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|Born:||May 27, 1948|
|Died:||December 4, 2012 (aged 64)|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||258 lb (117 kg)|
|High school:||Will Rogers|
|NFL Draft:||1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · 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.