7 at Minnesota: Totaled a career-high 198 yards on six kick returns, including a 96-yard return for a touchdown…marked his second kickoff return for a touchdown of the season…11/14 vs. Seattle: Opened the game with a 52-yard kick return to the Arizona 48-yard line that set up a drive that resulted in a touchdown…suffered a hamstring injury early in the second quarter that limited his availability for the rest of the game…marked the fifth straight game with at least one kickoff return of at least 35 yards…11/21 at Kansas City: Was inactive due to a hamstring injury…11/29 vs. San Francisco: Recorded 107 yards on four returns…12/19 at Carolina: Left the game after the first half with the hamstring injury…was inactive with a hamstring injury for the final two regular-season games.

2009 (16-2/2-0): Appeared in all 16 regular season games with two starts and also saw action in both postseason contests…9/13 vs. San Francisco: In first career game, led the Cardinals with two special teams tackles…9/20 at Jacksonville: For second straight week, led team with three special teams tackles…11/1 vs. Carolina: Registered first career touchdown on a 14-yard reception from Kurt Warner, and also recorded a 53-yard kickoff return while averaging 31.5 yards on four returns…11/8 at Chicago: Had two special teams tackles…11/29 at Tennessee: Recorded a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and downed punts at the five, two and one-yard lines…marked first kickoff return for a touchdown of his career…named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week…12/20 at Detroit: Made a couple of game changing plays…recovered a muffed punt on the Detroit 13-yard line that led to a touchdown…after the Lions tied the game 24-24 with under four minutes to play in the fourth quarter, returned the ensuing kickoff 39 yards to the Arizona 42-yard line to set up a short field that Arizona converted into the game winning touchdown…NFC Wild Card Game 1/10 vs. Green Bay: Contributed in many ways, registering an 18-yard run, hauling in three receptions for 19 yards, totaling 85 yards on four kickoff returns and tying for the team lead with two special teams tackles…NFC Divisional Game 1/16 at New Orleans: Recorded postseason-highs by averaging 27.8 yards on five kickoff returns with a postseason long of 32 yards, and registered two carries for four yards.

COLLEGE: LaRod Stephens-Howling saw action in 44 games with 13 starts…had 1,959 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns on 429 attempts…a solid receiver out of the backfield, he added 52 receptions for 453 yards and one touchdown. 2008: Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve at tailback and also contributed on special teams…rushed for 312 yards on 77 carries (4.1 avg.) with five touchdowns, and added 493 yards on 23 kick returns (21.4 avg.)...had 109 receiving yards on 11 receptions (9.9 avg.), and recorded nine special teams tackles. 2007: Appeared in 11 games with two starts as a junior…rushed for 320 yards on 78 carries (4.1 avg.) with one touchdown...as a kick returner, averaged 20 yards on five attempts for the season. 2006: Played in and started 11 games...led the team with 893 rushing yards on 178 attempts (5.0 avg.) as a sophomore...finished fourth in the Big East in rushing (81.2 yards/game) and all-purpose yards (105.0 yards/game)...named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team. 2005: Led the team in rushing with 434 yards on 96 carries (4.5 avg.) in nine games as a true freshman...also contributed as a kick returner and had five returns for 151 yards (30.2 avg.) and a 95-yard touchdown.

PERSONAL: LaRod Stephens-Howling attended Greater Johnstown High School (Johnstown, Pa.)…a two-time member of the AP Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State first-team…in three varsity seasons, rushed for a school record 4,597 yards, averaging 8.9 yards per carry…broke the 29-year-old career rushing record of 3,552 yards set by former University of Pittsburgh running back Artrell Hawkins, Sr.…rushed for 57 touchdowns during his career…as a senior, led the team with 1,875 yards rushing and 32 touchdowns…led the team to its first District 6 Class AAA title and a 9-3 record…in his junior year, set the school single-season rushing record with 2,226 yards and his rushing total set a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference (LHAC) record…also a standout in baseball, track and wrestling…was a member of National Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American High School Students and the Minority Scholars Club…Full name: LaRod E. Stephens-Howling.

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