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Alright, so that isn't a photo of Ward.
The four-year varsity guard and defensive lineman (yes, he played both sides) was the first jersey to be retired at Byrd Stadium, and was part of what many would call Maryland's golden years as a football school.
During his career, Ward and the Terps won two bowl games and a national championship.
After school Ward decided to coach rather than continue to play football. For 22 years he served mostly as an assistant at various schools, and even coached current skipper Ralph Friedgen.
Ward's coaching career was capped off by two seasons at the helm of UMD's team. His overall record was 2-17.
Presumably for his skills as a player, Ward was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.