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Team

Derrick Ward
RB #32
Height:
5-11
Weight:
240
College:
Ottawa (Kans.)
Experience:
8
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 93 551 5.9 2,628 4.8 28.3 12 51 129 23.4 18 2 4
2011 HOU 12 45 3.8 154 3.4 12.8 2 15 11 24.4 0 0 0
2010 HOU 16 50 3.1 315 6.3 19.7 4 38T 17 34 3 0 0
2009 TB 14 114 8.1 409 3.6 29.2 1 28 13 11.4 3 0 0
2008 NYG 16 182 11.4 1,025 5.6 64.1 2 51 53 29.1 8 1 2
2007 NYG 8 125 15.6 602 4.8 75.3 3 44 28 22.4 4 1 2
2006 NYG 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 NYG 14 35 2.5 123 3.5 8.8 0 12 7 20 0 0 0
2004 NYG 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 93 96 787 8.2 8.5 48 3 4 1 30 0
2011 HOU 12 0 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2010 HOU 16 7 61 8.7 3.8 12 0 0 0 2 0
2009 TB 14 20 150 7.5 10.7 38 2 1 0 7 0
2008 NYG 16 41 384 9.4 24 48 0 3 1 14 0
2007 NYG 8 26 179 6.9 22.4 17 1 0 0 7 0
2006 NYG 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 NYG 14 2 13 6.5 0.9 8 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NYG 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 93 22 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 HOU 12 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 TB 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NYG 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 NYG 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NYG 8 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 NYG 14 8 6 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 NYG 5 8 8 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 93 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 HOU 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2010 HOU 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2009 TB 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2008 NYG 16 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2007 NYG 8 2 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2006 NYG 8 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2005 NYG 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 NYG 5 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 93 40 923 23.1 92 1 29 2 0 2
2011 HOU 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 TB 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 NYG 16 1 21 21 21 0 1 0 0 0
2007 NYG 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NYG 8 23 466 20.3 36 0 16 0 0 1
2005 NYG 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 NYG 5 16 436 27.3 92 1 12 2 0 1

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the New York Jets in the seventh round (235th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft...Signed by Jets on July 29, 2004...Released by Jets on Sept. 5, 2004...Re-signed by Jets to practice squad on Sept. 6, 2004...Signed by New York Giants off Jets practice squad on Oct. 13, 2004...Placed on reserve/injured list on Dec. 5, 2005...Re-signed by Giants on May 29, 2007...Re-signed by Giants on March 14, 2009...Signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers as unrestricted free agent on March 3, 2009...Released by Buccaneers on Aug. 31, 2010...Signed by Houston Texans on Sept. 4, 2010...Re-signed by Texans on March 3, 2011.

CAREER:
• Joined the Texans as a free agent prior to Week 1
• Has rushed for 2,474 yards on 506 attempts and has scored 10 touchdowns
• Has caught 96 career passes for 787 yards with three scores
• Has some experience returning kicks with 40 career returns for 923 yards, including a 92-yard touchdown.

2010 (Houston 16/0):
• Played in all 16 games with 50 carries for 315 yards (6.3 yards per carry) and four touchdowns and caught  seven passes for 61 yards
• Rushed 12 times for 80 yards including a 33-yard touchdown at Oakland (10/3)
• Had a one-yard touchdown run and caught one pass for 12 yards vs. the New York Giants (10/10)
• Had three carries for 58 yards including a 38-yard third quarter touchdown vs. Kansas City (10/17)
• Rushed for 47 yards on seven attempts vs. Tennessee (11/28)
• Had six carries for 15 yards and one reception for 11 yards at Tennessee (12/19)
• Carried four times for 63 yards including a 35-yard touchdown vs. Jacksonville (1/2)


TRANSACTIONS:
• Selected by the New York Jets in the seventh round (235th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft
• Signed by Jets on July 29, 2004
• Released by Jets on September 5, 2004
• Re-signed by Jets to practice squad on September 6, 2004
• Signed by New York Giants off Jets practice squad on October 13, 2004
• Placed on reserve/injured list on December 5, 2005
• Re-signed by Giants on May 29, 2007
• Re-signed by Giants on March 14, 2009
• Signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers as unrestricted free agent on March 3, 2009
• Released by Buccaneers on August 31, 2010
• Signed by Houston Texans on September 4, 2010.

CAREER:
• Joined the Texans as a free agent prior to Week 1
• Has rushed for 2,474 yards on 506 attempts and has scored 10 touchdowns
• Has caught 96 career passes for 787 yards with three scores
• Has some experience returning kicks with 40 career returns for 923 yards, including a 92-yard touchdown.

