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T.J. Ward
SS #43
Height:
5-10
Weight:
200
College:
Oregon
Hometown:
Antioch, Calif
Experience:
4

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Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 64 387 284 103 4.5 0 25 6 1 151 -- 44
2014 DEN 10 45 36 9 1 -- 3 1 0 18 18 18
2013 CLE 16 112 75 37 1.5 0 5 2 1 57 28.5 44
2012 CLE 14 68 50 18 1 -- 4 1 0 37 37 37
2011 CLE 8 39 28 11 1 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 16 123 95 28 0 -- 10 2 0 39 19.5 23

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Cleveland in the second round (38th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Cleveland in the second round (38th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Started each of the first eight games at strong safety… Inactive for the next six with a foot sprain sustained at Houston (11/6) before being placed on injured reserve on December 22… Helped the Browns finish second in the NFL in pass defense, Cleveland’s highest finish in that category since 1962… Notched 38 tackles, a sack, three passes defensed and a forced fumble… Added one tackle on special teams… Notched first career sack with an eight yard takedown of Charlie Whitehurst against Seattle (10/23).

2010: Started all 16 games, becoming the first Browns rookie defensive back to do that since Antonio Langham in 1994… Led the team with 105 tackles, a figure which also topped all NFL rookies… Added two interceptions, 10 passes defensed and a forced fumble… Interception total tied for second on the club… Recorded a team-high 18 tackles on special teams… Part of a kickoff coverage group that led the NFL by allowing an average of only 17.8-yards per return… Also a member of a punt coverage unit that allowed an average of 7.1 yards per return, a figure that was fifth-best in the NFL… Became the first rookie to lead the Browns in defensive tackles since linebacker Wali Ranier in 1999… Became the first rookie to start a season opener (at Tampa Bay, 9/12) at safety for the Browns since Brian Washington in 1988… In that opener, Ward also established a season-high with 10 tackles on defense, a figure he would later match at Pittsburgh (10/17)… Also forced a fumble in the opener… Blocked a 30-yard field goal attempt against Atlanta (10/10)… Recorded two interceptions off David Garrard at Jacksonville (11/21) to become the first Browns rookie since December 16, 2001 (Anthony Henry vs. Jacksonville) to record a multi-interception game… Posted a season-high four special teams tackles, three of which came on punt coverage, at Buffalo (12/12)… Named by the PFW/PFWA to the All-Rookie team as both a safety and special teamer.

College: A former walk-on at the University of Oregon (2006-09)… Recorded 190 tackles, three interceptions and one sack in 37 career games… Saw action in eight contests as a redshirt senior, recording one interception and ranking fifth on the team with 68 tackles, despite missing five games… Ended his collegiate career with a 10-tackle performance vs. Ohio State in the Rose Bowl… Appeared in 13 games as a junior, leading Oregon with 101 tackles, ranking fifth in the conference… Earned honorable mention Pacific-10 all-conference honors in 2008… Majored in sociology.

Personal: Full name is Terrell Ray Williams Ward Jr… Native of San Francisco, Calif., and attended De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) High School… Helped De La Salle extend its winning streak to 151 games and three straight national championships… Father, Terrell, was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 1980 draft out of San Diego State University… Younger brother, Terron, is a sophomore at Oregon State University… Active in the Cleveland community, volunteering at local hospitals and schools… Named the Browns’ Maurice Bassett award winner in 2010 for the most outstanding rookie in training camp.