Verdun John Howell (born 16 June 1936) is a former Australian rules footballer in the VFL (now AFL).
Howell made his VFL debut with the St Kilda Football Club in 1958 after being signed from Tasmania in 1953. He initially played on the half forward line, then later as a half back before playing with the Saints as a full back. Later in his career he spent some time in the forward line, once kicking nine goals against Hawthorn. He was vice captain to Darrel Baldock for several seasons.
Howell was inducted to the Saints' inaugural Hall of Fame in 2003. He played 159 games and kicked 55 goals.