Ian Michael Howfield (born June 4, 1966 in Littleton, Colorado) is a former American football placekicker who played in the National Football League for 6 years. Howfield graduated from Columbine High School 1984, then attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas from 1984 to 1985. He transferred to the University of Tennessee in 1986 to begin his placekicking career, graduating in 1987. Howfield, who played college football at the University of Tennessee, is the son of former NFL placekicker Bobby Howfield. Howfield played six years in the National Football League as a placekicker: Miami Dolphins in 1987, Seattle Seahawks from 1988-1989 (signed to the practice squad for both years), Denver Broncos in 1990, and Houston Oilers in 1990-1991. He led the Houston Oilers in scoring in 1991, Philadelphia Eagles in 1992, Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1993.
Ian Michael Howfield (born June 4, 1966) in Watford, England is a former American football placekicker who played in the National Football League and the Arena Football League. He played 6 seasons with four different teams. Two season with the Seattle Seahawks and two seasons with the Houston Oilers. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played for the Dallas Texans, Las Vegas Sting, Anaheim Piranhas and Tampa Bay Storm in the Arena Football League over 7 seasons.
In 1993, Howfield was 7 for 27 (25.9%) in field goals and 19 for 23 (82.6%) in extra points.
Fort Worth Cavalry
In 1994, Howfield was 10 for 29 (34.5%) in field goals and 40 for 53 (75.5%) in extra points.
Las Vegas Sting (first full season in the Arena League)
Led the league in scoring for kickers with 120 pts
Led the league in field goal 71.4% (20-28), a league record at the time
Led all kickers in field goals made in a season with 20
Led all kickers in EXP 91%
Kicked arena league record 61 yarder vs. Miami
Micatin Arena League Kicker of the Year
Second Team All-Arena (1995)
61 yard field goal vs. the Miami Hooters, an Arena League record at the time
63 yards: Aaron Mills, San Jose Saber Cats (W 26–6) v Florida Bobcats, May 18, 1996
62 yards: Brent Williams, Dallas Desperados v Austin Wranglers May 22, 2000
62 yards Clay Rush, Colorado Crush vs. Los Angeles Avengers, Feb. 27, 2005
61 yards Ian Howfield, Las Vegas Sting at Miami Hooters, July 8, 1995
60 yards Rusty Fricke, Denver Dynamite vs. Columbus Thunderbolts, July 26, 1991
21 for 43 (48.8%) in fieldgoals and 63 for 73 (86.3%) in extra points
1996 Led League for kickers in field goals made (21)
1996 2nd in League for field goal percentage, 48.8%
21 for 44 (47.7%) in field goals and 62 for 74 (83.8%) in extra points
1997 Led League for kickers in field goals made (21)
Howfield was in a life-threatening car accident that cut his career short at the end of the 1997 season in Las Vegas. He was out of football for 5 years recovering from injuries (1998 to 2002). He made a comeback in 2003 with the Tampa Bay Storm.
Tampa Bay Storm/New York Dragons
Kicked a 23-yard game winner in his first game back from the car accident. He went 3 for 3 in field goals.
2003 Led the League in field goal percentage with 66.6% (10-15)
Kicked a 31-yard game winner in the playoffs as time expired to advance to the quarterfinals
He retired at the end of the season.
Las Vegas Gladiators
He came out of retirement to play 4 games for the Las Vegas Gladiators to fill in for injured kickers. This was his one last chance to play in front of family and friends.
3 for 5 (60%) in field goals and 18 for 21 (85.7) in extra points. Retired after 4th game.
(7 years in the Arena Leagues)
As of retirement all time records: career stats
All-time 2 point drop kicks 5th with (2)
All-time field goal percentage 15th at 49%
All-time field goal percentage in a season
7th 1995 with 71.4% (20-28), Arena League record at the time, lasted 9 years
8th 2005 with 66.7 (10-15)
All-time career field goal percentage 15th (48.9%)
All-time field goals make in 9th All Time (92)
4th longest field goal ever made (61)
8th all time in kicking points with 614
Was in a life-threatening car accident which nearly took his life in 1997 which cut his career short. He received two disk fusions in his lower back and an entire right knee cartilage replacement. Returned to the league in 2003 after intensive rehab from the car accident. Won the Arena Bowl with the Tampa Bay Storm in 2003.
Franchise record for longest playoff field goal made 47 yards
Franchise record for field goals make in the playoffs 2