- Switched from tight end to the offensive line during spring practice
PERSONAL — Born NaDerris R. Ward on August 14, 1987 in Oakland, Calif. Parent: LaTonya Price. Family: One sister, two brothers. High School (Coach): McClymonds (Alonzo Carter) 2006. Last School: Georgia. Major: Undeclared. Redshirt: 2006.
2009 — Appeared in two games after moving from tight end to the offensive line during spring practices ... Played season-high 10 snaps against Washington State.
2008 — Sat out due to NCAA Division I transfer rules.
BEFORE OREGON — Appeared in four games for Georgia in 2007 ... Made collegiate debut vs. Oklahoma State ... Was a redshirt in 2006.
HIGH SCHOOL — Earned third team all-state (Cal-High Sports) and all-Oakland Athletic League first team ... ESPN.com Top 150 recruit, ranked No. 8 at tight end ... Rated as the No. 2 tight end by Rivals.com and No. 3 according to Scout.com and PrepStar ... Selected as a member of the California Hot 11 and All-All-Star Team ... Invited to play in the Cali-Florida Bowl ... Had 20 catches for 350 yards and five TDs as a senior ... Made 25 catches for 500 yards as a junior ... Made 7.5 sacks on defense during his senior campaign ... Also played basketball.