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Facts of Charlie Ward Biography

OccupationFootballer, Basketball Player, Tennis Player
Spouse1) Tonja Ward
Education1) Thomas County Central 2) Florida State University
Place of birthThomasville, Georgia, the United States

Charlie Ward is one of the renown multi-talented personalities who is best known for winning the 1993 Heisman Trophy. He is a retired professional basketball player, football player, and Major League Baseball draftee.


Earlier, he played basketball several years for the American Basketball team, New York Knicks. Similarly, he was a leading football player for the Florida State University and as well as a tennis player.

Charlie Ward Early Life and Education

Charlie Ward Jr. was born on 12th October 1970, in Thomasville, Georgia. He grew older along with his four sisters named Charita Ward, Leta Ward, Carla Perkins, and Sheila Ward, and a brother Chad Ward. Regarding his nationality, Charlie is American and he belongs to African-American ethnicity.

Charlie Ward Basketball & Football Career

Hard working and talented Charlie first completed his primary education from the Thomas County Central in Thomasville. Afterward, he joined Florida State University where he started playing football as a quarterback for its team, Seminoles.

In that respect, he led his squad to the first National Championship and hold the third-largest margin of victory in the history of Heisman Trophy.

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Correspondingly, Charlie was the only Heisman Trophy winner to play in the NBA. He won the James E. Sullivan Award from the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) for being the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.

Besides, Football Charlie also played basketball during his college life. He was talented every most of the sports. At that time, he won several awards such as

  • Maxwell Award- 1993
  • Consensus All-American- 1993
  • Walter Camp Award-1993
  • Johnny Unitas Award- 1993
  • Sullivan Award- 1993
  • Sporting News Player of the Year- 1993
  • NCAA National Champion- 1993, etc.

Later, Charlie decided to pursue his professional career in football. Nevertheless, he did not get select on the NFL draft. The reason was he played basketball quitting football. He then made a professional basketball career debut along with the team, New York Knicks.

Youtube: Charlie Ward game highlights during the game 4 with American Basketball Team, Spurs.

Charlie played several years for the New York Knick. However, he could not continue his further basketball career because of serious injuries and retired. After retirement, he established the Award Foundation to enhance the lives of youngsters through sports.

Charlie Ward Married, Girlfriend, Children, Dating

Aged 46, Handsome Charlie Ward is a married man. He married his beautiful girlfriend named, Tonja Ward. The husband and wife have a son and daughter from their relationships named Caleb Ward and Hope Ward.

The couple seems to be living a happy life as till the date, there have not been any serious conflicts between them. However, it is certain that the couple has a busy life. But their respective hectic professional lives have not stopped them from sharing some sweet moments.

Charlie Ward Net Worth, Salary, Income, Earning

Charlie Ward might have earned a tremendous amount of money from his multi-professions. Being former basketball player, he has won several matches and tournaments through which she receives a good amount of money. Additionally, He is also a former football player. 

Moreover, Charlie also receives a decent amount of money from several fashion lines and brands as an endorsement. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that Charlie Ward current estimated net worth is around $6 million. 

Updated On Fri Sep 14 2018 Published On Thu Aug 03 2017 By rajan

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