Greg Ward Jr.
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC Fourth Team
2014: Started the final eight games as Houston’s quarterback, including the Armed Forces Bowl against Pittsburgh ... started the first five games as Houston’s starting receiver ... at quarterback, passed for 12 touchdowns on 2,010 yards - a passing percentage of 67.3, good for a Top 10 nationally-ranked finish ... rushed for six scores and 118 carries, totaling 573 yards ... at receiver, made 15 receptions for 139 yards for 9.3 yards per catch ... led the Cougars to a comeback win over Pittsburgh in the Armed Forces Bowl ... was 15-of-24 for 274 yards and three passing touchdowns in the win ... rushed for 92 yards on 14 carries vs. Pitt ... tallied one touchdown, a 36-yard catch vs. UCF ... had a career-long pass of 89 yards at Cincinnati for a touchdown ... was 27-of-45 for a career-high 360 passing yards with two passing touchdowns at Cincinnati ... added a rushing touchdown on 11 carries and 84 yards vs. Bearcats ... rushed for three touchdowns on 14 carries and 93 yards in win at SMU ... also passed for 144 yards on a 17-28-1 effort ... was 16-of-21 for 227 passing yards and a touchdown in win over Tulsa ... recorded a 31-of-45 passing effort for 342 yards and two touchdowns vs. Tulane ... also rushed for 59 yards on a career-high 18 attempts ... was 3-0 in his first three starts at quarterback ... was 15-of-19 for 89 passing yards and a score at USF ... recorded second straight win as starting QB vs. Temple ... was 29-of-33 passing for 268 yards and two touchdowns ... also ran for 44 yards on 13 carries ... finished 17-of-28 for 188 passing yards and a touchdown at Memphis ... also rushed for 95 yards on a team-leading 17 carries and a score ... tallied nine carries for nine yards vs. UCF... rushed for 26 yards on one carry and led Houston with 39 yards receiving on four receptions vs. UNLV ... had three catches for 24 yards at BYU ... notched two touchdowns in win over Grambling, a rushing and receiving TD ... finished with 84 all-purpose yards and had three punt returns for 43 yards ... made his first career start for the Cougars, at receiver, in the 2014 season opener vs. UTSA ... finished with five receptions for 21 yards, the longest marked at 11 yards ... also was credited with returning one punt.
2013: Backup quarterback who also played receiver and saw time as Houston's punt returner late in the year ... made his debut in the third game of the season vs. Rice ... connected on all three pass attempts for a total of 48 yards vs. Rice while picking up 80 yards on the ground off nine rushing attempts ... had 40 yards of total offense vs. UTSA and scored first career touchdown on a six-yard run ... threw his first career passing touchdown against BYU as he hit Xavier Maxwell for a career-long 69-yard scoring strike ... had his second rushing touchdown at Rutgers as he finished the game with 91 rushing yards off 11 attempts including a two-yard run ... made his first career reception vs. Louisville as he pulled in a seven-yard gain for a UH first down ... had three receptions for 42 yards including a 29-yard reception vs. Cincinnati ... also was 5-of-9 for 74 yards at QB in the game ... hauled in his first career receiving touchdown against SMU as he made a leaping 19-yard grab in the back of the end zone en route to five receptions for 48 yards vs. the Mustangs.
High School: Three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports ... No. 3 quarterback in the state of Texas by Dave Campbell ... No. 60 player in the state of Texas by Rivals ... named to Dave Campbell's Second Team All-Texas team ... named to the 2013 Old Coach Class 4A All-State first team ... named Associated Press Class 4A Honorable Mention All-State ... Dave Campbell's 4A Region II Player of the Year ... led Texas' Class 4A with 4,202 passing yards and 39 touchdowns against five interceptions as a senior ... also added 861 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on 170 carries ... as a junior threw for 3,596 yards and 32 touchdowns against five interceptions while rushing 207 times for 1,212 yards and 18 touchdowns ... playing as a wide receiver as a sophomore, pulled in 53 receptions for 667 yards and eight touchdowns.
Greg Ward Jr.'s Career Bests