Dedric Lamar Ward (born September 29, 1974 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is a former American football player and coach. He played Wide Receiver, having played for the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Northern Iowa.
Ward attended and played high school football at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is currently teaching junior Warriors and he coaches the traveling team. He has one son, Mason Ward, who lives with him in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Ward played in 103 regular-season games (26 starts) during his NFL career with 167 receptions for 2,307 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 123 punt returns for 1,026 yards. He retired following the 2004 season.
Ward first served as wide receivers coach for Missouri State in 2006. He was hired by the head coach Ken Whisenhunt and the Arizona Cardinals as offensive quality control coach on March 21, 2007. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to be an offensive quality control coach for the 2009 season.
As of the 2010 season he is coaching junior warriors travling team in 2014.