Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward Jr. (born October 12, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player, college football Heisman Trophy winner and Davey O'Brien Award winner and a Major League Baseball draftee. Despite his NCAA football success, Ward was one of the very few players who won a Heisman Trophy but was not drafted in the NFL draft. He won the College Football National Championship with the Florida State Seminoles football. Ward played several years with the New York Knicks and started in the NBA Finals. He was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006. An avid tennis player, Ward also displayed his skills at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Tournament in 1994.

Charlie Ward
Personal information
BornOctober 12, 1970 (age 48)
Thomasville, Georgia
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolThomas County Central
(Thomasville, Georgia)
CollegeFlorida State (1990–1994)
NBA draft1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1994–2005
PositionPoint guard
Number21, 17
Career history
19942004New York Knicks
2004San Antonio Spurs
2004–2005Houston Rockets
Career NBA statistics
Points3,947 (6.3 ppg)
Rebounds1,648 (2.6 rpg)
Assists2,539 (4.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Collegiate career

College football

Charlie Ward
Charlie Ward 1991
Florida State Seminoles
PositionQuarterback
Career history
College
Bowl games
High schoolThomas County Central
Personal information
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame (2006)

Ward won the 1993 Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and Davey O'Brien Award as a quarterback for Florida State University, and subsequently led the Seminoles to their first-ever National Championship when FSU defeated Nebraska 18–16 in the 1993 Orange Bowl. The Seminoles had suffered their only defeat of the season to a second-ranked Notre Dame team, but their path to the National Championship was cleared a week later when the Irish were upset at home by Boston College. Ward holds the third-largest margin of victory in the history of Heisman trophy balloting, with a 1,622-point difference, third only to O.J. Simpson's 1,750-point win in 1968[1] and Troy Smith's 1,662-point win in 2006. He was also the only Heisman winner to play in the NBA. In 1993, Charlie Ward won the James E. Sullivan Award from the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) as the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.

College basketball

Ward also played basketball for four years at Florida State University (FSU). Former teammates included future NBA players Bob Sura, Doug Edwards, and Sam Cassell. His 1993 team made it to the Southeast Regional Final where they lost to Kentucky 106–81 with the winner advancing to the Final Four. Ward's 1992 team made the Sweet Sixteen. He made the game-winning shot in its Metro Conference Tournament Championship game win over Louisville in 1991. Ward still holds FSU basketball records for career steals at 236, steals in one game at 9 and still ranks sixth all-time in assists at 396. He played a shortened season his senior year, joining the basketball team just 15 days after winning the Heisman Trophy. He started 16 games at the point guard position that year, and averaged a college career high of 10.5 points and 4.9 assists for the season.

Other ventures

Though Ward did not play baseball in college, he was drafted as a pitcher by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 59th round of the 1993 free agent draft and in the 18th round by the New York Yankees in 1994. An avid tennis player, Ward also shone in the Arthur Ashe Amateur Tennis Tournament in 1994.

Ward was a model student-athlete at Florida State. As a senior and captain of the team in 1993, he voluntarily approached Seminoles head coach Bobby Bowden about a difficult situation surrounding incoming freshman Warrick Dunn, whose mother, policewoman Betty Smothers, was killed in the line of duty during Dunn's senior year of high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Charlie served as a surrogate big brother to Dunn during the latter's first year in Tallahassee, helping him through a trying time by becoming his roommate and friend. With Ward's help on and off the field, Dunn eventually became one of the better running backs in the country and a first-round NFL draft pick.

In his senior year at Florida State, he also served as Student Government Vice-President, after he was asked to run by the Monarchy Party, a student government reform organization.

College statistics

Football

Year Team Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1989 Florida State 0 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 -40.0 2 21 10.5 0
1990 Florida State Redshirt
1991 Florida State 5 9 55.6 68 7.6 0 0 119.0 5 25 5.0 0
1992 Florida State 204 365 55.9 2647 7.3 22 17 127.4 100 504 5.0 6
1993 Florida State 264 380 69.5 3032 8.0 27 4 157.8 65 339 5.2 4
Career 473 759 62.3 5747 7.6 49 22 141.4 172 889 5.2 10

Professional career

Upon graduation, Ward stated he was undecided about professional basketball or football and made it clear that he would not consider playing in the NFL unless selected in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft. Ward proclaimed that he "deserved to" be a first-rounder.[2] Ward's mother reported that the family was told he "was probably a third- to fifth-round pick."[3] Due to his smaller stature and uncertainty about whether he would play in the NBA, Ward was not selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Having been chosen in the 1st round (26th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, he began his career in the NBA as a point guard. An inquiry was made during Ward's rookie year with the Knicks for him to become the backup quarterback for Joe Montana of the Kansas City Chiefs, but Ward declined. To this day, Ward is the only Heisman Trophy winner to play in the NBA.

