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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Athlete of the week: football's Omar Howard

Athlete of the week: football's Omar Howard

Jersey Number: 46

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 231 lbs

Position: Linebacker

Year: Redshirt sophomore

Hometown: Midlothian, Virginia

High School: Midlothian High School

Linebacker Omar Howard made 18 tackles, a team and career high, in the Spiders’ 10-9 victory over the third-ranked Villanova Wildcats on Saturday. Howard has earned increased playing time this season by showing the coaches his hustle and energy.

Q&A with Omar:

Q: When did you start playing football?

A: When I was eight years old.

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Q: What’s been your best athletic moment to date?

A: I guess states for wrestling, and I placed fourth.

Q: Do you have any pregame rituals?

A: No, not really.

Q: What kind of music is on your pregame playlist?

A: I actually don’t listen to music, I just kind of hang out.

Q: What’s your favorite movie on Netflix?

A: Friday Night Lights.

Q: Who’s the best dancer on the team?

A: Dominique Miller.

Q: Who’s the funniest person on the team?

A: Dominique Miller.

Q: Who’s the best singer on the team?

A: Eric Wright.

Q: Do you have a favorite player on a different team at Richmond?

A: Kendall Anthony. He works hard and you can see it.

Q: What do you see yourself doing in ten years?

A: I have no clue, but I will major in leadership and minor in business.

Q: Do you have any role models?

A: Coach (Byron) Thweatt, because he pushes me. (Thweatt is the linebacker coach at Richmond.)

Q: What are you afraid of?

A: Spiders.

Q: What’s one thing you can do better than your coach?

A: Umm, I can play video games, for sure.

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