CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 16, vs. West Virginia (2014)
Tackles For Loss: 1 2x, at TCU (2014)*
Interceptions: 1 2x, vs. Oklahoma (2014)*
Pass Breakups: 2, vs. Baylor (2013)
* Indicates most recent high
2014 Played in 10 games (10 starts) with 67 tackles (53 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception, six pass breakups and one forced fumble... led the team in solo tackles... third on the team in pass breakups... BIG 12 RANKINGS: 19th in tackles/game (6.7)... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: recorded six tackles (all solo) and posted first interception of the season against No. 24 Oklahoma (11/15)... led team with nine tackles (seven solo) with one tackle for loss and broke up a pass at No. 10 TCU (10/25)... had a career game with 16 tackles (11 solo) with 0.5 tackles for loss and broke up a pass against West Virginia (10/11)... 16 tackles vs. WVU marked the most by a Red Raider defensive back in a game since 2003 (Ryan Aycock, 16 - vs. Colorado)... posted five tackles (all solo), broke up a pass and forced a fumble at No. 22 Kansas State (10/4)... tallied four tackles (three solo) at No. 24 Oklahoma State (9/25)... among team leaders with six tackles (three solo) and broke up a pass against Arkansas (9/13)... led the team with nine tackles (career-high) with six solo tackles at UTEP (9/6)... made season debut in season opener against Central Arkansas (8/30) with six tackles (third on team) with one pass breakup.
2013 Played in 13 games (3 starts) with 32 tackles (29 solo), one tackle for loss (1 yard), three pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble... tallied four tackles (all solo) with a pass breakup helping the Red Raiders to a 37-23 upset over No. 14 Arizona State (12/30) at the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego... made one tackle (assisted) at Texas (11/28)... had a season-high seven tackles (all solo) and broke up a season-high two passes against No. 4 Baylor (11/16) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington... made four tackles (all solo) against Kansas State (11/9) on senior day... made first career start (strong safety) and notched four tackles (all solo) with first career tackle for a loss while posting first career interception (15 yard return) against No. 12 Oklahoma State (11/2)... had one tackle (solo) at West Virginia (10/19)... had one tackle (solo) against Iowa State (10/12)... collected five tackles (three solo) with first career forced fumble in Big 12 road opener at Kansas (10/5)... made two tackles (both solo) against Texas State (9/21)... had two tackles (both solo) against Stephen F. Austin (9/7)... made career debut in season opener with one tackle (solo) at SMU (8/30).
2012 Redshirt season... Scout team member... did not play.
HIGH SCHOOL Snyder High School in Snyder, Texas... MVP District 5-3A ... First-Team All-Big Country by the Abilene Reporter-News ... First-Team Class 3A All-State by OldCoach.com ... Honorable Mention All-State 3A by the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors ... helped lead his team to the Region I Semi-Finals against Shallowater ... as a senior he connected on 58-of-177 passes for 780 yards and 11 touchdowns ... ran for 1,769 yards on 181 carries and scored 23 touchdowns ... as a junior he rushed for 1,218 yards on 155 attempts and scored 20 touchdowns ... threw for 2,410 yards and 18 touchdowns... also competed in basketball, baseball, track and golf... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Louisiana Tech... High School Coaches: Chad Rogers, Cory Mandrell and Roger White.
PERSONAL Keenon Ward... born April 24, 1994 in Snyder, Texas... son of Kevin Ward and Dessle Ware... mother, Dessle, graduated from Western Texas College and Texas Tech... father's half-brother is former NFL tight end Bubba Franks who played for the Packers (2000-2007) and Jets (2008)... has a younger sister, Makayla Williams... hobbies include golfing, fishing and hunting... a human science major at Texas Tech.