2004: A redshirt freshman, Jeff Ward stands third on the Bears' depth chart at tight end heading into the 2004 season behind Marcus Venus and another redshirt freshman, Mike Miller.
2003: Joined the program as a walk-on and sat out the year as a redshirt ... Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Tomball, High School, Tomball, Texas ... First-team all-district offensive lineman as a senior ... Also a member of the Cougars' track team ... Finished third at the 2003 district meet in the discus with a throw of 151-6 ... Graduated in the Top 25 percent of his senior class ... Coached by Pat Patterson at the District 16-5A school.
Personal: The son of Patsy Ward, Jeffrey Allen Ward was born Jan. 13, 1985, in Victoria, Texas ... Mechanical engineering major.