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 is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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