D.J.

Ward

D.J.WardZoom

#87

Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 260
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Moore, Okla.
High School: Southmoore HS

Bio

Season GP-GS UT AT Total TFL Sacks INT FF FR PBU
2014 6-0 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 1
2015 13-0 10 4 14 1.0-5 1.0-5 0 0 1-8 0
2016 12-4 15 13 28 1.0-4 1.0-4 0 0 0 0
2017 14-14 23 13 36 7.5-42 4.5-38 0 0 0 1
Career 45-18 51 32 83 9.5-51 6.5-47 0 0 1-8 2

2017
A second-team All-Big 12 selection by league's coaches ... winner of OU's Don Key Award ... started all 14 games ... tied for second on team with 7.5 tackles for loss and ranked third with 4.5 sacks ... made three tackles (one for loss) against TCU in Big 12 Championship Game (12/2) ... matched season high with five tackles against TCU (11/11) ... posted four tackles (one sack) at Oklahoma State (11/4) ... had four tackles (one sack) against Texas Tech (10/28) ... set season high with five tackles (a career-high 2.0 for loss and a sack) against Texas (10/14) ... posted four tackles (two assisted sacks) at Baylor (9/23) ... recorded four tackles at Ohio State (9/9).

2016
Played in 12 games and made four starts ... finished with 28 tackles ... led team with career-high seven tackles (six solo) at Iowa State (11/3) and logged six tackles next game vs. Baylor (11/12) ... registered lone sack of year vs. Kansas (10/29) ... made first career start against ULM (9/10) in second game of season ... missed TCU contest (10/1) due to injury.

2015
Played in all 13 games ... set career high with four tackles in Orange Bowl against Clemson (12/31) ... had one stop at Oklahoma State (11/28) ... made one tackle against TCU (11/21) ... recorded two tackles at Baylor (11/14) ... recorded one tackle against Iowa State (11/7) ... made first sack of career at Kansas State (10/17) ... recovered first fumble of career and had two tackles against West Virginia (10/3) ... tallied two tackles against Akron (9/5).

2014
Played in six of 13 games, including appearances in first three contests of season ... saw playing time against Kansas (11/22) and Baylor (11/8) ... matched career high with two tackles and added a pass breakup at Iowa State (11/1) ... set career high with two tackles against Tennessee (9/13) ... made one tackle in Sooners debut against Louisiana Tech (8/30).

2013
Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN, Scout, PrepStar and 247Sports ... ranked in ESPNU Top 150 ... 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... sat out senior season due to transfer restrictions ... posted 75 tackles, 11 sacks, nine forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a junior ... No. 1 player in Oklahoma by ESPN and Rivals and No. 2 by 247Sports ... No. 11 defensive end in country by Scout, No. 12 by ESPN and No. 13 by 247Sports ... also offered by Arizona, Auburn, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.

PERSONAL
Graduated with a degree in arts and sciences.

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