American Football Database
American Football Database
Dedric Ward
No. 89, 87, 17     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-09-29) September 29, 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Career information
College: Northern Iowa
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
Debuted in 1997 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2004 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history

As Player

As Coach

Career highlights and awards
Receptions     167
Receiving yards     2,307
Touchdowns     12
Stats at

Dedric Lamar Ward (born September 29, 1974 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is a former American football player and coach. He played Wide Receiver, having played for the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Northern Iowa.

Ward attended and played high school football at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Playing career

Ward played in 103 regular-season games (26 starts) during his NFL career with 167 receptions for 2,307 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 123 punt returns for 1,026 yards. He retired following the 2004 season.

Coaching career

Ward first served as wide receivers coach for Missouri State in 2006. He was hired by the head coach Ken Whisenhunt and the Arizona Cardinals as offensive quality control coach on March 21, 2007. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to be an offensive quality control coach for the 2009 season.

As of the 2010 season, Ward is now back at The University of Northern Iowa coaching their wide receivers.