Meet Terron Ward
Aug. 22, 2011
During Spring Ball, we began a series of “Getting to Know” articles, and ended up with a couple extras. Once again with apologies to Ashley Theeler, who put in the time to do the interviews and transcribe them, as well as to Terron Ward, whose profile was delayed, Meet Terron Ward.
Freshman Terron Ward, from Antioch, Calif., is a running back who knows there are some big shoes to be filled at the position after Jacquizz Rodgers left Oregon State early for the National Football League. Ward is one possibility in a talented stable of rushers in waiting.
Football brought him to Oregon State but he also lettered in track at De La Salle High School. With speed and agility being two of his strong suits, Ward has high expectations for himself and plans to spend plenty of time on the field this fall. Ward finished off his high school career winning the state championship, was team captain, receiving all-state recognition and was awarded MaxPreps Division 1 California Player of the Year and Bay Area Athlete of the Year. Ward plans to back up his list of credentials with his talent.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Oregon State?
A: “Living in the dorms. Being able to live with all of my teammates has been really great.”
Q: Coming from California, how did you know that OSU would be the right fit?
A: “When I came on my visit, they showed me a good family atmosphere. I went to high school in California, so I kind of felt like home there. I like the tradition of small running backs like Jacquizz (Rodgers) and Yvenson (Bernard). I just felt like I could be a good player.”
Q: Do you have a favorite NFL team?
A: “Well, right now since my brother (T.J. Ward) is with the Cleveland Browns, I’m going to have to say them. But also, my home team is the 49ers and I always stick with them.”
Q: What are your talents outside of football?
A: “I play video games a lot and I used to run track. I was pretty good at that, too, so you could say those are my two main talents.”
Q: Any talents you wish you could have?
A: “I wish I could jump. I have a little bit of bounce but I really wish that I could dunk. I wish I could be one of those high flyers.”
Q: What is your biggest accomplishment?
A: “I’d have to say winning the state championship from my high school. It was a team effort; the fact all of us came together and won it all was a really big accomplishment for all of us.”
Q: What is your favorite memory?
A: “When I got MVP of my team. Every game there was a player elected but at the end of the year the entire team votes on an MVP for the entire year. They chose me. It meant a lot that for the season, I was someone that stuck out.”
Q: Favorite T.V. show?
A: “Anything on ESPN. Sports are everything so it’s my go to.”
Notes from Monday, August 22, 2011: