#54 Chuck Howley
Dallas Cowboys Linebacker 1961-1973
Cowboys Legendary Linebacker Chuck Howley’s Bio
Cowboys Linebacker Chuck Howley Career Highlights
- Most Valuable Player Super Bowl V
- 6-time All-Pro
- 6-Time Pro Bowl
- All-Eastern Conference Team 1963
- 1 Super Bowl Title
- 2 NFC Titles
- 5 Eastern Conference Titles
- Tied 2nd Dallas Franchise History Career Fumbles Recovered (16)
- 3-Time All-Southern Conference West Virginia University
- Southern Conference Athlete of the Year
- 5-sport Letterman- Football, Track, Diving, Gymnastics, Wrestling
More info from DCA on Ring of Honor inductee Chuck Howley:
Chuck Howley attended West Virginia University where he was a five-sport letterman. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1958 draft. Following what was thought to be a career ending knee injury he retired from the game in 1959.
Following a West Virginia Alumni game in which his knee stood up to the test, Howley decided to try pro football again. In 1963, the Bears traded his rights to the Dallas Cowboys for two future draft picks. Howley would go on to have a fourteen-year career with the team and become one of the greatest outside linebackers in Dallas Cowboys history.
Howley’s outstanding speed and agility would lead him to six Pro Bowls selections, two NFC Championship games and two Super Bowls, including the Cowboys first ever Super Bowl Championship. He also has the distinction of winning Super Bowl MVP honors while on the losing team.
In 1977, Chuck Howley was the fourth player in Cowboys franchise history inducted into the Ring of Honor.
Chuck Howley’s Career Stats
Former Dallas Cowboy and Superbowl MVP Chuck Howley is dedicated to raising foundation bred quarter horses of high quality at his Happy Hollow Ranch. “We’d have a hard time operating without these versatile horses. In fact, we have our own broodmare herd which produces our ranch horses, plus top-quality horses that we offer For Sale to our customers.”