Xavien Howard (born July 4, 1993) is a cornerback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Baylor and was drafted in the second round (38th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Dolphins.


In 2017, Howard started the Miami Dolphins’ season-opener and recorded a season-high seven combined tackles during their 19–17 victory. In Week 13, Howard recorded a solo tackle, a season-high five pass break ups, two interceptions, and returned one for a touchdown during the Dolphins’ 35–9 win. During the second quarter, Howard intercepted a pass  and returned it for a 30-yard touchdown to mark the first score of his career.

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