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Chad Ward
Chad Ward

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Finley, Wash.

High School:
River View High School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 335

Position:
OT/OG

Experience:
3L

Preseason Honors

  • First-Team All-American, Street and Smith's
  • Second-Team All-American, Sporting News

    Washington: A three-year starter and letterwinner ... strong and skilled player who has set several lifting records in the Husky weight room ... has played guard for his Husky career but will probably play tackle as a senior ... very effective run blocker ... part of the 1996 recruiting class, he did not enroll at Washington until January of 1997 while recovering from Achilles tendon surgery.

    1999: A second-team All-Pac-10 selection...a two-year starter at offensive guard...started all 11 regular-season games plus the Holiday Bowl in 1999 at right guard...one of three offensive linemen to start every game for the Huskies...tabbed as the John P. Angel Outstanding Offensive Lineman...helped the Huskies to finish 21st in the nation and second in the Pac-10 in rushing with an average of 189.7 yards per game.

    1998: Second-year starter continued to improve on Washington's offensive line ... started every game at strongside guard for Washington ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 ... one of two sophomores on the offensive line ... helped the Husky offensive line rank second in the Pac-10 in sacks allowed with 19.

    1997: Appeared in every game ... started the final eight games of the regular season at strongside guard when Benji Olson was moved to weakside guard ... helped Washington lead the Pac-10 in sacks allowed (24) for the second straight year ... that mark helped Washington set a single-season passing record (2,790 yards) ... named a team offensive MVP for performance vs. Arizona ... one of 10 true freshmen to play for UW ... one of six true freshmen to letter.

    High School and Personal: Born Jan. 12, 1977 ... a first-team All-American by USA Today ... a prep All-America selection by Blue Chip Illustrated ... named one of the top-five offensive linemen in the Western U.S. by that publication ... selected to the Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" team ... a prep All-American by Super Prep and listed as one of the top-10 offensive linemen in the nation by that publication ... received six votes on the Long Beach Press Telegram's "Best in the West" poll ... named to the Tacoma News Tribune's "Northwest Nuggets" team ... all-league on offensive and defensive lines as a sophomore, junior and senior ... named team's MVP as a senior ... a four-year starter on the River View basketball team ... threw the shot for the track squad, winning the district championship as a junior ... mother's name is Carol ... father, John, is an electrician ... has an older brother named Zach and an older sister named Holly ... majoring in American history and culture.

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