A Day in the Life of Greg “Buddy” Howell
There’s more to the eyes than football for this soft spoken running back who loves joking around and Chick-Fil-A sauce.
April 7, 2015
Student-athletes are generally larger-than-life personas on campus, who often can be seen standing out in their FAU attire in many shapes and sizes. Many are labeled with the stereotype that they are just an athlete and that they are just here to play sports, not to get an education.
But not Greg “Buddy” Howell. The UP followed the sophomore running back and finance major as he went through his normal schedule, receiving insight into Howell’s mindset during his day as both a student and an athlete.
Howell describes his own experience best. “It’s a lot,” he said of his schedule. “A lot of people don’t understand.” We learned several things about the man behind the helmet and pads, most importantly that athletes are not always the larger-than-life people that they are made out to be.