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Elmer Ward
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1912-10-13)October 13, 1912
Place of birth: Willard, Utah
Date of death: March 26, 1996(1996-03-26) (aged 83)
Place of death: Ogden, Utah
Career information
College: Utah State
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 1935)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Elmer Henry "Bear" Ward (October 13, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was an American football player. Ward was born in Willard, Utah, and attended Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah. He then enrolled at Utah State Agricultural College where he played college football for the Utah State Aggies football team. He was selected by the Newspaper Enterprise Association as a first-team center on the 1934 College Football All-America Team. He also played professional football for the NFL champion Detroit Lions during the 1935 NFL season.[1] He was Utah State's first All-American athlete in any sport, and he was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.[2] He has also been inducted into the Utah State University Hall of Fame.[3]

References Edit

  1. "Elmer Ward". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/W/WardEl20.htm. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  2. "Hall of Fame Honorees". Utah Sports Hall of Fame. http://www.utahsportshalloffame.org/honorees/hall-of-fame.html. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  3. "Elmer H. "Bear" Ward". Deseret News. March 27, 1996. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/479870/DEATH--ELMER-H-BEAR-WARD.html?pg=all.

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