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Greg Ward Jr.
Greg  Ward Jr.

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tyler, Texas

High School:
John Tyler HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
QB


• 2016 Team Captain
• 2016 American Athletic Conference Second Team
• 2016 Davey O’Brien National QB Award Semifinalist
• Davey O’Brien ‘Great 8’ Performance List (Oct. 3, 2016)
• Manning Award Star of the Week (Oct. 3, 2016)
• American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 3, 2016)
• American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 19, 2016)
• Davey O’Brien ‘Great 8’ Performance List (Sept. 7, 2016)
• American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 5, 2016)
• 2016 Lombardi Award Watch List
• 2016 Earl Campbell Award Watch List
• 2016 Manning Award Watch List
• 2016 Johnny Unitas Award Watch List
• 2016 Walter Camp Award Watch List
• 2016 Davey O’Brien Award Watch List
• 2016 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
• 2016 Maxwell Award Watch List
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason All-American Fourth Team
• 2016 Manning Passing Academy Staff
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC First Team
• 2015 Earl Campbell Award Winner
• 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Offensive MVP
• 2015 Phil Steele’s AAC Third Team
• 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship MVP
• 2015 Earl Campbell Award Finalist
• 2015 American Athletic Conference Second Team
• 2015 Manning Award Finalist
• 2015 Earl Campbell Award Semifinalist
• 2015 Earl Campbell Award Player of the Week (Dec. 1, 2015)
• Manning Award Star of the Week (Nov. 30, 2015)
• American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (Nov. 30, 2015)
• 2015 Davey O’Brien National QB Award Semifinalist
• 2015 Maxwell Award Semifinalist
• American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 19, 2015)
• 2015 Maxwell Award Watch List
• 2015 Manning Award Watch List
• American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 12, 2015)
• Davey O’Brien ‘Great 8’ Performance List (Oct. 5, 2015)
• Manning Award Star of the Week (Oct. 5, 2015)
• American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 5, 2015)
• Manning Award Quarterback of the Week (Oct. 1, 2015)
• Manning Award Star of the Week (Sept. 28, 2015)
• American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 28, 2015)
• American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 14, 2015)
• Manning Award Star of the Week (Sept. 14, 2015)
• American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 7, 2015)
• 2015 Earl Campbell Award Watch List
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC Fourth Team
• American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 8, 2014)
• American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 20, 2014)
• American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 13, 2014)

2016: Started all 11 games at quarterback he appeared in this season ... led the league in passing with 3,328 yards despite missing Houston’s second game of the year vs. Lamar ... also led The American in total offense with an average of 349.6 yards per game ... was third in the league with 22 passing touchdowns and seventh with nine rushing touchdowns ... finished the year as the only player nationally to average over 300 yards passing (302.5) and over 45 yards rushing (47.1) per game ... ranks third nationally (over last two seasons) with 13 games with both passing and rushing touchdowns in the same game ... threw for his first career 400+ yard game, talling 487 yards on a 47-of-67 effort with four touchdowns at Memphis (Nov. 25) ... also rushed for 65 yards on 16 carries vs. the Tigers ... led the Cougars with two passing touchdowns in a 25-for-44 passing effort for 233 yards, while rushing for 24 yards on 15 attempts in a home win vs. No. 3 Louisville (Nov. 17) ... tallied his 38th career rushing touchdown in a home win vs. Tulane (Nov. 12) ... went 18-for-30 for 189 passing yards and two touchdowns vs. the Green Wave ... finished 26-of-37 for 240 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 15 yards on 17 carries and two scores to lead Houston to a home win over UCF (Oct. 29) ... was 21-of-33 for 241 passing yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for three yards on 17 attempts in a road loss at SMU (Oct. 22) ... led Houston to a home win over Tulsa (Oct. 15) with 142 rushing yards on 25 attempts and a 26-of-34 throwing effort with 254 yards ... winning streak was snapped in a loss at Navy (Oct. 8), where he threw for 359 yards on a 32-of-50 effort with three touchdowns ... also ran for a score on 17 carries and 94 yards ... notched his 18th straight win as a starting quarterback after passing for 389 yards on a 32-of-38 performance with three touchdowns, while rushing for 65 yards and two scores on 12 attempts in a home win vs. UConn (Sept. 29) ... passed for 289 yards on a 20-for-26 effort and two touchdowns and had seven rushes for 39 yards and a score all in a road win at Texas State (Sept. 24) .. threw for 326 yards on a 24-of-36 effort with one touchdown and rushing for 73 yards on 26 attempts and two scores in a road win at Cincinnati (Sept. 15) ... Houston to a season-opening win over No. 3 Oklahoma (Sept. 3) ... finished 23-of-40 for 321 passing yards and two touchdowns … also had 18 rushing attempts.

