DJ Ware

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DJ Ware
DJ Ware.jpg
Ware in the 2012 season.
No. --     Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-02-18) February 18, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Aragon, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Rockmart (GA)
College: Georgia
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2007 for the New York Giants
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Rushing yards 375
Rushing average 4.1
Rushing TDs 1
Stats at NFL.com

Danny "DJ" Ware (born February 18, 1985) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Georgia.

Ware earned a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. He has also been a member of the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early years[edit]

Ware attended Rockmart High School (Rockmart, Ga.), home of the Fighting Yellow Jackets, while collecting various honors. He attended Hargrave Military Academy for one year and lettered in football. For the Tigers, he posted 56 rushing attempts for 653 yards (11.66 yards per rush avg.) and four touchdowns.

Ware played running back for the University of Georgia from 2003–2006 and was a key part of the 2005 Georgia Bulldogs team that finished 10-3, winning an SEC championship. He began his career by redshirting in 2003. In 2004, Georgia's starting running back Kregg Lumpkin went down with a knee injury in August. Ware had to step into the starter's role on September 3, 2004 against Georgia Southern. Ware responded by rushing 18 times for 135 yards as Georgia got past the Georgia Southern Eagles, 48-28. For all of 2004, he rushed for a team-leading 692 yards and 4 TDs on 138 carries as he helped the Bulldogs complete a 10-2 season, ranked No. 7 in the country. Ware totaled 492 rushing yards in 2005 and finished with 302 yards rushing and three touchdowns in 2006 for UGA.[1]

In his career with Georgia, Ware rushed 314 times in three seasons for 1,486 yards and eight touchdowns while collecting 28 receptions for 357 yards with two scores in 28 games.

Professional career[edit]

As a member of the New York Giants in 2010, Ware ran for 73 yards on 20 rushes while collecting seven receptions out of the backfield for 67 yards in 14 games. Ware also totaled 73 rushing yards off 13 attempts and had three catches for 15 yards in 2009.

In his career with the Giants, Ware has rushed 81 times for 324 yards and one touchdown while catching 10 passes for 82 yards in 29 games that goes back to the 2007 season.

Ware was released by the Giants on August 31, 2012 during the final cuts.[2]

After spending a season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was released on April 4, 2013 to make room for Darrelle Revis.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danny Ware #28". UGASports.com. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  2. ^ NFL roster cuts you need to know - NFL.com
  3. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 4, 2013). "Dan Orlovsky, D.J. Ware cut by Tampa Bay Buccaneers". National Football League. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 

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