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#6  Jasper Howard

5-9, 174
Miami, Fla.
Miami Edison

A true sophomore who will vie to be both a starting cornerback and a returner for UConn in 2008.

2007: Played in seven games as a reserve defensive back and on special teams … Had a pair of punt returns against Akron (Sept. 29) and Virginia (Oct. 13), including a 22-yard run back against the Zips … Made first career tackle against Maine (Sept. 8) and also had his first career punt return, good for 13 yards.

High School: An All-Dade County pick as a senior … Named MVP of the annual Nike Dade-Broward All-Star Game after returning a punt 70 yards for a touchdown and making a 45-yard touchdown catch … An honorable mention All-State pick at the 4A level … Had 27 catches as a senior for 604 yards and seven touchdowns … As a junior, had 32 receptions for 747 yards with five touchdowns while also intercepting six passes on defense to help Edison to the regional final … Also made 42 tackles and had two interceptions … Team captain.

Personal Profile: Jasper Tyrone Howard … Born on January 28, 1989 … An exploratory major.

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