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DMV Star of the Week - Sam Howell

Every week, across several sports, players around the DMV (D.C./Maryland/Virginia) shine in individual performance. Every Monday, I’d like to take a minute to highlight some of those performances, including what I view as the best performance and name that athlete the “DMV Star of the Week.”


This week’s DMV Star of the Week is Washington Commanders Quarterback Sam Howell.

Howell recorded career high’s in both passing yards and touchdowns in Sunday’s 38-31 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, throwing for 397 yards on 39/52 passing and 4 touchdowns with 1 interception.

His touchdown passes all went to different receivers, but it still was not enough to take down the defending NFC Champion, Eagles.

Howell was facing some criticism following last week’s 14-7 loss to the Giants in which he threw 0 touchdowns and 1 interception and struggled through the air all day.

He responded with the best game of his career, but unfortunately did not have the defensive help to make it a victory, as the Commanders fell to 3-5 on the year.


The DMV saw five teams in action this past week, including the Washington Commanders, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and the Maryland and Howard football teams

Here are some honorable mention performances for DMV Star of the Week:

  • Washington Commanders Quarterback Sam Howell threw for 397 yards and 4 touchdowns in Sunday’s 38-31 loss to Philadelphia

  • Washington Wizards Forward Kyle Kuzma had a double-double in the win over Memphis on Saturday, putting up 21 points and hauling in 13 rebounds in the win

  • Howard football receiver Kasey Hawthorne had 107 yards and a touchdown on 8 catches in Saturday’s 17-10 win over Delaware State

  • Washington Capitals Left Wing Alex Ovechkin recorded 2 points in two of Washington’s games this past week, including wins over New Jersey and San Jose

  • Washington Commanders receiver Jahan Dotson racked up 108 receiving yards and a touchdown on 8 receptions in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles


Here’s what’s coming up this week in DMV Sports:

  • Washington Commanders (3-5, 3rd in NFC East)

  • 11/5 @ New England

  • Washington Capitals (4-3-1, 6th in Metropolitan Division)

  • 11/2 vs. New York Islanders

  • 11/4 vs. Columbus

  • Washington Wizards (1-1, 8th in Eastern Conference)

  • 10/30 vs. Boston

  • 11/1 @ Atlanta

  • 11/3 @ Miami

  • Maryland Terrapins Football (5-3 overall, 2-3, 5th in Big 10 East)

  • 11/4 vs. #9 Penn State

  • Howard Bison Football (4-4 overall, 2-0, T-1st in MEAC)

  • 11/4 @ South Carolina State

*Denotes games I will be covering in-person

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