T. J. Ward
Ward in the 2014 NFL season.
No. 43 Denver Broncos
|Date of birth:December 12, 1986|
|Place of birth: San Francisco, California|
|High school: Concord (CA) De La Salle|
|NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38|
|Debuted in 2010 for the Cleveland Browns|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2014
Terrell Ray Ward, Jr. (born December 12, 1986) is an American football safety for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Oregon.
He played high school football at prep powerhouse De La Salle during their 151 game winning streak. An injury early in his senior year deterred many scouts, leading to him walking-on with the Oregon Ducks.
2010 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 1⁄2 in||211 lb||30 3⁄4 in||9 1⁄4 in||4.49 s||19 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Ward was drafted 38th overall by the Cleveland Browns. He started all 16 games of his rookie season, recording 123 combined tackles and 2 interceptions. Ward gained national recognition for an illegal hit on Bengals receiver Jordan Shipley, where he had a helmet to helmet hit to force the ball out of Shipley's hands. Ward was fined for the hit.
Ward stepped into a larger role in his second season, but injuries held him to only 8 games. He finished the season with 39 tackles, and a sack.
Ward returned to form in 2012, starting 14 games and was quite good in coverage. As an up and coming player, he finished with 68 tackles, a sack, and an interception.
Ward had a breakout season, starting all 16 games and earning Second-Team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press. He finished the year with 123 Tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 Interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 10 passes defended.
- Schefter, Adam. "Broncos are signing former Browns S TJ Ward, per sources.". Twitter. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
- Wesseling, Chris (March 11, 2014). "T.J. Ward, Denver Broncos agree on contract". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
- "T.J. Ward signs with Broncos as Denver's new strong safety". DenverPost.com. March 11, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-03.