The senior punter looks to exceed expectations in final season
The Eagles will turn their prep to Maine after a third preseason intrasquad go around
Selected players spoke to the media at BC's annual media day
29 players represented 12 different New England teams
Eagles rush for 240 yards in loss.
USATSI gallery - 9/5/14
Points scored: 9 vs. Maine, Sept. 20, 2014
Kick PATs: 3, vs. Maine, Sept. 20, 2014; vs. Colorado State, Sept. 27, 2014
Points by kicking: 6 vs. Maine, Sept. 20, 2014
Field goals made: 2 vs. Maine, Sept. 20, 2014
Field goal attempts: 2, at Massachusetts, Aug. 30, 2014; vs. Maine, Sept. 20, 2014
Longest field goal: 44, at Massachusetts, Aug. 30, 2014; at Virginia Tech, Nov. 1, 2014
Punt attempts: 10 vs. Clemson, Oct. 18, 2014
Punt yards: 501 vs. Clemson, Oct. 18, 2014 (10 punts)
Longest punt: 62 vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 5, 2014
2014 (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 13 games ... served as the team's punter, kickoff specialist and attempted long field goals ... named to the All-New England Team by the area's writer for punting abilities ... recorded 23 points on the season ... kicked 65 punts totaling 2,764 yards ... averaged 42.5 yards per punt, good for sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference ... recorded four touchbacks, 16 fair catches, 21 punts inside the 20-yard line, 15 punts of 50 yards or more and had one punt blocked ... recorded 67 kickoffs for a total of 3,940 yards, averaging 58.8 yards per kick ... tallied 18 touchbacks ... was 5-for-11 on field-goal attempts, all outside the 30-yard line ... was 8-for-9 on extra-point attempts with one blocked ... recorded a career-long, 44-yard field goal at Massachusetts (Aug. 30), going 1-for-2 on the day ... punted seven times against Pittsburgh (Sept. 5), averaging 45.4 yards per punt and connecting on a career-long, 62 yarder ... was 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts against Maine (Sept. 20), hitting from the 40- and 34-yard lines and was 3-for-3 on extra-point attempts ... was 3-for-3 on extra-point attempts against Colorado State (Sept. 27) ... punted a career-high 10 times against Clemson (Oct. 18), averaging 50.1 yards per punt and pinning the Tigers inside the three times ... nailed a career-long, 44-yard field goal at Virginia Tech (Nov. 1), which put the Eagles up by two with four minutes to play ... punted three times against Louisville (Nov. 8), averaging 51.7 yards per punt ... punted six times in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Penn State (Dec. 27), averaging 38.3 yards per punt and recording a long of 52 ... averaged 60.2 yards per kick on five kickoffs in the bowl game ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2013 (SOPHOMORE): ): Did not see any game action ... served as the team's back-up punter and kickoff specialist.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in one game -- the season opener against Miami (Sept. 1) ... registered four kickoffs for 240 yards (60.0 yards per kick).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-State second-team honors from SCVarsity.com as a senior kicker at West Florence High School ... selected as the 4A Kicker of the Year by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association ... chosen as the kicker on the Palmetto Champions All-Star Team; also gained Special Teams Player of the Year Award from the South Carolina Football Coaches Association ... was 29-for-29 on extra points and 8-for-12 on field goals in 2010; converted a 51-yard field goal against Darlington ... averaged 40.3 yards per punt ... served as team captain for Knights head coach Trey Woodberry ... played in the National Underclassmen Combine's All World Gridiron Classic on Dec. 31, 2010; captured NUC Special Team Player of the Year honors ... played for the South team in South Carolina's North-South All-Star Game on Dec. 11, 2010.
PERSONAL: Alexander Scott Howell ... enrolled as a finance major in the Carroll School of Management ... recipient of the McCourt Family Football Place Kicker Scholarship Fund … Alex and his older brother Jimmy are the sons of April and James Howell; Jimmy was a four-year letter-winning punter at Virginia.