WKU FOOTBALL | Ward to miss remainder of 2016 season

09/30/2016 02:58 PM

Senior defensive back Marcus Ward had a successful knee operation on Tuesday after leading the Alabama game on September 10. and will miss the rest of the 2016-17 season.

The Birmingham-native was voted in as a team captain by his teammates this season and has had 31 career starts since first playing as a true freshman. He got his first start against Kentucky in Nashville.

The 6-foot-3 senior tallied 139 tackles (91 solo) with 9.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions during his career on the hill.

Just this week Ward was named a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy that honors the top college football student-athletes on being a significant contributor and a strong leader. Ward was an All-Academic Team member last year and earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from WKU last year.

Ward is the second impact player the Hilltoppers will have to finish the season without- RB De’Andre Ferby has a shoulder injury.

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey Gough joined cn2 in August 2016 as a reporter for cn2 Sports. Before that, Lyndsey was a multimedia journalist, reporter, anchor and producer at WBKO-TV in Bowling Green, KY covering both news and sports. Lyndsey graduated from the University of Kentucky in May of 2015 after covering the Cats for 3 years for print, radio, and television for various outlets. She is excited to finally be covering sports full-time again here in the Bluegrass. You can follow Lyndsey on Twitter @lgough_cn2 and send story ideas her way.


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