Ward played sparingly in his rookie year under head coach Pat Riley, but the Knicks organization referred to him as "the point guard of the future." When assistant coach Jeff Van Gundy took over the head coaching position, Ward's time on the floor began to increase, becoming the primary backup for point guard Derek Harper. He became a fan favorite in New York for his hard work ethic and unselfish play. During his NBA career, Ward established himself as a good three-point shooter, a reliable ball distributor, and a respected floor leader. Ward was selected to participate in the 1998 NBA All-Star three-point competition, finishing fourth in the event. He soon helped the Knicks reach the 1999 NBA Finals before falling to the San Antonio Spurs. Ward was traded to the Phoenix Suns in February 2004 as part of the blockbuster trade that brought Stephon Marbury to the Knicks and was promptly cut by the Suns for salary purposes. Ward spent the remainder of the season with the Spurs and signed a contract with the Houston Rockets the following summer. After maintaining relatively good health over his first decade in the league, injuries caused Ward to miss most of the 2004–05 season. Because of his injuries Ward retired.

During his time with the Knicks, Ward was often called the "best quarterback in New York" due to the struggles that the New York Jets and New York Giants had at the position.[4][5]

Off the court, Ward became known for his extensive charitable work through groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2011, at the NCAA Final Four, Ward received the John Wooden Keys to Life award given for continued excellence and integrity on and off the court.

Ward established The aWard Foundation to enhance the lives of young people through sports based mentoring and educational programs.[6]

Controversy

In Game 5 of the 1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Miami Heat, with the Knicks holding a 3–1 series lead, Ward tried to box out P. J. Brown. When he tried to get inside after the free throw shot, Brown got frustrated, then retaliated by lifting Ward up and body-slamming him. This caused a bench-clearing brawl to ensue. After Miami won the game 96–81, Patrick Ewing, John Starks, Larry Johnson, Allan Houston, and Ward himself, were suspended by the NBA. Ewing, Houston, Johnson, and Starks left the bench during the brawl, which was why they got suspended. Brown was suspended for the rest of the series; Ewing, Ward and Houston were suspended for Game 6, and Johnson and Starks were suspended for Game 7. Due to the suspensions, the Knicks were shorthanded and lost Games 6 and 7 to Miami 95–90 and 101–90, respectively, failing to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami would go on to lose to the Chicago Bulls in five games.

In 2001, while playing for the Knicks, it was discovered that Ward had made disparaging comments about Jews during a Bible-study session, comments that were eventually leaked to the press. Among the comments made: "Jews are stubborn...tell me, why did they persecute Jesus unless He knew something they didn’t want to accept...They had His blood on their hands."[7]

There was outrage directed at Ward from Jewish groups, the public, as well as the Knicks organization itself. Ward defended himself by saying "I didn't mean to offend any one group because that's not what I'm about. I have friends that are Jewish. Actually, my friend is a Jewish guy, and his name is Jesus Christ."[7] He also said the quotes were taken out of context, as he stated that "Jews are stubborn" in speaking to what he perceived to be their disinclination to convert to Christianity.[8]