2015: Started 13 games at quarterback for the Cougars while appearing in 14 ... claimed the Earl Campbell Award, presented annually to the top player from the state of Texas ... Manning Award finalist ... became the first Houston quarterback to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season, finishing with 1,108 yards ... finished fifth nationally and set the Houston single-season record for rushing touchdowns with 21 ... ranked ninth nationally in completion percentage ... threw just six interceptions, ranking seventh nationally among quarterbacks with at least 300 attempts ... joined by Clemson’s Deshaun Watson as the only quarterbacks to rush for over 1,000 yards and pass for over 2,000 yards ... broke 14 Houston or American Conference records throughout the season while tying three others ... was eighth nationally with 16 rushing attempts of at least 20 yards and nine rushing attempts of at least 30 yards ... the 16 rushing attempts of at least 20 yards led all quarterbacks nationally and all players in The American, regardless of position ... finished seventh nationally in scoring among non-kickers with 126 points ... moved up to fourth on the Houston career rushing touchdowns chart by the end of the season, just two away from third and 10 away from the Houston career record ... named the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Offensive MVP after rushing for 67 yards and two touchdowns while passing for 238 yards and a touchdown ... moved to 19-2 as a starter with the win over Florida State, the best career winning percentage (.905) in Houston history ... led the Cougars with 88 yards passing and 148 yards rushing in the American Championship game against Temple while eclipsing the 1,000-yard rushing mark ... passed for a season-high 308 yards on a 26-for-35 effort with no interceptions and three touchdowns in win over Navy ... also rushed for 83 yards on 14 attempts and a score vs. Midshipmen ... injured in first half vs. Memphis, missing the remainder of the game and all but the last series at UConn ... had two passing touchdowns on a 16-for-24 passing effort for 161 yards, while also rushing for 119 yards on 16 attempts in win over Cincinnati ... passed for 221 yards and a touchdown on a 15-of-23 effort, while rushing for a score on 19 attempts and 33 yards in shutout win over Vanderbilt ... totaled 210 passing yards (16-23) for a touchdown, including a season-long 67-yard pass, while rushing for a score on 10 attempts for 46 yards in win at UCF ... recorded the third-longest streak of games with at least three rushing touchdowns over the last 10 years with three rushing scores at Tulane ... totaled 77 rushign yards on 14 carries in the win at Tulane while passing for 222 yards and one touchdown ... broke the single-season rushing touchdown record by a Houston QB with 11 after finishing with a Houston single-game record four rushing touchdowns in the win over SMU ... added 82 yards on the ground on 14 carries, while passing for 243 yards on a 16-of-18 mark vs. Mustangs ... broke the single-game Houston rushing yards record for a quarterback with his 182 yards on 20 carries in win at Tulsa ... racked up a career-best three rushing touchdowns to lead the offense vs. Golden Hurricane ... also at Tulsa, tallied his fourth straight 200+ yard passing game with 273 yards on a 22-of-38 effort with no interceptions ... notched third straight game with 200+ passing yards...Had 274 yards of passing on 17-21 for four touchdowns in win over Texas State ... also rushed for two scores on 10 attempts for 91 yards vs. Bobcats ... tallied 236 yards and three passing touchdowns on a 23-for-33 effort in a win at Louisville ... also rushed for 98 yards on 21 carries vs. the Cardinals ... became the eighth quarterback in Houston history to top 100 yards rushing and 100 yards passing in the same game during the season opener against Tennesee Tech ... rushed for a career high 107 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns while also throwing for 275 yards on 21-of-28 passing and a touchdown.

2014: Started the final eight games as Houston’s quarterback ... 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 No. 9 nationally ... rushed for six scores and 118 carries, totaling 573 yards ... at receiver, made 15 receptions for 139 yards ... 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 while rushing for 92 yards ... tallied one touchdown, a 36-yard catch vs. UCF ... was 27-of-45 for a career-high 360 passing yards with two passing touchdowns, including a career-long 89-yard pass, 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 ... 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 ... was 29-of-33 passing for 268 yards and two touchdowns vs. Temple ...  finished 17-of-28 for 188 passing yards and a touchdown with 95 rushing yards including a 64-yard scoring run in his first career start at quarterback at Memphis ... notched two touchdowns in win over Grambling, a rushing and receiving TD ... made his first career start for the Cougars, at receiver, in the 2014 season opener vs. UTSA ... finished with five receptions for 21 yards.

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 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 ... 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.

Personal: Majoring in Kinesiology.

Greg Ward Jr.'s Career Bests
Pass Attempts:
67, at Memphis (2016)
Pass Completions:
47, at Memphis (2016)
Passing Yards:
487, at Memphis (2016)
Passing Touchdowns:
4, twice, last at Memphis (2016)
Long Pass:
89, at Cincinnati (2014)
Rushing Attempts:
26, at Cincinnati (2016)
Rushing Yards:
182, at Tulsa (2015)
Rushing Touchdowns:
4, SMU (2015)
Long Rush:
64, at Memphis (2014)
Receptions:
5, 2x, last vs. UTSA (2014)
Receiving Yards:
42, Cincinnati (2013)
Receiving Touchdowns:
1, SMU (2013)
Long Reception:
29, Cincinnati (2013)

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