901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
Desmond Howard

Desmond Howard

    • Football Analyst on ESPN's award winning College Gameday 
    • Heisman Trophy Winner and Super Bowl XXXI MVP
    • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame 
Full Bio
In Person-Fee 🛈

$30,000 - $50,000

Virtual Fee:

Please Inquire

Travels From

Texas

Desmond Howard Video

Desmond Howard Video

Desmond enters his 12th year as a college football analyst having covered the Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Sugar Bowl, and National Championship games. He joined ESPN in 2005 as a member of the popular College GameDay crew, and continues to work alongside Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Coach Corso each Saturday during college football season. The 1991 Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl XXXI MVP joined the network a few years after his remarkable professional football career.

Desmond’s television broadcast experience began as a contributor to Fox Sports’ Best Damn Sports Show Period in 2003 and continued as a correspondent on ESPN 2’s Cold Pizza in 2004 during the show’s Super Bowl coverage. Howard was also a weekly contributor to Fox Sports Radio during the 2005-2006 NFL season. His in-game, color commentary experience began in 2008 as an analyst for the Detroit Lions during NFL preseason football and he’s also been seen occasionally in this role for mid-week college football games on ESPN. Desmond is heard weekly on WQAM 560AM in Miami, analyzing the most intriguing college football match-ups. His television honors include four Sports Emmys as a College GameDay cast member.

While playing for the University of Michigan from 1988-1991, Howard was the first receiver in Big Ten history to lead the conference in scoring as he set or tied five NCAA records and 12 single-season Michigan records. In 1991, the All-American won the Heisman by the second largest margin of victory in the trophy’s history (85 percent of the vote). He was also awarded the Walter Camp Trophy and the Maxwell Award that year, finishing with 950 receiving yards and 19 touchdown receptions. His 138 points (23 touchdowns overall) that season made him the first wide receiver to lead the Big Ten in scoring. By the end of his college career, Howard had scored 37 touchdowns.

The Washington Redskins selected Howard fourth overall in the 1992 NFL Draft. Howard spent three seasons with Washington, then moved on to the Jacksonville Jaguars – with whom he scored the first game-winning touchdown in team history – the Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2000 while playing with the Lions.

Howard had 92 receptions as a wide receiver in his first four years. His 870 punt return yards in a single season and 99-yard kickoff return in the 1997 Super Bowl remain NFL records. With the memorable postseason kickoff return, he became the first and only player on special teams to be named Super Bowl MVP. Also in 1996, Howard led the NFL in punt returns, punt return average and punt returns for touchdowns, and he tacked on 460 kickoff return yards and 95 receiving yards on 13 catches.

In May 2010, it was announced that Desmond would be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Howard has also been inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame, the University of Michigan Hall Of Honor, State of Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame. His television honors include being a part of a Sports Emmy Award-winning season of College GameDay in 2007 and 2009.

Howard, who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, now resides in Miami.

Motivation

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Bear Grylls, Media Speaker

Bear Grylls

Host of the Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild

Willie Jolley, Motivation Speaker

Willie Jolley

Transforming Futures with an Attitude of Excellence

Curt Coffman, Management Speaker

Curt Coffman

Workplace Speaker

Pedro Martinez, speaker

Pedro Martinez

Retired MLB pitcher

John O'Hurley, Inspiration Speaker

John O'Hurley

Seinfeld

Mark Victor Hansen, Personal Growth Speaker

Mark Victor Hansen

Business Thought Leader who empowers audiences to become better leaders and entrepreneurs

Richie Contartesi, Motivational Keynote Speaker

Richie Contartesi

Author of “In Spite of the Odds”

Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, Speaker

Kim and Krickitt Carpenter

Inspired the Major Motion Picture "The Vow"

Joe Tye Speaker

Joe Tye

Consulting

Erik Van Alstine, Business Speaker

Erik Van Alstine

Transforming the Way We Work & Live

Larry Winget, Personal Finance Speaker

Larry Winget

Philosopher of Success Who Just Happens to be Hilarious

Darren Hardy, Leadership Speaker

Darren Hardy

Mentor to CEOs and High Performance Entrepreneurs

Reviews

Testimonials

I just wanted to thank Matt Meyer and Sheryl Moon for their meticulous assistance with identifying, securing and preparing our chosen guest s..

Testimonials | TraceLink | Executive Speakers

This was my first experience using ESB to locate and secure a keynote speaker for my Corporate event. They were extremely easy to work with a..

AngMar Medical Holdings

"Matt Meyer was really wonderful in assisting me to find the correct keynote speaker for our conference. Jenny Foreman was completely on top ..

The Anchor Group

"As always, Executive Speakers Bureau helped us execute another flawless event. It is always so reassuring to know that you have a team behin..

Texas Hospital Association

"What stands out about the times I have worked with Executive Speakers Bureau is their lightning-fast response time. ESB’s account exec..

Keynote Speaker

"I've worked with Richard and ESB for many years and he's always able to deliver for us. He works hard to meet your speaker goals within the ..

Chem Dry

"Angela is the best!!! I can always count on her honest feedback about speakers. She helps me look like a hero to my company!"

Testimonials | Medtronic | Executive Speakers

"ESB continues to deliver great options for us as we plan our event each year."

Testimonials | Arkansas Heart Hospital | Executive Speakers

“I am banging my head against the wall right now for all the times I have done this without using Executive Speakers Bureau. This ..

Clorox Client

"The conference was an immense hit – we certainly raised the bar in our company on how conferences are planned and executed. You and yo..

Testimonials | Benchmark Global Hospitality | Executive Speakers
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below