Ward eventually apologized for those statements, with his apology being accepted by the Anti-Defamation League.[9]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1994–95 New York 10 0 4.4 .211 .100 .700 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 1.6
1995–96 New York 62 1 12.7 .399 .333 .685 1.6 2.1 0.9 0.1 3.9
1996–97 New York 79 21 22.3 .395 .312 .76 2.8 4.1 1.1 0.2 5.2
1997–98 New York 82 82 28.3 .455 .377 .805 3.3 5.7 1.8 0.5 7.8
1998–99 New York 50 50 31.1 .404 .356 .705 3.4 5.4 2.1 0.2 7.6
1999–00 New York 72 69 27.6 .423 .386 .828 3.2 4.2 1.3 0.2 7.3
2000–01 New York 61 33 24.5 .416 .383 .800 2.6 4.5 1.1 0.2 7.1
2001–02 New York 63 0 16.8 .373 .323 .810 2.0 3.2 1.1 0.2 5.2
2002–03 New York 66 6 22.2 .399 .378 .774 2.7 4.6 1.2 0.2 7.2
2003–04 New York 35 10 23.6 .442 .428 .762 2.7 4.9 1.3 0.2 8.7
2003–04 San Antonio 36 0 11.8 .346 .368 .667 1.3 1.3 0.5 0.1 3.3
2004–05 Houston 14 13 25.7 .312 .314 .846 2.8 3.1 1.1 0 5.4
Career 630 285 22.3 .408 .364 .771 2.6 4.0 1.2 0.2 6.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1996 New York 7 0 13.1 .481 .250 .429 1.3 2.4 1.6 .0 4.6
1997 New York 9 0 20.2 .296 .111 .750 2.8 4.3 1.4 .0 2.2
1998 New York 10 10 26.1 .418 .429 .688 2.8 6.0 2.0 0.2 6.6
1999 New York 20 20 24.7 .366 .321 .750 2.3 3.8 1.8 0.2 4.6
2000 New York 16 16 27.4 .504 .396 .714 4.3 4.1 1.4 0.3 9.4
2002 New York 5 0 17.2 .296 .250 1.000 1.4 1.4 0.4 .0 5.0
2004 San Antonio 5 0 2.6 .667 1.000 .0 0.2 0.4 .0 2.2
Career 72 46 21.8 .422 .349 0.710 2.5 3.7 1.5' 0.1 5.5

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1990–91 Florida State 30 23.8 .455 .313 .713 3.0 3.4 2.4 .3 8.0
1991–92 Florida State 28 22 30.0 .497 .458 .530 3.2 4.4 2.7 .2 7.2
1992–93 Florida State 17 14 32.8 .462 .320 .667 2.6 5.5 2.8 .3 7.8
1993–94 Florida State 16 16 35.9 .365 .253 .625 3.9 4.9 2.8 .1 10.5
Career 91 52 29.5 .441 .323 .636 3.1 4.4 2.6 .2 8.1

Personal life

Ward is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.[10] He and his wife Tonja have three children: Caleb, Hope, and Joshua.[11][12] In June 2007, Ward was hired as an assistant coach for the varsity boys basketball team by Westbury Christian School in Houston, Texas, having passed on many professional sports opportunities. He was previously an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets. In addition, in November 2007, he accepted the job as head coach for the varsity football team at Westbury Christian School, stating that his desire is to help prepare young minds for Christ.[13] In February 2014, it was announced that Ward accepted the head coaching position at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola, Florida, where his son Caleb would be attending and playing football. As of March 8, 2018, Charlie is the Ambassador of Football for Florida State University. In March 2018, Charlie became the Head Boy's Basketball Coach for the Florida State University's Developmental Research School, "Florida High", in Tallahassee, Florida. Currently Florida High's Boy's Basketball program has improved since Ward's arrival.

References

  1. ^ Heisman Trophy Archived April 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Charlie Still Ward-ing Off NFL Talk". New York Daily News. December 10, 1995.
  3. ^ "Charlie Ward". CNN. May 30, 1994.
  4. ^ "Ward's playoff-high lifts Knicks to win". Deseret News. Associated Press. May 15, 2000. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016.
  5. ^ Mike Bruton (December 11, 1994). "Was Color A Consideration When The Nfl Snubbed Ward? "All I Know Is, They Didn't Give Me An Opportunity And The Nba Did," Last Year's Heisman Winner Said". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  6. ^ D'Agostino, Dennis. "Charlie's Community Mission". Archived from the original on 2012-11-10.
  7. ^ a b "jamming jews". www.trincoll.edu.
  8. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Ward Refers Writers to Bible". 22 April 2001 – via select.nytimes.com.
  9. ^ "ADL Accepts Apology of New York Knicks Player Charlie Ward; Stresses Importance of Education - Press Release". Archived from the original on 2006-04-21.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ Kutz, Jerry. "Ward alive and well in Houston, Helping shape boys to men". FSU.edu. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  12. ^ Lee Gordon. "FSU QBs: Where Are They Now?". Tallahassee Magazine. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  13. ^ Rockets' assistant coach Ward named high school assistant coach June 14, 2007

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1948 Open Championship

The 1948 Open Championship was the 77th Open Championship, held 30 June to 2 July at Muirfield in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. Henry Cotton, age 41, won his third and final Open title, five strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Fred Daly.

