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Charlie Ward      

1993 Heisman Trophy Winner and Standout Athlete

Charlie Ward is a former standout athlete in college and the 1993 Heisman Trophy winner. He was the starting quarterback at Florida State University where he led the Seminoles to their first ever National Championship. He was only the second African-American quarterback to win the award. Although Ward didn't play baseball in college, he was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1993 MLB Draft. He decided not to play baseball and returned for his senior season at Florida State. Upon graduation, Ward made it clear that he did not want to enter the NFL Draft, rather he wanted to play in the NBA. In the 1994 NBA Draft, Ward was selected in the first round by the New York Knicks. During his NBA career, Ward established himself as a good three-point shooter, a reliable ball distributor, and a respected floor leader. Although he led his team to the 1999 NBA Finals, he never did win a championship in the NBA. After nagging injuries throughout his career, he decided to retire early. Most recently in 2006, Ward was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. Today he is an assistant coach with the Houston Rockets.

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