Denzel Ward Biography, NFL Career, Family, Height and Net Worth

A photo of Denzel Ward

This article will answer every question you have about Denzel Ward. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Denzel Ward do for a living?
  2. Who are Denzel Ward’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Denzel Ward’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Denzel Ward married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Denzel Ward have any children?
  6. Where is Denzel Ward now?
  7. How tall is Denzel Ward?
  8. How much money does Denzel Ward earn?
  9. What is Denzel Ward’s net worth?

N/B: Please read the entire post to have all your questions answered.

 Who is Denzel Ward?

Denzel Nehemiah Ward is a famous American professional football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Ward played college football at Ohio State.

Denzel Ward Career

College career

He attended and played college football at Ohio State under head coach Urban Meyer. Ward played in 12 games, recording 7 tackles in 2015 as a true freshman at Ohio State. In 2016, as a sophomore, he played in all 13 games and had 23 tackles. He then became a starter as a junior in 2017. Joining the 2018 NFL Draft, he decided not to play in the 2017 Colton Bowl.

Professional career

He launched an official statement via his Twitter account on December 29, 2017, revealing his decision to forgo his senior season and join the 2018 NFL Draft. He also opted to skip the Cotton Bowl Classic. Ward then attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and finished the majority of combine drills, but opted to skip the short shuttle and three-cone drill. He then attended pre-draft visits with many teams, such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and Cleveland Browns. At the end of the pre-draft process, he was projected to be a top-ten pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. Ward was rated as the top cornerback prospect in the draft by Sports Illustrated and NFL analyst Mike Mayock. He was also ranked as the second-best cornerback by

The Cleveland Browns picked him in the first round (4th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. He was the first defensive back drafted in 2018. Ward became the highest-picked cornerback from Ohio State since Shawn Springs, who was selected 3rd overall in the 1997 NFL Draft. The Cleveland Browns then signed him to a fully guaranteed four-year, $29.16 million deal that consists of a signing bonus of $19.29 million on July 24, 2018.


He joined training camp slated as the No. 1 starting cornerback on the depth chart following the departures of Jamar Taylor and Jason McCourty. Head coach Hue Jackson named him the starting cornerback to start the regular season together with Terrance Mitchell. Ward then made his professional regular season debut and his first career starts in the Cleveland Browns’ season-opener over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He recorded 6 combined tackles, broke up 3 passes, and made 2 interceptions during their 21-21 tie. Ward then made his first career interception off a pass attempt by Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, which was originally intended for wide receiver Antonio Brown in the first quarter.

On October 7, 2018, he recorded 5 combined tackles, tied his season-high of 3 pass deflections, made 1 interception, and a blocked field goal in a 12-9 overtime victory against the Baltimore Ravens. Ward’s performance earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Overall, Ward completed his rookie season with 53 tackles, 3 interceptions, 11 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble, and 2 fumble recoveries in 13 games, of which he began 12. Ward was also named to the Pro Bowl and the NFL All-Rookie Team.

A photo of Denzel Ward
A photo of Denzel Ward

How old is Denzel Ward?

Denzel Nehemiah Ward is currently aged 25 years born on April 28, 1997, in Macedonia, Ohio, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Melanie Martinez, Jessica Alba, Capron Funk, Louise Pentland, Loann Kaji, Bridget Moynahan, Penelope Cruz, Saddam Hussein, Jay Leno, and Drew Scott, among others.

Denzel Ward Family

Who are Denzel Ward’s parents?

Denzel Nehemiah Ward was born in Macedonia, Ohio to Nicole Ward and Paul Ward. His father was famously known as the principal at Carylwood Intermediate School in Bedford. However, he died in 2016 of cardiac arrest inside a gym.

Does Denzel Ward have siblings?

Ward is the youngest in a family of two children to his parents. He has an older brother named Paul G. Ward III, who is the owner of Sides To Go.

Denzel Ward Education

He attended Nordonia High School in Macedonia, Ohio, where he played football as a cornerback and a wide receiver. He then joined the University of Ohio State to continue his football career, playing from 2015 to 2017.

Denzel Ward Girlfriend

Ward is currently single and not married. He has kept his love life very private and has not been linked to any relationships by the media.

Denzel Ward Kids

He is single and not married and does not have any children of his own to date.

Denzel Ward Height

Ward has a well-built, athletic, and physically fit body with a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and a weight of 85 kg (190 lbs).


Denzel recorded his first interception of the season off a pass thrown by Andy Dalton and returned it for a 61-yard touchdown in the 27-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.


In Week 4, he recorded his first interception of the season off a pass thrown by Dak Prescott late in the 4th quarter to seal 1 49-38 win for the Browns against the Dallas Cowboys. He then recorded 4 pass deflections and an interception late in the 4th quarter off a pass thrown by Carson Wentz to assist secure the 22-17 win against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. Ward was later placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 31, 2020, and then activated on January 13, 2021.


The team exercised his fifth-year option on April 23, 2021, which guarantees a salary of $13.29 million for the 2022 season. He had a very productive season for the Browns, posting 43 tackles, and 10 pass deflections, while also having 3 interceptions, 1 being a pick-six over the Bengals in Week 9 which went for 99 yards. Ward was then named to the 2022 Pro Bowl, the second selection of his career.


The Cleveland Browns signed him to a five-year deal extension worth $100.5 million, with $71.25 million guaranteed on April 18, 2022. He then recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown over the Houston Texans in Week 13.

Denzel Ward Net Worth

American professional football cornerback, Ward plays for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. He has been active in his NFL career from 2018 to the present. Ward has been able to amass an accumulative net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2022.