Profiles

Kenneth Howard

Kenneth Edwin Howard was one of the most versatile athletes to represent Washington College. Kenny Howard helped his college tremendously by participating in as many sports as possible. Kenny played halfback on two successful football teams. Noted for his speed and quickness, he led the college track team to two Mason-Dixon Conference track and field championships. He specialized in the sprints, relays, and the broad jump. His 23’ jump stands as a school record. He was the 100 and 220 yard dash conference champion.

While participating in track and field, he held down the centerfield position on the baseball team. When home baseball and track meets were held at the same time, Kenny took trials in the broad jump between innings of the baseball game, making jumps wearing his baseball uniform.

After football was dropped in 1951, Kenny chose to participate in soccer and was an outstanding performer in that sport.

He was honored by being selected as the recipient of the Athletic Council Award in 1951 and 1952. The award is given to the student who has contributed most to athletics at Washington College. He also received the Simpers Award in 1951 and 1952, given at graduation to the best all-round athlete.

After his college days, Kenny was employed by the Sun Oil Company. He retired in January 1983. He served as Senior Coordinator of Sun’s terminals in Venezuela, Iran and Dubai.

Washington College is proud of the many achievements of Kenny Howard. In appreciation for his many contributions to Washington College’s athletic program he is inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 28, 1983.