Morning show host, DJ Thump sits down with newly recruited Spring Valley High School, Grizzly, Kelze Howard to talk about his recent successes pre-college.

Howard is a born and raised Las Vegan who has been preparing for his future since he was in diapers. He is well versed in many professions such as being a gospel rapper, basketball player and wrestler but his true passion lies else where.

His academic career is dedicated to playing America‘s favorite sport, football. The 6’ 5″ four-star athlete plays DE (defensive ends) and T (tackle) for his local high school.

According to MaxPreps.com, Howard’s 2022-2023 senior stats are: 41 solo tackles, 64 total tackles, 5.8 tackles per game, 12 sacks, 2.5 caused fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. Playing four years of football has shaped Howard into the strong and confident young man that he is today. Howard is the number two player in the state of Nevada and number 24 in the county in his position.

On July 1, 2022, Howard made a life-changing full time commitment to Oregon State. “Go Beavs!” Over 47 colleges like USC, Arizona State and San Diego State were recruiting for the hard-working sportsman. The big lights hasn’t distracted Howard from his goals. “Through all of it, I gotta just stay humble” Howard said. “Put my pride aside and just keep on pushing. Don’t ever like get too big to not work hard.”

He chose Oregon State because he feels that they offer a great program that really helps develop their freshman recruits.

Defensive Line Coach, Legi Suiaunoa, recruited the player to help “build the damn.” Suiaunoa is a former Nevada Wolf Pack alma mater. According to 247Sports.com, his average rating is a 86.98 and he is nationally ranked at 114.

Howard is following his dreams to the fullest. His advice for future athletes would be, “Always believe in your ability to do something.”

We are very proud of Kelze Howard and can’t wait to see where his future will take him.

16 Raiders Items Every Fan Cave Must Have

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Football season is underway! And here in Vegas, we love our Raiders. With the season underway, I wanted to share some of my favorite Las Vegas Raiders items. When you can’t be at the stadium for every game, you’ll want your space decked out in all these awesome Raiders-themed décor. Make your fan cave the go-to watch party spot for all your friends!

  • Las Vegas Raiders WinCraft Deluxe 3' x 5' Logo Flag

    Every Raider fan has an allegiance to the team. This is a perfect addition to your wall or over the TV while watching the game. It’s a constant symbol of our effort to greatness and the “ride or die” nature of Raider Nation. Are you a true Raiders fan if a flag isn’t somewhere in your man cave?

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  • Las Vegas Raiders 4-Pack Personalized Leather Coaster Set

    This coaster set adds the perfect touch to your man cave. Let’s face it: cup rings on the coffee or side table are never a good look. And, getting these coasters will save your partner from yelling after the game due to your furniture NOT having those pesky rings.

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  • Las Vegas Raiders WinCraft Personalized 14'' Round Wall Clock

    This sleek Raider Clock is the perfect countdown for your gameday experience. You can personalize the clock with your name on it, too. It adds a nice element to your room that showcases your team’s pride and dedication.

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  • Las Vegas Raiders Imperial Team Desk Lamp

    What’s another piece of furniture that can take your man cave to the next level? This amazing lamp is the perfect addition to any Raiders fan game den. This lamp has the Raiders colors and a single logo right in the middle of the lamp shade. It won’t clash with other furniture pieces too much due to its neutral colors.

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  • Las Vegas Raiders 12'' Game Room Tavern Sign

    When the game is on, this may be one of the most useful signs and it speaks for itself: “Do Not Disturb.” When you’re a Raiders fan, the game acquires precise focus and concentration.

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  • Las Vegas Raiders Canvas Wall Sign

    A canvas wall sign adds a nice touch to any man cave wall. Plus, this canvas wall sign makes you feel both “at home” and at “the stadium” when it’s displayed proudly on your walls.

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  • Las Vegas Raiders Team Magnet Bottle Opener

    Every Raiders fan MUST open their beers with this bottle opener. This device is a small relic that honors your favorite team. The magnet makes it easy to store near any bar or drink cart.

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  • Las Vegas Raiders Imperial Fans Choice Dartboard Cabinet

    This dartboard is the perfect activity for any Raiders party. You can make this dartboard cabinet a fun aspect of your watch parties! This Fans Choice Dartboard Cabinet is exactly what your fan cave needs when it’s time for a Las Vegas Raiders watch party. This dartboard will hit the bullseye for any event you throw!

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  • Raiders 7 Color LED Lamp Night Light Football Souvenir

    This battery or USBoperated light is just what you need. Imagine your man cave with all the lights off and this helmet illuminating in the dark, maybe when we’re either celebrating a win or sulking about a loss, you’re welcome!

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  • Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas Raiders Art Print

    This battery-operated, custom-made illuminating bottle would look amazing on your table, inside the man cave, or at a tailgate party. And, the unique construction of this bottle makes it a discussion starter for sure!

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  • Raiders Candy Dish

    Every Raiders fan has a sweet tooth, and this candy dish allows you to be game-day ready by supplying the perfect piece of candy. This nine-inch candy dish makes every Raiders win a super sweet one.

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  • Raiders Handmade Beer Bottle Opener

    Every Raiders fan has a sweet tooth, and this candy dish allows you to be game-day ready by supplying the perfect piece of candy. This nine-inch candy dish makes every Raiders win a super sweet one.

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  • Davante Adams Poster

    This illustration of Davante Adams is simply awesome. In the picture, Adams dons the black and silver jersey. Inspiring, motivational and Raider-nation certified, this picture is exactly what your man cave needs.

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  • Las Vegas Raiders Recliner Protector

    We all have that ONE chair. You know what I’m talking about. That one chair that’s your Sundayfootball staple. Prove your loyalty to the Raiders while keeping your chair protected. Sit in style and recline in comfort with this smooth and washable recliner protector.

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  • Derek Carr Las Vegas Raiders Fathead Mini Stand Out

    This stand will make your man cave into a safe haven for all Raiders fans of any age. Also, you can yell at this cut-out of Derek Carr without dealing with the actual ramifications that come with yelling at a 6-foot-three NFL athlete.

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  • Personalized Raiders Whiskey Glass Set

    What else does a man cave need? Your own personalized whiskey decanter, of course. This decanter’s personalized touch makes the whiskey-pouring routine even better.

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