Transcript of head coach Todd Monken from Southern Miss' Media Day
Southern Miss goes through its fifth practice of fall camp.
Southern Miss senior linebacker Alan Howze helps kick off the 2014 Facebook Friday summer series
The Golden Eagles worked in full pads at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility.
2014 (Redshirt Senior): Played and started all 12 games on the year … Ranked third on the team with 66 tackles, including 46 solo stops and 20 assisted tackles … Had 2.0 tackles for loss, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble … Had a season-high nine tackles against Appalachian State and No. 23 Marshall … Against the Thundering Herd, had a season-best eight solo tackles … Had a tackle for loss against App State and Marshall … Forced a fumble against Louisiana Tech, while recording a quarterback hurry at UTSA.
2013 (Senior): Played and started the first four games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury … Received a medical redshirt … Recorded 38 tackles on the season, including 14 solo stops … Notched 3.5 tackles for loss, including 1.0 sacks … Had a season-high 16 tackles, including a season-best 12 assisted tackles, against Arkansas … Had a season-high six solo tackles in the season-opener against Texas State … Forced a fumble at Nebraska and was credited a pass breakup against the Cornhuskers … Recorded quarterback hurries against Nebraska and Arkansas.
2012 (Junior): Served as the team’s starting middle linebacker, drawing starts in all 12 games … Finished the campaign with 66 tackles (31 solo, 35 assisted) and five tackles for loss … Tallied 2.5 sacks while forcing one fumble and recovering two.
2011 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 14 games, finishing with 22 total tackles (8 solo, 14 assisted) … Had a season-best three tackle performance against Southeastern Louisiana … Broke up and defended one pass each … Recovered a fumble and returned it for two yards.
2010 (Freshman): Played in 11 games during true freshman campaign … Saw time mostly on special teams … Registered both tackles on special teams, getting one versus UCF and one versus Houston.
High School: Three-star prospect by Rivals.com and rated two stars by Scout.com … Played running back for coach Todd Mangum at Ocean Springs High School … Helped the Greyhounds to a District Championship … Rushed for 868 yards on 158 carries with 18 of touchdowns … Biloxi Sun-Herald Top 30 pick … All-South Mississippi Honorable Mention by the Sun Herald in 2008 … Garnered All-District honors as a sophomore, junior and senior … Also played basketball and was a member of the track & field team … Named All-District on the hardwood as a senior and All-Defensive team as a junior and senior … Honor student and member of the Student Government.
Personal: Full name is Alan Dominique Howze … Son of Gloria Hughes and Alvin Howze … Has an older brother, Darrell Hughes, and two older sisters, Charmelle Hughes and Addrienne Hughes … Born on Sept. 19, 1991 in Ocean Springs, Miss. … Majoring in tourism management.
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