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  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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.