Six members of the Iowa Hawkeyes visited patients at the Tampa General Hospital on Saturday.
2015 Honors - - Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2015 - - Saw action in 31-14 win over Illinois State, but had no statistics as defense allowed 35 net rushing yards and 231 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 31-17 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 win over Pitt, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 55 net rushing yards and 282 yards total offense . . . saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas, recording career-best three solo tackles, including one tackle for loss . . . saw action on special teams in 10-6 win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 29-20 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 46 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 40-10 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 51 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-15 win over Maryland, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 35-27 win at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 40-35 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 40-20 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-20 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 16-13 loss to Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, but had no statistics.
2014 - - Did not see action in first half of season due to injury . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense.
2013 - - Redshirted after joining program as a walk-on.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-conference and all-area honors as a senior . . . Career - - Helped prep team advance to state playoffs as a junior and senior . . . recorded 82 tackles as a senior . . . returned one of two interceptions for a touchdown and recovered two fumbles . . . also had eight punt returns for 112 yards . . . recorded 88 tackles as a junior, along with two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries . . . two-year football letterman who also lettered three years in track (400-meters).
Personal - - Born 12/12/94 . . . open major . . . member of National Honor Society and High Honor Roll as a prep . . . earned academic all-state honors . . . parents are Laurel and Brian Ward . . . his father, Brian, played college football at Illinois . . . brother of Iowa OL Ryan Ward . . . one of three sets of brothers on the Iowa roster . . . one of three players from Homer Glen on the Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as TE Nate Vejvoda and OL Ryan Ward . . . high school coach was Mark Coglianese.
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