Howle Named Community Captain

Howle Named Community Captain

The Carolina Panthers have selected Ty Howle, a senior offensive lineman at Bunn High School (Bunn, NC), as the first recipient of the Community Captain award for the 2008 season.

During the 2008 high school football season, the Carolina Panthers will honor ten elite student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom, as well as, play an active role in their respective communities.

Howle (6-2, 290) is rated as the number one center in the state of North Carolina and the number nine center in the country according to He currently has offers to play football collegiately from East Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Navy among others. However, he has given his verbal commitment to play for legendary coach, Joe Paterno, at Penn State University on a full athletic scholarship.

"I chose to attend Penn State because I loved the family atmosphere that I felt during my visit. Also, the 108,000 fans in the stadium was an unreal experience for me," exclaimed Howle.

In the classroom Howle is also at the top of his class. He has a 3.82 GPA which places him seventh in his graduating class. Howle has been named to the Honor Roll every semester, is a member of the Beta Club Honor Society and also received acadmic achievement awards for top overall English, science and history grades.

Despite the fact that Howle puts forth so much time and energy on the football field and in the classroom, he always makes sure to find time to help out others in his community. Howle is the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization at Bunn High School, the vice president of his church youth group and is a member of the National Honor Society. Howle also donates his time to help the youth of his community through reading books, volunteering to coach youth football camps and supporting them at their local little league games.

Bunn High School Principal, Robin Faulkner said, "In my twenty years as an educator, I have met few students who demonstrate the integrity and strong moral character that Ty demonstrates on a daily basis. Ty doesn't just belong to service organizations for the sake of a resume, he genuinely seeks to help others, particularly people who are less fortunate than he."

Ty Howle is the first of ten Community Captains to be selected by the Carolina Panthers this 2008 season. The Carolina Panthers Community Captain class of 2008 will be recognized on-field during a pregame ceremony at Bank of America Stadium on December 14th as the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos. During the awards ceremony, each Community Captain will receive an authentic Carolina Panthers Community Captain jersey. The recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in select Panthers community outreach events during the current academic year. Recommended Stories

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