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Howard Fest

Howard Fest
No. 72
Position: Tackle/Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-04-11) April 11, 1946
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Career information
College: Texas
NFL draft: 1968 / Round: 6 / Pick: 139
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 127
Games started: 77
Fumble recoveries: 3
Stats at

Howard Arthur Fest (born April 11, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former American football offensive lineman who played in the American Football League (AFL) and in the National Football League (NFL).

He attended Thomas Edison High School in San Antonio. He played college football at the University of Texas, where he was a tight end.[1] As a sophomore during the 1965 season, he played sparingly and caught one pass for nine yards as the Longhorns went 6-4 under College Football Hall of Fame coach Darrell Royal.[2] In his junior year he was switched to offensive tackle as the Longhorns went 7-4, including a 19-0 win in the Bluebonnet Bowl over Ole Miss.[3] In his senior season of 1967, the Longhorns were 6-4.[4]

After his senior year, he was chosen in the sixth round (139th overall) of the 1968 NFL/AFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.[5]

He was an original member of the AFL Cincinnati Bengals, playing with them for eight years. He began his career at tackle, but later moved to guard. He was given the nickname "Mr. Consistency" by his teammates.[6]

During his eight seasons with the Bengals, he never missed a game, playing in 112 games, of which he started 63.

He was made available in the 1976 NFL Expansion Draft, and was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he played two seasons. He started all 14 games of the 1976 season. He played in just one game his final season of 1977.[7]


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