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Ted Ginn Jr., Miami Dolphins

Ted Ginn Jr., Miami Dolphins

Ted Ginn Jr.

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As a wide receiver, it’s paramount to develop a relationship with the quarterback who will be hurling passes in your direction come game day. Ted Ginn Jr., the young man out of Cleveland, has been developing a strong relationship with his quarterback for quite some time now.

While attending Glenville High School in his home state of Ohio, Ginn was able to play with his future college teammate and quarterback, Troy Smith. Smith and Ginn have built quite a relationship and reputation in Buckeye Nation, while recently leading Ohio State to a national championship appearance.

In high school, Ginn and Smith played for Ted’s father, Ted Ginn Sr. The younger Ginn excelled both on the football field and on the track as a hurdler. He won a national championship in the 100-meter hurdles as a junior in high school, and as a senior at Glenville, he recorded the best 100-meter hurdle time in the nation and won a state title for the second consecutive year.

Must be rough excelling at two sports.

At 6-0 and 180 lbs., Ginn was actually a more highly touted defensive back coming out of high school. Ginn was ranked as the top defensive back prospect in the nation, but Ohio State felt he was better suited as a wide receiver and kick returner.

Good call.

As a freshmen, his four punt returns for touchdowns set a school and Big Ten single-season record, which at the time tied the NCAA mark. Ginn scored on punt returns of 65 yards against Wisconsin, 67 yards against Penn State, 60 yards against Michigan State and 82 yards against rival Michigan. The return against the Wolverines was one of the most spectacular runs in Ohio State history.

Ginn is a fantastic kick returner, which he showed on the opening kickoff against Florida in the recent NCAA National Championship Game. Ginn returned the opening kick 93 yards to put Ohio State up 7-0 just seconds into the game. Unfortunately, Ginn hurt his ankle when another teammate tackled him celebrating the touchdown, completely knocking him out of the game. Ginn had to watch from the sideline, as his Buckeyes were crushed 41-14 by the Gators.

Ginn decided to forego his senior season at Ohio State, declaring eligible for the NFL draft. To the surprise of many, Ginn was selected ninth overall by the Miami Dolphins, taking ahead of Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn.

Ginn didn't set the stat books ablaze in his rookie season, but he was exciting on punt returns and did finish with 34 catches for 420 yards and two touchdowns. Unfortunately the Dolphins were brutal, winning only one game all season.

Ginn on the Web

Miami Dolphins Official Player Bio: Ted Ginn Jr.
Career notes, photos and stats on Ted Ginn Jr. can be found at the Official Website of the Miami Dolphins. 

NFL.com Player Profile: Ted Ginn Jr.
Find a small profile, game logs, stats and merchandise on Ted Ginn Jr. NFL.com. 

Rotoworld Player Page: Ted Ginn Jr.  
Rotoworld.com has some of the best fantasy reporting and advice on the web. Click on the “Previous News” tab to get current and past information on Ted Ginn Jr. for your fantasy football team. 

Tedd Ginn Jr. Wikipedia Page
Find a comprehensive background on Ted Ginn Jr.’s life and football career at Wikipedia.com.

“Ted Ginn Highlight Film”
Check out this video montage of Ted Ginn’s playing days at Ohio State. 


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Ted Says

On his speed:
"I just try to relax; I learned that from track. When I relax, guys think 'He's not even running hard,' and they can't detect what's going on."

On NFL defenders compared to college defenders:
"It's a different league. Everybody here is fast."

On being a Heisman candidate his junior year at OSU:
"In my eyes, I was never fighting for the Heisman. It's a nice award to win, but the national championship is way bigger than that."