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)
Quarterback Hurries: 1, vs. Baylor (2015)
* Indicates most recent high
Appeared in 12 games this season while making seven starts ... started each of the first five games at safety ... ranked seventh on the team with 60 tackles ... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... registered seven tackles vs. Sam Houston State ... earned his first pass breakup of the season against UTEP ... followed with another against Arkansas to go along with three tackles ... had what was a season-high nine tackles, including half a tackle for loss against TCU ... passed that total a week later with 10 tackles against Baylor along with his first-career quarterback hurry ... saw action against Iowa State ... was thrust into extensive action against Oklahoma State following the disqualification of Jah’Shawn Johnson ... responded well with a team-high eight tackles and a pass break-up ... recorded 10 tackles, including a tackle for loss against West Virginia ... marked his second-straight season with at least 10 tackles against the Mountaineers ... posted three tackles in victory over Kansas State ... totaled two tackles in Thanksgiving victory over Texas ... finished with four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in Texas Bowl vs. LSU.
Started and played in 10 games 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)... ranked among team leaders with six tackles (three solo) and broke up a pass against Arkansas (9/13)... led 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) and one pass breakup.
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 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.
Snyder High School in Snyder, Texas... named District 5-3A Most Valuable Player ... 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:PERSONAL
Keenon Ward... born 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 Green Bay Packers (2000-2007) and New York Jets (2008)... has a younger sister, Makayla Williams... hobbies include golfing, fishing and hunting... an agricultural business major at Texas Tech.