Sherman Howard (1947-48/ Football, Track & Field)


Sherman Howard was a running back on the 1947 and the 1948 Nevada football teams which were 18-4 overall and made post-season appearances in two bowl games. He also was a sprinter on the1948 track team. He came to Nevada after serving in the Army from 1943-46 and receiving two Battle Stars in the European Theater, then attending the University of Iowa. Howard went on to a six-year career in the national football League, playing with the New York Yankees from 1949 through 1951 and moving to the Cleveland Browns from 1952 through ’54. He is one of several Nevada players to make it in the pros during the 1940’s. He joins eight other members of the 1948 Wolf Pack team who have previously been inducted for either their exploits on that team or in combination with other contributing factors. Following his playing career, Howard was a scout for four teams: Green Bay, Cleveland, Dallas, and the New York Giants, for seven years. At the time of being inducted, Howard was a retired high school teacher and school administrator in Richton Park, Illinois.

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A local product from Reno, Nev., freshmen Kenzi Goins batted .556 (5-for-9) this past weekend against Utah State, where she crossed the plate once and drove in a pair of runs as well. During the weekend series with the Aggies, Goins compiled a hit in all three games, which included a double in the first matchup and a three-hit performance in the second game.

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