John Ward (American football)

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John Henry Ward
No. 72
Born:(1948-05-27)May 27, 1948
Enid, Oklahoma
Died:December 4, 2012(2012-12-04) (aged 64)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s)Lineman
CollegeOklahoma State
NFL draft1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Career history
As player
1970–1975Minnesota Vikings
1976Chicago Bears
1976Tampa Bay Buccaneers

John Henry Ward (May 27, 1948 – December 4, 2012) was a National Football League lineman who played from 1970 to 1976 for the Minnesota Vikings, the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played high school football at Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and college football for the Oklahoma State Cowboys and was the Vikings' first round pick in the 1970 NFL Draft.

Ward died of cancer on December 4, 2012.[1]

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