Ted Ginn life and biography

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Ted Ginn biography

Date of birth : 1985-04-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-11
Credited as : Football player NFL, receiver for the 49ers, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ted Ginn Jr. joins the 49ers fol­lowing an offseason trade from the Mi­ami Dolphins. Ginn continues to be a dynamic threat on offense and on special teams, where he has gained the reputation as one of the most dangerous returners in the league.

TRANSACTIONS:
Originally a 1st-round (9th pick overall) draft choice by Mia. in 2007... Traded by Mia. to SF for a 2010 5th-round (145th overall) draft choice on 4/16/10. The Dolphins selected CB Nolan Barroll (Maryland) with that pick.

GOLDMINE:
•Growing up in Cleveland, Ted had the benefit of having his father, Ted Sr., as his coach and mentor. His father has been the football coach at Glenville High School in Cleveland since 1997 and the track coach there since 2002. In 1999, Glenville became the first Cleveland Municipal School to reach the State Playoffs and made six subsequent appearances from 2000 to 2005. Ted Jr. played for his father during his prep career and credits his father with preparing him for the future. “It helped a lot,” said Ted Jr. of having his father as a coach. “It prepared me well for all different sorts of situations. He never showed any favoritism towards me. In fact, he might have been harder on me to make me an example. It prepared me well for the next levels and now, because I played for him, I feel as though I can adjust to any type of coach.”

AWARDS & HONORS:
2007: Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 11)
2009: AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 8)
AFC Special Teams Player of the Month (November)

2009 (Miami):
•Tallied a career-high 11 recepts. for 108 yds. vs. Buf. (9/13). The 11 rec. tied for the 3rd-highest recept. total in team history, while his 108 rec. yds. were the 2nd-most in his career (175 yds. vs. Buf. 10/26/08).
•Caught a go-ahead 53 yd. TD pass from QB Chad Henne vs. NYJ (10/12).
•Displayed his playmaking ability on special teams, earning AFC Special Teams POW honors after returning two kickoffs (100, 101) for TDs at NYJ (11/1). The two TD returns off kickoffs in a single game tied an NFL record.
•Was later named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month (November) after having returned 21 kickoffs for 646 yds. (31.7 avg.) and 2 TDs in the five-game span.

2008 (Miami):
•Led the Dolphins with career highs in recepts (56) and rec. yds. (790).
•Had a career day vs. Buf. (10/26), as he led the Dolphins with 7 catches for 175 yds., including a career-long 64-yd. recept. The 175 yds. marked the first 100-yd. rec. game of his career, as well as the most by a Dolphin since WR Chris Chambers hauled in 15 catches for a club-record 238 yds. vs. Buf. on (12/24/05)
•Recorded a season-high 154 kick return yds. vs. NE (11/23).

2007 (Miami):
•His 34 recepts. for 420 yds. were the most by a Dolphins rookie WR since 2001, when WR Chris Chambers caught 48 passes for 883 yds.
•Returned 24 punts for a 9.6-yd. average, ranking 4th in the AFC and 6th in the NFL, while fielding 63 kickoffs for a 22.7-yd. average.
•Set a Dolphins rookie record with 2,086 all-purpose yds.
•Ranked 2nd in franchise history with 1,433 kickoff return yds., trailing only CB Brock Marion (1,524 yds. in 1999).

COLLEGE:
•A three-year letterman at Ohio State (2004-06), played in 37 games (31 starts). Amassed 135 recepts. for 1,943 yds. and 15 TDs, while also rushing for 213 yds. and 3 TDs on 28 atts. Also returned 64 punts for a 14.1-yd. avg. and 6 TDs and 38 kickoffs for a 26.6-yd. avg. and 2 TDs. His 8 total TDs via returns tied an NCAA record. As a senior, earned second-team All- American and first-team All-Big Ten honors after recording a career-high 59 recepts. for 781 yds. and 9 TDs. Capped career by scoring on a 93-yd. kickoff return to open the BCS National Championship Game against Florida. In 2005, registered a kickoff return avg. of 29.6 yds. that led the conference and ranked 4th nationally. Became the first player in school history to score a TD receiving, rushing, returning a kickoff and returning a punt in the same season. As a freshman, led the nation and set a school single-season record by averaging 25.6-yds. on 15 punt returns.

PERSONAL:
•Attended Glenville HS in Cleveland, OH, where he lettered in football, bas­ketball and track.
•His father, Ted, Sr., was also his head coach in football.
•As a DB, was the USA Today Defensive POY as well as a Parade All-American as a senior.
•Also played QB, WR and RB, while returning punts and kickoffs.
•Played in the U.S. Army All-America game following his senior season and was named the game’s MVP after he returned a punt for a touchdown.
•Was the HS national champion in the 110-meter high hurdles, as a junior, and recorded the best time in the nation as a senior, when he won the state title for the second consecutive year.
•Also clocked a personal best 10.5 seconds in the 100-meter dash.
•Born Theodore Ginn Jr. (4/12/85) in Cleveland, OH.

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