Will compete with Eugene Sigmund and Sean Young for the starting spot at tight end Outstanding athlete with good agility and quickness Also contributes on special teams Has played in 35 career games, starting 14 times.
2001: Played in all 11 games on the season, drawing three starts Caught five passes on the year for 34 yards Also made two tackles on special teams Made three receptions for 20 yards against New Hampshire Had a catch for eight yards at Villanova Caught a pass for six yards at Maine.
2000: Played in every game of the season at tight end, starting nine times Caught four passes on the season for 40 yards Made one reception for 30 yards at New Hampshire Caught a pass for three yards against Hofstra Had a reception for five yards against New Haven, while also recording one tackle on special teams Caught one pass for two yards against William & Mary.
1999: Played in every game of the season as a backup tight end and on special teams Started against Villanova and Maine Caught a pass for seven yards at William & Mary, while also making one tackle Recorded his first career reception at Toledo for 15 yards Made one tackle against New Hampshire.
Before UMass: Played for Mike Pettine at Central Bucks West High School Starter at tight end and defensive end in high school Led Central Bucks West to a perfect 15-0 record and the Pennsylvania state championship during his senior season His high school was ranked No. 4 in the USA Today final national rankings Excellent blocking tight end who helped his team rush for over 500 yards in the state championship game, setting a Pennsylvania state title game record Recorded 104 tackles (40 solo) with seven sacks and 11 pass breakups from his defensive end post as a senior First team All-Philadelphia Area and first team All-Suburban 1 Power 10 League selection during his senior season Second team All-League pick at defensive end as a senior Also lettered in both basketball and volleyball.
Personal: Full name is Gregory Thomas Ward Son of Thomas and Judy Ward Born December 26, 1979, in Abington, Pa. Attended the same high school as senior linebacker Corey Potter Majoring in Sociology.
Wards Receiving Statistics
Wards Career Highs
Receptions 3 vs. New Hampshire, 10/13/01 Receiving Yards 30 vs. New Hampshire, 10/28/00 Long Reception 30 vs. New Hampshire, 10/28/00 All-Purpose Yards 30 vs. New Hampshire, 10/28/00