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T.J. Ward
S #43
Height:
5-10
Weight:
200
Age:
28
College:
Oregon
Hometown:
Concord, Calif.
Experience:
6
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 416 308 108 5.5 0 27 7 188 -- 44 1 5 1
2014 DEN 15 15 74 60 14 2.0 -- 5 2 55 27.5 37 0 0 --
2013 CLE 16 16 112 75 37 1.5 0 5 2 57 28.5 44 1 0 1
2012 CLE 14 14 68 50 18 1.0 -- 4 1 37 37 37 0 3 --
2011 CLE 8 8 39 28 11 1.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2010 CLE 16 16 123 95 28 0.0 -- 10 2 39 19.5 23 0 1 --

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Bio

WARD AT A GLANCE:

• A sixth-year safety and two-time Pro Bowl selection who started all 69 career regular-season games played for Cleveland (2010-13) and Denver (2014) during his first five NFL seasons.
• Totaled 413 tackles (313 solo), seven interceptions(188 yds.), 5.5 sacks (52 yds.), 32 passes defensed,five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his career.
• Accumulated the most tackles for a loss (15) by a defensive back in the NFL from 2013-14, while earning consecutive Pro Bowl nods.
• Voted to his second straight Pro Bowl after finishing with 74 tackles (60 solo), two sacks (23 yds.), two interceptions (55 yds.) and six passes defensed in his first year with Denver in 2014.
• Earned second-team All-Pro recognition by the Associated Press in 2013 and was selected to his first Pro Bowl after recording a career-high 129 tackles (96 solo) for the Browns.
• Voted by his teammates as Cleveland’s recipient of the 2013 Ed Block Courage Award after overcoming a knee injury in 2012 to start all 16 games the following year.
• Led all NFL rookies with 105 tackles in 2010 and became the first Browns rookie in 18 years to start all 16 games for the club.
• Appeared in 37 career games at the University of Oregon and totaled 190 tackles and three interceptions after entering the program as a walk-on.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (Cleveland) on March 12, 2014.
• Selected by Cleveland in the second round (38th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

WARD AT A GLANCE:

• A sixth-year safety and two-time Pro Bowl selection who started all 69 career regular-season games played for Cleveland (2010-13) and Denver (2014) during his first five NFL seasons.
• Totaled 413 tackles (313 solo), seven interceptions(188 yds.), 5.5 sacks (52 yds.), 32 passes defensed,five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his career.
• Accumulated the most tackles for a loss (15) by a defensive back in the NFL from 2013-14, while earning consecutive Pro Bowl nods.
• Voted to his second straight Pro Bowl after finishing with 74 tackles (60 solo), two sacks (23 yds.), two interceptions (55 yds.) and six passes defensed in his first year with Denver in 2014.
• Earned second-team All-Pro recognition by the Associated Press in 2013 and was selected to his first Pro Bowl after recording a career-high 129 tackles (96 solo) for the Browns.
• Voted by his teammates as Cleveland’s recipient of the 2013 Ed Block Courage Award after overcoming a knee injury in 2012 to start all 16 games the following year.
• Led all NFL rookies with 105 tackles in 2010 and became the first Browns rookie in 18 years to start all 16 games for the club.
• Appeared in 37 career games at the University of Oregon and totaled 190 tackles and three interceptions after entering the program as a walk-on.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (Cleveland) on March 12, 2014.
• Selected by Cleveland in the second round (38th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Cleveland as a draft choice 7/26/10; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/12/14.

2014: Ward started 15 regular-season games and earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection after total- ing 74 tackles (60 solo), two sacks (23 yds.), two interceptions (55 yds.) and six passes defensed... Participated in the second-most defensive snaps (1,002) for the Broncos... Sacked quarterback Russell Wilson for a loss of 10 yards and tackled running back Marshawn Lynch in the end zone for a safety at Sea. (9/21)... Recorded a team-high eight solo tackles at N.E. (11/2)... Made his first interception as a Bronco at Oak. (11/9) ... Picked off quarterback Ryan Tannehill with 3:45 remaining in the fourth quarter vs. Mia. (11/23) and returned it 37 yards to the Miami 8-yard line to set up Denver’s game-winning touchdown... Registered his second sack of the year in the first quarter at K.C. (11/30) to become the first Broncos safety since Brian Dawkins in 2011 to post multiple sacks in a season... Surpassed 400 career defensive stops with his six-tackle performance at S.D. (12/14)... Led the Broncos with a season-high nine tackles (5 solo) at Cin. (12/22) before leaving the game with a neck injury that held him out of the regular-season finale vs. Oak. (12/28)... Made his first career postseason appearance in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Ind. (1/11) and totaled two solo tackles and two passes defended.

2013: Ward was named to his first Pro Bowl and received second-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press after starting all 16 games for the Browns and totaling a career-high 129 tackles (96 solo), two interceptions (57 yds.), two sacks (12 yds.), nine passes defensed and one fumble recovery... Led all NFL defensive backs with 10 tackles for a loss, according to press box totals... Scored two defensive touchdowns—on a 44-yard interception return vs. Buf. (10/3) and a 51-yard fumble return vs. Chi. (12/15)... Recorded double-digit tackle totals on five occasions, including a personal-best 13 defensive stops (10 solo) at G.B. (10/20)... Voted by his teammates as the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award for recovering from a knee injury sustained in 2012.

2012: Ward started all 14 games played for Cleveland and registered 68 tackles (50 solo), one interception (37 yds.), one sack (10 yds.), four passes defensed and a career-best three forced fumbles... Forced two fumbles in the Browns’ 20-14 win vs. Pit. (11/25)... Missed the Browns’ final two games after being placed on injured reserve (knee) on Dec. 18.

2011: Ward opened the Browns’ first eight games and totaled 38 tackles (27 solo), one sack (7 yds.), three passes defensed and one forced fumble... Inactive for six games before being placed on injured reserve (foot) on Dec. 22. 2010: Selected by Cleveland in the second round (38th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, Ward opened all 16 games for the club and led all league rookies with a team-best 105 tackles (80 solo) to go along with two interceptions (39 yds.), 10 passes defensed and one forced fumble... Added a team-high 18 special-team stops... Became the first Browns rookie defensive back to start all 16 games since Antonio Langham in 1994.

COLLEGE: Ward began his collegiate career at the University of Oregon as a walk-on before earning a scholarship and going on to play in 37 career games for the Ducks... Totaled 190 tackles, three interceptions and one sack during his four seasons in Eugene... Led Oregon with 101 tackles as a junior in 2008 to earn honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference recognition.

PERSONAL: Ward attended De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., where he contributed as a reserve defensive back on three consecutive national championship squads (2001-03) before injuring his knee during the preseason in 2004 and missing his entire senior campaign... Was a prep teammate of Broncos Offensive Assistant/Quarterbacks Brian Callahan... His father, Terrell, played defensive back at San Diego State and was drafted by Philadelphia in the seventh round (188th overall) in 1980... His younger brother, Terron, played running back at Oregon State University from 2011-14... Established the T.J. Ward Foundation, which focuses on education, family values and community service... Participated in the annual Drive for Life, the largest single community blood drive in Colorado... Terrell Ray Williams Ward Jr. was born on Dec. 12, 1986, in San Francisco.

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