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Uncommon Athletes

Thomas Howell #13

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Position: ULM Forward
Hometown: Natchitoches, LA

“Something that makes me uncommon is my drive and relentlessness. No matter how hard life gets or how good I think it’s going, I will continue to get up everyday and do my best to be the best I can be. I learned at a young age that nothing is given to you and you have to work for it.”

Thomas credits his dad with influencing him growing up. He always looked up to him and wanted to be exactly like him from the way he dressed to the job he had. Thomas also credits his high school basketball coach Tom Collins as a great role model and mentor.

When his athletic career is over, Thomas would like to use his accounting degree to help run a business or even own a business. He also wants to have a family and be a great role model for his children.

An organization Thomas strongly supports is  A Little Hope which is an organization that provides services to grieving children with the loss of a parent, sibling, or loved one. “This is special to me because I lost my father when I was 13 years old. I understand how hard it can be on a child or teenager to go through a loss of a parent. I would love to help impact other children who are going through a similar situation.”

On Thomas’s bucket list is going to Hawaii with his mom and traveling to another country and playing basketball there.


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