Qualifying took place on 28–29 June, Monday and Tuesday, with 18 holes at Muirfield and 18 holes at the number 1 course Gullane. The number of qualifiers was limited to a maximum of 100, and ties for 100th place would not qualify.Henry Cotton led on 138; the qualifying score was 152 and 97 players advanced. Cotton had led the qualification in 1935, the previous time the Open had been held at Muirfield.

Charlie Ward, Sam King, and Flory Van Donck shot 69 to share the first round lead. Cotton opened with a 71, then led by four strokes after a 66 in the second round, one off his own tournament record set in 1934. While scoring conditions in the first two rounds were ideal, with five other rounds of sub-70 in the second, the change in weather on the final day caused scores to soar. The maximum number of players making the cut after 36 holes was again set at 40, and ties for 40th place were not included. The cut was at 148 (+6) and 36 players advanced.Over the final two rounds, the lowest round was 70. Cotton carded rounds of 75-72 to set a clubhouse lead of 284 that no one came close to matching. Fred Daly came closest with a 289, five shots behind.Roberto De Vicenzo made his Open Championship debut and finished in third place. Over the next two years he followed with another third and a runner-up finish. He won the title nineteen years later, in 1967.

1949 Open Championship

The 1949 Open Championship was the 78th Open Championship, held 6–9 July at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, England. Bobby Locke of South Africa won the first of his four Open titles in a 36-hole playoff, twelve strokes ahead of runner-up Harry Bradshaw of Ireland. It was the first playoff at the Open since 1933.This edition was originally scheduled for Royal Cinque Ports, but it was flooded in early 1949 and the venue was switched to Royal St George's. Royal Cinque Ports was retained as a venue for one of the qualifying rounds.Qualifying took place on 4–5 July, Monday and Tuesday, with 18 holes at Royal St. George's and 18 holes at Royal Cinque Ports. The number of qualifiers was limited to a maximum of 100, and ties for 100th place did not qualify. Bradshaw led the qualifiers scoring 139 with Locke next at 140; the qualifying score was 154 and 96 players advanced. The total prize money was increased fifty percent, from £1,000 to £1,500. The winner received £300 with £200 for second, £100 for third, £75 for fourth, £50 for fifth and then £20 each for the next 35 players. The £1,500 was completed with a £15 prize for winning the qualification event and four £15 prizes for the lowest score in each round. For the first time a silver medal was awarded to the first amateur.In the opening round on Wednesday, Jimmy Adams led with 67. Locke entered as the favorite, but was in a tie for fourth place, despite taking seven at the 14th, cutting his tee shot out of bounds. After the second round on Thursday, Sam King had the lead on 140, Adams dropping back after a 77. At the 5th hole, Bradshaw's ball finished in a broken beer bottle; he decided to play it, getting the ball clear but dropping a shot on the hole. The maximum number of players making the cut after 36 holes was again set at forty, and ties for 40th place did not make the cut. With eleven players tied for 32nd place at 148, the cut was 147 (+3) and a record low 31 players advanced to the final two rounds.After the morning round on Friday, there were three players tied for the lead on 213: Bradshaw, Locke, and Max Faulkner. Charlie Ward and King were just a stroke behind. Bradshaw was in one of the early groups and had a final round of 70 to take the lead on 283. Playing forty minutes later, Locke reached the turn in 32 but took five at the 10th, 14th, and 15th, and then three-putted the short 16th. However he then sank a ten-foot (3 m) birdie putt at 17 then from four feet (1.2 m) for par at the last to tie Bradshaw. None of the later players in contention could get close to Bradshaw and Locke. De Vicenzo had a good last round of 69 to take third place. His chances were spoilt by an inward half of 40 in the morning which had left his three strokes behind.In the playoff on Saturday, both players started well but Locke had a three-shot lead after thirteen holes. At the 520-yard 14th hole, Locke put his second shot stone dead for a three while Bradshaw found a bunker and eventually took six. Locke's lead was thus extended to six and then to seven at the end of the morning round. The lead quickly extended to 10 after two holes of the afternoon round as Bradshaw started 6-5. Bradshaw gained a shot at the 9th and 11th, but Locke went on to win the playoff by twelve strokes.

