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Clarence Ward
1  Clarence Ward

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Marque, Texas

High School:
La Marque

Last College:
Santa Rosa JC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L

Clarence Ward Photo Gallery From the 2008 Season

2008 (JUNIOR): Compiled 31 tackles over 12 games ... started the last seven contests (four at left corner, three at right corner) ... posted 1.5 tackles for losses, two interceptions and four pass break-ups ... credited with his season-best five stops versus Rice and at East Carolina ... had a tackle for loss and a deflection against the Owls ... had three tackles in four games (at Buffalo, at Southern Miss, versus Tulane, at Tulsa) ... picked off passes at Southern Miss and at Louisiana-Lafayette ... registered a half-sack at Tulsa.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Spent the 2007 season at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he earned All-Conference honors and was the No. 1 kick returner in the state of California ... registered 378 yards on 12 returns (31.5 avg.), including two TDs ... also had 48 tackles, three interceptions, three blocked field goals, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 2007 ... originally signed with Florida State out of high school ... transferred to Texas Tech after suffering an injury, and sat out 2006 as a redshirt before opting to continue his career at Santa Rosa JC ... rated the No. 6 safety in the country and a four-star recruit by Rivals.com out of Pensacola [Fla.] High School ... was the 12th-best player in the state of Florida according to Rivals.com ... participated in the CaliFlorida Bowl and was the defensive MVP for Team Florida ... earned three high school varsity letters between Pensacola High and La Marque [Texas] High ... garnered first-team All-State accolades as a junior on a state championship team ... cites his biggest thrill in sports as tipping the ball out of the end zone to clinch the crown ... capped off his prep career with stellar senior season, recording 61 tackles, three interceptions and a touchdown on a kickoff return.

PERSONAL: His mom, Debra, works in the postal service ... has two sisters ... full name is Clarence Albert Ward ... born 2/8/87 (Frankfurt, Germany) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.