There are more proven quarterbacks than the Cougars’ Cameron Ward. He spent his last two seasons as the starter at the University of the Incarnate Word (a catholic school in San Antonio), an FCS doormat before his arrival. However, it’s the mystery that makes him most tantalizing. Overlooked in high school, where he was misused in a Wing T offense, Ward is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound Air Raid dual-threat stick of dynamite who could skyrocket up draft boards if he balls out in 2022.
Similar to Trey Lance two years ago, Ward won the Jerry Rice Award given to the best freshman in FCS in 2021, after passing for 4,700 yards and piercing the end zone with 47 touchdown throws while throwing only 10 interceptions. For the 2022 season, Ward transferred to Washington State, followed by his head coach Eric Morris, who is now the Cougars’ offensive coordinator. Scouts have already noted how the ball whistles out of Ward’s hands and his fluid throwing motion. Despite playing with inferior talent in a pass-heavy offense, Ward kept his turnovers down. He’ll have eyeballs on him, now, so it will be on him to capitalize. And if his four-touchdown performance in Washington State’s spring game says anything, he appears comfortable with it.