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Johnny Ward
Player Profile:
Johnny Ward 1082037
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 165
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Moultrie, Ga.
High School: Colquitt County HS
Experience: High School


Tackles                        7, vs. East Carolina (10/11/14)
Sacks                           1, vs. WKU, Miami Beach Bowl (12/21/15)
TFL                               1, 4X, last at Cincinnati (10/1/16)
FR                                 1, twice, last vs. Maryland (9/6/14)
FF                                  1, at UCF (11/29/13)
INT                                1, 4X, last at Cincinnati (10/1/16))

2017: One of 10 USF football players to graduate in the spring.

2016: Appeared in all 13 games with six starts…totaled 32 tackles, four off his career high set in 2014…posted a tackle for loss, an interception and two pass breakups… returned an interception 11 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter against Cincinnati (10/1)… made a season-high five tackles against No. 13 FSU (9/24).

2015: Appeared in 12 of 13 games, including two starts…totaled 31 tackles, a sack and one pass break-up…made his first start of the season, making two tackles in a 51-3 rout of FAMU (9/5)…also started and tallied a season-high four tackles and a career-high tying one pass break-up in the contest at No.11/8 Florida St. (9/12)...slowed by injuries much of the middle of the season...posted four tackles and his first career sack in the Miami Beach Bowl (12/21).

2014: Ward started seven games and played in 10….slowed by an ankle injury late in the year…posted 36 tackles (27 solo), 1.0 tackles for loss, three pass break-ups and a recovered fumble…tied for the team lead with two interceptions…had a season high seven tackles and an interception vs. No. 19 ECU (10/11)…picked off a pass and recovered a fumble to go with three tackles vs. Maryland (9/6)…had six tackles vs. Western Carolina (8/30) and at Wisconsin (9/27)…posted five tackles vs. UCF (11/28)…recorded a tackle in every game he played.… lettered.

2013: Ward appeared in all 12 games and started three in his true-freshman season...posted 32 tackles with two tackles for loss and one interception...led the team with five pass break-ups and added a forced fumble and one fumble recovery...made his first career start in the dime package at Houston (10/31) and logged a season high seven tackles with one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery...also had starts vs. SMU (11/23) and at Rutgers (12/7)...had six tackles vs. No. 15 Miami (9/28)...had four tackles at Michigan State (9/7) and four tackles and a forced fumble at No. 17 UCF (11/29)...grabbed USF's first interception of the season in the opener vs. McNeese State (8/31)...posted a tackle in 10 of 12 games.

COLQUITT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Rush Propst at Colquitt County ... an all-state and all-region selection ... tallied 145 tackles, seven sacks, two INTs and nine PBU over his final two prep seasons ... an honorable mention 6A all-state selection as a senior ... named first-team all-region ... posted 81 tackles, six sacks, five TFL, an INT, four PBU, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... helped Colquitt County to a 10-4 record and a trip to the state semifinals ... tallied 64 tackls, a sack, an INT, five PBU, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries as a junior ... helped the Packers to an 11-3 record and a berth in the state semifinals.

PERSONAL: Born in Moultrie, Ga. ... raised by Brandy Roberts.

 Johnny Ward - Career Statistics
2013 12-3 17 15 32 2.0-6 0 1 5 1 1
2014 10-7 27 9 36 1.0-2 0 2 3 0 1
2015 12-2 22 9 27 1.0-7 1-7 0 1 0 0
2016 13-6 19 13 32 1.0-4 0 1 2 0 0
TOTAL 47-18 85 46 127 5.0-19 1-7 4 11 1 2


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