John Ward (American football)

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John Henry Ward
No. 72
Date of birth (1948-05-27)May 27, 1948
Place of birth Enid, Oklahoma
Date of death December 4, 2012(2012-12-04) (aged 64)
Place of death Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s) Lineman
College Oklahoma State
NFL draft 1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Career history
As player
1970–1975 Minnesota Vikings
1976 Chicago Bears
1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats

John Henry Ward (May 27, 1948 – December 4, 2012) was a National Football League lineman who played from 1970 to 1976 for the Minnesota Vikings, the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played high school football at Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and college football for the Oklahoma State Cowboys and was the Vikings' first round pick in the 1970 NFL Draft.

Ward died of cancer on December 4, 2012.[1]