DJ Ware life and biography

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DJ Ware biography

Date of birth : 1985-02-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Rockmart, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-04
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the New York Giants, Super Bowl/NFL Draft

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Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Tennessee Titans on May 2, 2007…Waived by the Titans on June 19, 2007…Claimed off waivers by the Jets on June 22, 2007…Waived by the Jets on Sept. 2, 2007…Signed to the Jets' practice squad on Sept. 3, 2007…Signed by the Giants off the Jets' practice squad on Dec. 4, 2007.

GIANTS NOTES


Strong, elusive runner who was the Giants' leading rusher in the 2008 preseason with 181 yards on 33 carries, a 5.5-yard average…Will compete for playing time in a crowded Giants backfield.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


Has played in 15 games with no starts…Career totals include 15 rushing attempts for 88 yards (5.9-yard avg.) and 1 touchdown, 3 receptions for 15 yards and 2 kickoff returns for 37 yards.
In 2009, played in 8 games and was inactive for 7 games…Dislocated his elbow while returning the season-opening kickoff vs. Washington (9/13) and was inactive for the next 5 games…Finished 3rd on the team with 73 yards on 13 carries (5.6-yard avg.) and 1 touchdown, 3 catches for 15 yards and 2 kickoff returns for 37 yards…Rushed for a season-high 27 yards at Denver (11/26)…Ran for 22 yards and scored his 1st career touchdown on a 1-yard run at Minnesota (1/3). Also caught 2 passes for 19 yards.

In 2008, played in 6 games and rushed for 15 yards on 2 carries…Was active for the season opener vs. Washington (9/4) and played primarily on special teams…In uniform for the 2nd time at Arizona (11/23), where he had 1 special teams tackle…Played running back for the 1st time at Minnesota (12/28), where he carried twice for 15 yards and played on special teams.
In 2007, Ware played in the regular season finale vs. New England (12/29) and had 1 special teams tackles. He was inactive for 3 other regular season games and all 4 postseason games.

COLLEGE


Played in 35 games with 10 starts at Georgia…Rushed for 1,510 yards on 329 carries (4.7-yard avg.) with 8 touchdowns...Also caught 28 passes for 357 yards (12.8-yard avg.) and 2 touchdowns…Had 3 kickoff returns for 36 yards.

OFF FIELD ACTIVITY


Attended the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Muscle Team fundraiser dinner.
Served as a guest speaker at the Jackson, N.J. Pop Warner Sports Banquet, congratulating the participants on a great season.

Attended the annual dinner benefit for My Sister's Place - a Giants supported domestic violence shelter in Westchester, N.Y. - and received an award on behalf of the team for the support of the organization.

Hosted members of the Jr. Giants Kids Club at the Timex Performance Center for football activities, food and autographs.
Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.

PERSONAL


Team captain and 2-time MVP rushed for 1,009 yards and compiled 35 tackles and 1 interception on defense as a senior at Rockmart High School…Also amassed 1,003 yards punting with a long of 60 yards…2002 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 50 in Georgia, Class AA all-state honorable mention, Prep Start all-region and Rome News Tribune 1st-team all-area selection coming out of high school.

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