1992 Florida State Seminoles football team

The 1992 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University in the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium. The team was selected national champion by Sagarin.Florida State finished #2 in the AP and Coaches polls with an 11–1 record. The season was FSU's first in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and saw them win the league championship with an undefeated record in conference play. The Seminoles offense scored 446 points while the defense allowed 186 points.

Linebacker Marvin Jones finished in fourth place in the Heisman voting while quarterback Charlie Ward finished sixth.

1993 College Football All-America Team

The 1993 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and publications that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1993. It is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes seven selectors as "official" for the 1993 season. They are: (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA); (2) the Associated Press (AP) selected based on the votes of sports writers at AP newspapers; (3) Football News; (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA); (4) The Sporting News; (6) the United Press International (UPI); and (7) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF). Other notable selectors included Gannett News Service (GNS), Scripps Howard (SH), and the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA).Ten players were unanimously selected as first-team All-Americans by all seven of the NCAA-recognized selectors. They are: quarterback Charlie Ward of Florida State; running backs Marshall Faulk of San Diego State and LeShon Johnson of Northern Illinois; wide receiver J. J. Stokes of UCLA; center Jim Pyne of Virginia Tech; offensive tackle Aaron Taylor of Notre Dame; defensive tackle Rob Waldrop of Arizona; linebackers Trev Alberts of Nebraska and Derrick Brooks of Florida State; and defensive back Antonio Langham of Alabama. Charlie Ward also won the 1993 Heisman Trophy.

1993 Florida State Seminoles football team

The 1993 Florida State Seminoles football team represented Florida State University and were the national champions of the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bobby Bowden and played their home games at Doak Campbell Stadium.

The season gave the Seminoles their first national title as well as their first Heisman winner in quarterback Charlie Ward.

1993 Major League Baseball draft

The 1993 Major League Baseball draft began with first round selections on June 3, 1993. Alex Rodriguez was selected first overall by the Seattle Mariners. Other notable draftees included Chris Carpenter, Torii Hunter, Jason Varitek, Scott Rolen, future NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, and Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward.

1993 NCAA Division I-A football season

The 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season saw Florida State crowned national champions, in both the AP and Coaches poll.

Under the Bowl Coalition, undefeated Big 8 champ and #2 ranked Nebraska hosted ACC champ and #1 ranked Florida State in the Orange Bowl. This produced a clear champion in the Coaches Poll and the AP poll, despite Florida State's loss to Notre Dame 31–24 during the regular season, in a game known by many as the "Game of the Century". This much hyped clash between #1 and #2 was the site of the first ever "live" broadcast of the ESPN College GameDay show and did not fail to live up to expectations as Irish defensive back Shawn Wooden batted down a Charlie Ward pass in the end zone with three seconds left to play. Despite the win over Florida State, Notre Dame's title chances ended the very next week when the Fighting Irish lost to #17 Boston College. Further controversy surrounded the inclusion of one-loss Florida State in the national title game over undefeated West Virginia, who was ranked #2 (ahead of Florida State) by the final regular season coaches' poll but not the AP (Nebraska was #2 in the AP).

Despite beating Florida State in the regular season, Notre Dame finished #2 in the two major polls. Florida State, during the 1993 regular season played #2 Notre Dame, #2 Nebraska, #3 Miami, #7 Florida, #13 North Carolina, #15 Virginia, and #17 Clemson. FSU went 3–1 vs top 7 teams while playing only 1 home game in the 4 contests.

Florida State's Charlie Ward threw for 3,032 yards, completed 70 percent of his passes and became the first player to win the Heisman Trophy and the national championship in the same season since Pittsburgh's Tony Dorsett in 1976.

The Alamo Bowl played its inaugural game.

The Sunshine Classic was no longer sponsored by Blockbuster Entertainment, and was now known as the Carquest Bowl.

1993 Orange Bowl

The 1993 Orange Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1993. This 59th edition to the Orange Bowl featured the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and the Florida State Seminoles. Nebraska came into the game ranked number 11 at 9-2. Florida State entered the game ranked number 3 at 10-1.