2010 (Houston 16/0):
• Played in all 16 games with 50 carries for 315 yards (6.3 yards per carry) and four touchdowns and caught  seven passes for 61 yards
• Rushed 12 times for 80 yards including a 33-yard touchdown at Oakland (10/3)
• Had a one-yard touchdown run and caught one pass for 12 yards vs. the New York Giants (10/10)
• Had three carries for 58 yards including a 38-yard third quarter touchdown vs. Kansas City (10/17)
• Rushed for 47 yards on seven attempts vs. Tennessee (11/28)
• Had six carries for 15 yards and one reception for 11 yards at Tennessee (12/19)
• Carried four times for 63 yards including a 35-yard touchdown vs. Jacksonville (1/2)

2009 (Tampa Bay 14/1):
• Appeared in 14 games with one start in his lone season as a Buccaneer
• Ran 114 times for 409 yards (3.6 average) with one touchdown
• Caught 20 passes for 150 yards and two scores
• Rushed for 62 yards on 12 carries, including a one-yard touchdown run, in Buccaneer debut against Dallas (9/13)
• Gained 67 yards on 19 carries, both season highs, to go along with a six-yard touchdown reception at Seattle (12/20)

2008 (NY Giants 16/3):
• Played in all 16 games with three starts
• Rushed 182 times for a career-high 1,025 yards with two touchdowns
• Caught 41 passes for 384 yards and had one kick return for 21 yards
• Carried 10 times for 101 yards at Cleveland (10/13)
• Started at Arizona (11/23) and ran for 69 yards on 20 attempts with one touchdown
• Started at Dallas (12/14) and ran for 64 yards on 14 carries
• Rushed for a career-best 215 yards on 15 carries, including a career-long 51 yarder, vs. Carolina (12/21)
• Started in the season finale at Minnesota (12/28) and gained 77 yards on 15 carries
• Carried 12 times for 46 yards vs. Philadelphia in the NFC Divisional Playoff (1/11/09)

2007 (NY Giants 8/5):
• Played in eight games with five starts for the World Champion Giants and gained 602 yards on 125 carries with a career-high two touchdowns
• Caught 26 passes for 179 yards and a score
• Ran for 89 yards on 13 carries in the season opener at Dallas (9/9)
• Made his first career start the following week vs. Green Bay (9/16) and gained 90 yards on 15 carries
• Started and ran for 94 yards on 26 carries at Washington (9/23)
• Picked up 80 yards on 15 carries vs. Philadelphia (9/30)
• Scored his first career touchdown in a start vs. the New York Jets (10/7) when he scored from eight yards out in the second quarter
• Scored on a nine-yard run at Atlanta (10/15)
• Recorded his first career 100-yard game when he ran for 154 yards on 24 carries with one touchdown at Chicago (12/2)

2006 (NY Giants 8/0):
• Played in eight games and did not record any rushing or receiving statistics
• Returned 23 kickoffs for 466 yards (20.3 average)
• Recorded three tackles and recovered one fumble in special teams duty

2005 (NY Giants 14/0):
• Saw action in 14 games
• Carried the ball 35 times for 123 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards
• Carried 13 times for 42 yards, both season highs, vs. Washington (10/30)

2004 (NY Giants 5/0):
• Played in five games as a rookie, primarily seeing action on special teams
• Spent the first half of the season on the New York Jets practice squad before signing with the Giants (10/13)
• Returned 16 kickoffs for 436 yards (27.3 average)
• Made his NFL debut at Arizona (11/14) and returned one kick for 28 yards
• Had a 92-yard return for touchdown at Washington (12/5).

COLLEGE:
• Transferred to Ottawa University in Kansas for his final year in 2003, where he set NAIA single-season records with 2,061 rushing yards, 28 touchdowns and 7.8 yards per carry on 263 attempts
• Gained 1,091 yards with 11 touchdowns on 197 carries (5.5 avg.) and caught three passes for 49 yards in 20 games at Fresno State
• Earned Freshman All-America honors at Fresno State in 1999

PERSONAL: 
• Attended Valley View (Moreno Valley, Calif.) High where he was named the Sun Belt League Offensive MVP
• Cousin, J.R. Redmond, was an All-America running back at Arizona State and played for the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots
• Son of Terrie and Derrick Ward
• Has one sister, Tamika.

Related Videos

  • Ward rushes for score at Tampa

    (00:22) Posted Nov 13, 2011

    Running back Derrick Ward gave the Texans a commanding lead with a short rushing TD in the win against his former team.

  • Ward finds end zone

    (00:38) Posted Sep 11, 2011

    Veteran running back Derrick Ward rushed into the end zone in the first half of the Texans' Week 1 win against the Colts.

  • Ward scores touchdown at 49ers

    (0:21) Posted Aug 27, 2011

    Texans running back Derrick Ward leaped through the 49ers' defense for a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

  • Ward speeds to end zone vs. Jags

    (00:00:46:28) Posted Jan 2, 2011

    Running back Derrick Ward turned on the jets on his way to a 35-yard score against the Jaguars in the first half.