Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: DeVonte Howard
PARENTS: Donald and Erma Howard
SIBLINGS: DeIvory Howard, 23
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Western Civ
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Work out
FAVORITE FOOD: Pasta
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: 2 Chainz
FAVORITE MOVIE: Remember The Titans
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Martin
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Buzz Lightyear
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Play football in college, study communications.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably my grandparents; when my parents had to go to work I used to go over to their house and they used to teach me good habits and raised me up the right way.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL? Winning with my team.
POSITION: Receiver, quarterback, punt return, kick return
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? To make plays.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? It’s not what we envisioned but we’ve put ourselves in a good position. Overall, we’re having a pretty successful year and we’re learning a lot about each other. We’re almost at the time of our game right now.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S THE KEY TO THAT? Bonding, coming together, not pointing fingers.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON SO FAR? The post-game after a win, the locker room after a win.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Staying focused, winning every play, beating your man off the ball every time, winning every play, every second, every down.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? To make plays at all times, know the plays, know what to do and just make a play.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? The details; the small things of my routes and how to run my routes correctly.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Just the family I’ve made in the locker room, my coaches and everybody that said something to help me.