CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns selected an Ohio State Buckeye and Northeast Ohio native with the No. 4 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Paul Ward Jr. served as principal at Carylwood Intermediate School in Bedford. He would apparently tell Denzel and his other sons to "make them know your name."
Since Paul's death, Bedford city officials named a street after him in honor of his work in the school system.
Both Denzel and the Bedford City Schools Foundation have set up funds that benefit the Paul G. Ward Jr. Scholarship.