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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Charlie Ward will return to Florida State as ambassador

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One of Florida State’s legendary athletes will be returning to the university this fall in an ambassador role.

Charlie Ward, who played both football and basketball for the Seminoles, had been the football coach for Booker T. Washington High School in Florida. He recently resigned to take on am ambassador role at his alma mater.

“I think he’s the perfect guy, the whole spectrum and the character that Florida State wants to present,” said former teammate Kez McCorvey to the Pensacola News Journal.

“They can’t go wrong utilizing the qualities that he stands for. He’s a guy with great character,” McCorvey continued. “The things you want to represent as a family, as a person; people love to see him and be around him. I think it will be awesome.”

The connection to the job started when Ward met new FSU head coach Willie Taggart on a recruiting trip.

During his time at Florida State, Ward led the Seminoles to the 1993 national championship. He also took home the Heisman Trophy that year. On the basketball court, Ward finished his collegiate career with averages of 8.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 2.6 steals. He was selected No. 26 overall in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Knicks.

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