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Player Profile: Running Back James Ward

What can we expect from the junior running back?

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

James Ward was initially recruited to Wake Forest as a defensive back. In fact, he played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2012, and even started in one game. When Coach Clawson took over in December of 2013, he inherited a roster that had a dearth of running backs. To be able to make it through spring practice, Coach Clawson converted Ward from defensive back to running back. Unfortunately, Ward suffered a broken leg during last year's spring game and missed the 2014 season due to injury. What can we expect from him this season?

To be honest, I do not expect Ward to have an overly productive season. In addition to having to switch positions, he will also have to compete against a number of talented freshmen running backs in Rocky Reid and Matt Colburn. Finally, he will also be competing against Isaiah Robinson and Dez Wortham, who both had more than 80 carries last season.

What do you all expect to see from Ward this season?