Enters the fall in a second-team position at linebacker... missed all of spring practice due to surgery to correct a back injury... should be healthy for his senior season this fall... a December 2005 graduate with a degree in communications studies... will complete his Masters of Liberal Arts in May 2007... a member of the Mountain West Conference Academic All-Conference Team... has been slowed by injuries but still places 15th among active TCU players with seven career starts.
A back injury limited him to special teams duty... was still able to letter... recorded a tackle in the 33-6 win over Colorado State (Nov. 5) which gave TCU its first outright conference championship since 1958.
Played nine games, starting seven... did not play against SMU or Tulane due to injuries... ranked fifth on the squad with 45 tackles, including 22 solo stops... made his first collegiate start in the season opener against Northwestern and responded with a team-high 12 tackles... also had 12 tackles and a fumble recovery versus Houston.
Sat out the season per NCAA rules following his transfer from the University of Colorado.
Played in 10 games as a true freshman for Colorado earning a letter... was in on a pair of tackles... enrolled in classes in Boulder in January of 2002 and went through spring drills with the Buffs.
Lettered four years in football at Evangel Academy, with those teams going a combined 54-4 under coach Johnny Booty... his senior (14-1), sophomore (15-0) and freshman (15-0) teams all won state championships, with his junior squad going 10-3 and advancing to the state quarterfinals... also lettered four years as a forward in soccer... earned Prep Football Report and SuperPrep all-Southwest honors, with Rivals.com ranking him as the No. 24 inside linebacker in the nation... made the first team of the Louisiana Super Dozen, and also garnered first team all-state, all-district and all-city honors... was the city MVP... was an all-district selection as a junior at outside linebacker... as a senior, he was in on 90 tackles, including 24 for losses and 14 quarterback sacks, with an interception and a blocked kick... owned a 3.7 GPA in high school and was an honor roll student.
Andrew Carlton Ward was born February 12, 1983... parents are Reid and Paula Ward... is a communications major at TCU and is scheduled to graduate in December.