In the first quarter, FSU quarterback Charlie Ward found wide receiver Tamarick Vanover for a 25-yard touchdown pass and a 7-0 Seminole lead. FSU's placekicker Dan Mowerey nailed a 41-yard field goal in the second quarter to give Florida State a 10-0 lead. Florida State's Charlie Ward threw a second touchdown pass to give Florida State a 17-0 second quarter lead. Dan Mowerey added 1 24-yard field goal with 2:34 left in the half to give FSU a 20-0 lead.

Tommie Frazier threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Corey Dixon with just over a minute in the half to make the halftime score 20-7 FSU. Late in the third quarter, Florida State's Sean Jackson took a handoff, and rushed 11 yards for a touchdown giving FSU a 27-7 lead. Tommie Frazier threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Armstrong in the fourth quarter to make the margin 27-14, but the Cornhuskers would get no closer. Florida State held on for a 27-14 win.

Abdul Razak Alhassan

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Brown

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Charles Ward

Charles Ward may refer to:

Charles Ward (cricketer) (1875–1954), English cricketer

Charles Ward (Deputy Governor of Bombay), Deputy Governor of Bombay, 1682–1683

Charles Ward (VC) (1877–1921), English recipient of the Victoria Cross

Charles B. Ward (1879–1946), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York

Charles Caleb Ward (1831–1896), Canadian painter

Charles Dudley Robert Ward, known as Dudley Ward, (1827–1913), New Zealand judge and Member of Parliament

Charles Willis Ward (1856–1920), American businessman and conservationist

Charles William Ward, known as Chuck Ward (1894–1969), American professional baseball player

Charlie Ward (born 1970), American professional basketball player, Heisman trophy winner

Charlie Ward (golfer) (1911–2001), English professional golfer

Charlie Ward (footballer) (born 1995), British footballer

Charlie Ward (fighter), Irish MMA fighter

Charlie Ward (fighter)

Charlie Ward is an Irish mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division of Bellator MMA. A professional competitor since 2014, he formerly competed for the UFC.

Charlie Ward (footballer)

Charlie Ward (born 19 February 1995) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for USL Championship side Ottawa Fury.

Charlie Ward (golfer)

Charles Harold Ward (16 September 1911 – August 2001) was a prominent English golfer of the 1940s, winner of the British Order of Merit in both 1948 and 1949, and twice finishing third in The Open Championship, in 1948 and 1951. He would add his name, at some stage, to the roll of honour of almost every leading event in British professional golf, with the exception of the Open.

Ward was born in Birmingham, England. Like many players his age, Ward's best years were denied to him by World War II, so it was fitting that he should win the very first professional event played after VE Day, the Daily Mail Victory Tournament at St Andrews. After his victory he returned late to his posting at an RAF base and as a punishment, was confined to barracks. Ward would win three events in 1948 (one of them in a tie), and gained more recognition for his 1949 season, his three wins that year including the rich Spalding and North British-Harrogate Tournaments and then the British Masters, also played that year at St Andrews.

Further victories followed in 1950 (the Daily Mail Tournament at Walton Heath, which Ward won in a playoff against Bobby Locke and Australian Ossie Pickworth) and 1951 (the Dunlop Tournament and the Lotus Tournament) before Ward's final victory on the British circuit in 1956, the British PGA Championship at Maesdu.

Ward represented Great Britain on three occasions in the Ryder Cup, in 1947, 1949 and 1951, although he only enjoyed one victory in his six matches, losing twice to Sam Snead and once to Ben Hogan.

Ward died after a short illness in August 2001, a month short of his 90th birthday.

Florida State Seminoles football

The Florida State Seminoles football team represents Florida State University (variously Florida State or FSU) in the sport of American football. The Seminoles compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The team is known for its storied history, distinctive helmet, fight song and colors as well as the many traditions associated with the school.

Florida State has won three national championships, eighteen conference titles and six division titles along with a playoff appearance. The Seminoles have achieved three undefeated seasons, finished ranked in the top four of the AP Poll for 14 straight years from 1987 through 2000 and completed 41 straight winning seasons from 1977 through 2017. The 1999 team received votes from ESPN as one of the top teams in college football history.The team has produced three Heisman Trophy winners: quarterbacks Charlie Ward in 1993, Chris Weinke in 2000 and Jameis Winston in 2013. The Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the top receiver in college football, is named for Florida State hall of famer Fred Biletnikoff. Other awards won by Florida State players include the Walter Camp Award, the Maxwell Award, the Davey O'Brien Award, the Lombardi Award, the Dick Butkus Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Lou Groza Award, the Dave Rimington Trophy and the Bobby Bowden Award. Florida State coaches have been honored with the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award, the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award, the Broyles Award, and the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award. Many former Seminoles have gone on to have successful careers in the NFL.

