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Dedric Ward
Wide receiver
Jersey #(s)
89, 87
Born September 29, 1974 (1974-09-29) (age 35)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Career information
Year(s) 19972004
NFL Draft 1997 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
College Northern Iowa
Professional teams
Career stats
Receptions 167
Receiving yards 2,307
Touchdowns 12
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

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. After he was fired by the Cardinals, he was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to be an offensive quality control coach for the 2009 season. He was later fired by the Chiefs, and replaced by former NFL fullback Richie Anderson.



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