Conference: Colonial Athletic
40 Time: 4.81
Biography: Four-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-Conference honors throughout his Richmond career. Senior totals included 62.2%/2396/16/10 throwing the ball and another 360 yards with four scores as the ball-carrier. Junior totals included a school record 2808 yards passing.
Positives: Athletic college quarterback who projects to either receiver or running back at the next level. Patient in the pocket, goes through receiver progressions, and has a nice sense of knowing where his targets are on the field. Elusive, can avoid the rush and buys time for wipeouts with his legs. Possesses a quick release and gets the ball downfield, airing out the long throw.
Negatives: Erratic with his accuracy sometimes hitting receivers in stride yet also drawing errant passes. Holds the ball too long in the pocket and hesitant to pull the trigger and let the pass go.
Analysis: Ward in an experienced small-school signal caller who could be used in various Wildcat formations at the next level, where he is asked to throw the ball, run with it, or even be used as a pass catcher.
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