The program has produced 219 All-Americans (45 consensus and 15 unanimous) and 250 professional players. Florida State has had six members inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, two members inducted into the College Football Coaches Hall of Fame and four members inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Seminoles have the tenth-highest winning percentage among all college football programs in Division I FBS history with over 500 victories. Florida State has appeared in forty-eight postseason bowl games and rank ninth nationally for bowl winning percentage and fourth for bowl wins. The Seminoles' archrivals are Florida, whom they meet annually in the last game of the regular season, and Miami; both games are considered among the greatest rivalries in college football. A rivalry with Clemson has developed and grown due to both teams competing yearly for the ACC Atlantic division.

The team is coached by Willie Taggart and plays its home games at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, currently the 18th largest stadium in college football and the 2nd largest in the ACC, located on-campus in Tallahassee, Florida.

Florida State Seminoles football statistical leaders

The Florida State Seminoles football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Florida State Seminoles football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Seminoles represent Florida State University in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference.

Florida State began competing in intercollegiate football in 1947. This relatively recent start date means that, unlike many other teams, the Seminoles do not divide statistics into a "modern" era and a "pre-modern" era in which complete statistics are unavailable. Thus, all of the lists below potentially include players from as far back as 1947.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1947, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Seminoles have played in a bowl game every year since the decision, giving players an extra game to accumulate statistics each year since 2002.

Similarly, the Seminoles have played in the ACC Championship Game five times since it first occurred in 2005, giving players in those seasons an additional game to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through the end of the 2017 season.

Jimmy Adams (golfer)

James Adams (21 October 1910 – 9 January 1986) was a Scottish professional golfer who was chosen for five Ryder Cup sides and achieved high finishes in The Open Championship on several occasions (five top-10s including two seconds).Born in Troon, Adams turned professional when 14, and won the Irish Professional Championship, in 1933. In 1936, he won the Penfold Tournament on the British Tour, and came very close to winning The Open Championship at Hoylake. Adams shared the third-round lead with Henry Cotton, but despite beating Cotton (and Gene Sarazen, also in the field that year) in the final round, Adams finished a single shot behind Alf Padgham. Two years later, at Royal St George's, Adams' final two rounds of 78-78 put him in second place, this time behind Reg Whitcombe. When the Championship resumed after World War II, he was fourth in 1951, and in 1954, Adams was the only player to break 70 in both the final two rounds at Royal Birkdale with a pair of 69s, but his effort was not quite enough to catch Peter Thomson, and Adams finished fifth, three shots behind.

In 1937 Adams was runner-up in the British PGA Matchplay championship, the first of three occasions he would reach the final of that event without winning it. He won the British Masters in 1946 (tie with Bobby Locke), the Silver King tournament in 1948 (tie with Charlie Ward), the Dutch Open and Belgian Open in 1949, the Italian Open in 1951 and the Lakes Open, an event on the Australian Tour, in 1952.Adams was selected for the 1939 Ryder Cup team, although the matches did not take place, then again in 1947, 1949, 1951 and 1953. He won both his matches in 1949. In 1951, the British team all played in the North and South Open in America in preparation for the Ryder Cup matches, and Adams finished fourth in a field that contained the entire U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Adams was the head pro at the Wentworth Club from 1949 to 1952. He then went to Royal Mid-Surrey, where he stayed until 1969.

Jonathan Kerner

Jonathan Kerner (born June 6, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player. The 6'11" center attended East Carolina University and Florida State University. He played one game for the NBA's Orlando Magic in 1999 while also appearing in the EuroLeague with CSKA Moscow in 2001. He signed with the New York Knicks in October 2000 and originally made the 15 man roster. After spending the first month on the injury list, he was waived on 27 November to make room for recently injured Charlie Ward.

Westbury Christian School

Westbury Christian School is a private, co-educational, K3 through 12th grade Christian school located in Westbury, Houston, Texas, United States.

Although Westbury Christian School is a Church of Christ educational institution, it is open to students of all faiths, nationalities, and ethnic origins.

Charlie Ward—championships, awards, and honors

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