Cleveland Browns rookie paying his mom's house off for Mother's Day present

Cleveland Browns rookie paying his mom's house off for Mother's Day present

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Browns rookie corner Denzel Ward said he is going to pay his mom's house off.

Ward taking care of her mortgage was part of her Mother's Day present this year.

He said this was the first big purchase of his career.

The Browns drafted former Ohio State University defensive back Denzel Ward with the No. 4 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Ward is from Macedonia and he graduated from Nordonia High School.

"No better place like home," Ward posted on Twitter.

Ward also posted Go Browns.

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Browns General Manager John Dorsey said Ward is a great kid and has excellent ball skills.

Dorsey also said he has great speed.

"Gregg really wants shutdown corners," Dorsey said.

"It's man on man. It's you vs. the man across from you," Ward said when being asked about what he loves about being a defensive back.

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Coach Hue Jackson said Ward is one of the best pure corners in the draft.

He was a first-team All-American during the 2017 NCAA season and he was also named to all-Big Ten Conference.

Ward said he is used to being under pressure after spending three seasons with Ohio State.

"I'm very confident in my ability," Ward said.

A look at his college statistics:

  • 26 games played in three seasons
  • 67 total tackles
  • 2 tackles for loss
  • 2 interceptions
  • 4 pass deflections

Ward is 5'10" and 191 pounds.

The Browns newest defensive back said several NFL players who went to OSU helped him through the draft process.

"I look forward to any challenge people place on me," Ward said.

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