November 5, 1991 |
Ian Howfield, who missed a 33-yard field-goal attempt with one second left in regulation Sunday in Houston's 16-13 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins, was cut by the Oilers. A week earlier, Howfield missed three extra points in a 35-3 victory over Cincinnati. Oiler General Manager Mike Holovak had no immediate comment on who would replace Howfield, who kicked last season for the Oklahoma Twisters in the Minor League Football Alliance.
June 15, 1996 |
Picture a basketball player perfecting his jumper by shooting at an imaginary rim, or a bowler rolling balls down an empty alley. Now you know how Ian Howfield, the Arena Football League's best kicker, practices his art. Run-down high school fields have goal posts, so do some junior high and elementary school fields. The Piranhas' training facility has two white cones. Howfield places them on the ground nine feet apart to simulate the width of AFL goal posts.
November 7, 1991 |
Tony Zendejas of the Rams, the NFL's only perfect kicker, says he recognizes the coincidence that his replacement with the Houston Oilers was released before Zendejas has missed a field goal. "It was just unfortunate that he struggled a little bit," Zendejas said of Ian Howfield, who won the kicking job at Houston after Zendejas was left unprotected and signed with the Rams.
June 27, 1997 |
Opponent--Portland Forest Dragons Site--The Pond Time--7:30 Radio--KPLS (830 AM) Records--Forest Dragons 1-7, Piranhas 1-7 Piranha update--Anaheim lost its third game of the season by three points or less last week, 41-40, to Orlando. In each of the close losses, kicker Ian Howfield has missed a key extra point or field goal. Howfield, second in the league in scoring among kickers with 77 points, missed two extra points against Orlando.
May 17, 1997
Arizona receiver Calvin Shexnayder caught six passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rattlers to a 58-26 victory over the Piranhas in an Arena Football League game Friday night in Phoenix. It was the third consecutive loss for the Piranhas, who have started a different quarterback each of the last four games. "We've just got a lot of work to do," Coach Mike Hohensee said. "Luckily it's a long season."
August 19, 1991 |
Warren Moon ignited the Houston Oilers with touchdown passes of 47 yards to Haywood Jeffires and 21 yards to Drew Hill, and Ian Howfield kicked three field goals in a 30-20 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night in an NFL exhibition game. Houston (1-2) used big plays to take a 20-6 halftime lead. Howfield, signed last week, contributed to Houston's halftime margin with field goals of 32 yards in the first quarter and 52 yards in the second.