Seattle U. Hall of Fame for Ron Howard
Congratulations to Seahawks Legend tight end Ron Howard, who is a member of the Seattle University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
Howard played men’s basketball for Seattle U. from 1970-74, including one season on the JV roster and three on the varsity men’s basketball team. During his freshman season in 1970-71, he averaged 16.2 points per game as the Chieftains (now Redhawks) went 19-4 in 23 games.
In three seasons on the varsity squad, Howard played in all 78 games, averaging 9.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while shooting better than 50 percent from the floor.
He went on to sign as an undrafted free agent in 1974 with the Dallas Cowboys, declining an offer to play professional basketball in France. He was converted from a forward in basketball into a tight end, and played in Super Bowl X with the Cowboys. The Seahawks selected him from the Cowboys roster in the 1976 NFL expansion draft, where he played in the 1976-1978 seasons. His two NFL career touchdowns came in the 1977 and 1978 seasons. Howard went on to play for the Buffalo Bills in 1979 before retiring from the NFL.
Howard is joined by three other former Seattle U. athletes and the 1980-81 women’s basketball team in the 2019 class. The 2019 Hall of Fame ceremony is set for Saturday, February 9 on the Seattle U. campus.