Personal: Born Feb. 10, 1993, he is the son of Mike and Renee Ward.
High School: Ward joins the Razorbacks after being ranked the No. 5 player in the state and the 30th offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com. As a senior, Ward helped Pottsville reach the quarterfinals of the Arkansas 4A State Football Championships. The Apaches finished the season 11-1-1 with an average of 340.7 rushing yards and 43.7 points per game. Ward was part of an offensive line that blocked for two 1,000-yard rushers in 2011. After the season he played for the East in the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz., and was named to the Arkansas Super Team by the Associated Press. In 2010, Pottsville compiled a 9-4 overall mark and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Ward chose Arkansas after receiving offers from LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma State and others. He was coached at Pottsville by Kevin Keating.