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John Ward passed away

Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by ProfessorPoke, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. ProfessorPoke

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    sad to hear....awesome man!
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    RIP Mr. Ward.
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    Sad to hear. John was a great athlete as you would expect of a two sport AA. I seem to remember he played some on both sides of the ball in football.

    Condolences to the Ward family.
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    I almost got into a fight with him one night in the parking lot behind West Bennett my freshman year. Fortunately I was able to talk my way out of that one.



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    This makes me feel alot older. He was on the team and one of the few players that I remember from my freshman year. Condolences to his family and friends.
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    I wasn't old enough to know John when he played at OSU and in the NFL, but I had the privelege of working with him on many different projects over the past 10 years at the state Capitol. He was truly a giant of a man both in size and spirit. His size could be intimidating, but he had a gentlness about him that made him very easy to talk to and work work with. He truly was a gentle giant. His word his laugh could fill the entire building. I am proud to say John Henry Ward was my friend and I am a better person because of it. God speed, John.
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    Condolences and prayers for family and friends.

    I have to say, that old bucking cowboy logo would look awful dang good on our new orange helmets...
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    RIP John Ward
    One of the Cowboy Greats.
    Press On
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    Wow, I didn't even know about him having those health problems. Sad loss to the wrestling alumni. Prayers for his family.
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    Of the 4 team Captains of 1970 only Gary Darnell is still alive.
    John Little, Robert Cutburth and now John Ward are all deceased.
    RIP
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    This wasn't over Ward sticking toothpicks into door looks in the basement of him parking his car in front of the door blocking in cars was it?
    Not sure that it was Ward that did this.Just a story I remember about some football players and how they were backed down.
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    Seems I recall it being a dispute over a parking space in the lot just behind West Bennett just as both of us were driving up to park our cars. Needless to say I was smart enough to end the dispute by quickly uttering a few choice words that allowed Big John to have the spot we both sought. The entire football team (except for the married players) took up most of the first two floors of West Bennett back then. My room was on the fourth floor (Rm 471 to be exact).

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