The Word on the Herd-Nov. 21, 2012
Marshall 54, Rice 51
The Word on the Herd-August 15, 2012
The Word on the Herd-August 4, 2012
R-JUNIOR SEASON (2011): Special teams stalwart for the Herd...Carried the ball four times for 20 yards on the season...Also had three kick returns for 45 yards.
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): Carried the ball 96 times for 345 yards and a touchdown (Bowling Green)...Had a 101-yard game against West Virginia...Ran the ball 18 times against Ohio...Caught 13 passes for 56 yards...
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Saw limited action for most of the season and earned two starts late in the season when Darius Marshall was out with an injury and made the most of that opportunity...Rushed for 393 yards and three touchdowns on the year while averaging 4.8 yards per carry...In his first collegiate start, he carried the ball 25 times for 136 yards (teaming with fellow running back Terrell Edwards-Maye to both go over 100 yards in the same game) and a touchdown in the win over SMU...Despite sharing time with Marshall, Ward earned MVP honors in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl win over Ohio by rushing for 75 yards and two touchdowns on only 10 carries.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008): Redshirted.
Prior to Marshall: The No. 17 running back in the country according to ESPN.com...Rated as the nation's No. 24 running back prospect and Georgia's No. 36 overall prospect by Rivals.com...Scout.com ranked him as a three-star recruit and the No. 54 running back in the nation...After rushing for 970 yards and seven touchdowns on 129 carries (7.5-yard average) as a sophomore, he followed up with 1,379 yards (9.2-yard average) and 15 touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 181 yards and another touchdown...Named as one of the players in the Street and Smith Magazine Top 300 prospects in the 2008 class and was a Clayton County Super 11 Selection in both the 2006 and 2007 season...A finalist for the ESPN All-American Game and was named First-Team All-Crescent Conference...Chose Marshall over Louisville, Purdue, and Georgia.