John Ward
No. 72, 73
Defensive end,
Personal information
Born:(1948-05-27)May 27, 1948
Enid, Oklahoma
Died:December 4, 2012(2012-12-04) (aged 64)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Will Rogers
(Tulsa, Oklahoma)
College:Oklahoma State
NFL Draft:1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:78
Games started:16
Player stats at · PFR

John Henry Ward (May 27, 1948 – December 4, 2012) was a National Football League center, defensive end and guard 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]