Howie's son, Chris, is also a football player. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2008 NFL Draft (1st Round, 2nd Pick).
Howie stands 6'5" tall.
He was named the NFL Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1984.
His playing career lasted for 13 seasons.
He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2000.
Howie is known for his flat-top military-type haircut that he has worn throughout his playing and sportscasting careers.
He will not fly on the same plane as his wife for fear of orphaning their children.
He is an alumnus of, and volunteers his time for, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
At the time of his retirement, Howie was the last player still with the Raiders who had been a Raider before the franchise moved to Los Angeles.
Howie had a career-high five sacks in one game on October 2, 1983 against the Washington Redskins.
He was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl eight times.
Howie's football position was defensive end.
He was drafted in the second round of the 1981 draft by the Oakland Raiders.
Howie attended Villanova University and earned a communications degree.
As a senior attending Milford High School, Howie was named to the Scholastic Coach All-America team.
Howie is a member of the Milford High School Hall of Fame.
In 2000, Howie was nominated for a TV Guide Award under the category "Favorite Sportscaster."
In 1999, Howie appeared in a television commercial for Coors Light beer.
From 1999-2002, he appeared in a string of television commercials for RadioShack along with actress Teri Hatcher.
In 1998, Howie wrote a book entitled Football for Dummies.
His jersey number 75 was retired by the Oakland Raiders.
Howie: In our [the Raiders] defensive scheme, individual numbers weren't important. There was no sacks guy, no tackles guy. My role was as a disrupter. I drew double- and triple-teams and tried to get penetration and let the other guys make the plays.