Jihad Ward is a seasoned defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He is tall and big at 1.96 m and 130 kg. He began playing football at Edward W. Bok Technical High School during his sophomore year. He was selected for the city’s first honorable mention team in 2010 and 2011.
He attended Globe Institute of Technology for two years following high school in an effort to improve his academics. In 2013, he played in 7 games and had 26 tackles, including 3 for losses and 2 sacks. He transferred schools in 2014 and began playing NCAA football for the Fighting Illini at the University of Illinois.
He played both defensive end and defensive tackle while starting each of the 12 games during his senior year. 53 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery were all included on his stats sheet. He recorded 104 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles, and 3 passes defensed in his last two seasons. The Oakland Raiders selected Ward with the 44th overall choice in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He was traded by the Raiders to the Dallas Cowboys in April 2018. He was added to the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad in September 2018. The Baltimore Ravens signed Ward in October 2019. He inked contracts with the Jacksonville Jaguars in March 2021 and the New York Giants in March 2022.
What Is Jihad Ward’s Position?
Jihad Ward is a professional football defensive end.
What Is Jihad Ward Jersey Number?
He wears jersey number 55 on the Giants team.