Butler Snow congratulates Channing Ward on earning a spot at defensive end on the opening day roster of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ward signed with Tampa Bay as an undrafted rookie free agent. The Aberdeen, Miss., native played college football at the University of Mississippi where he was a stalwart on the Rebel’s defensive line. In high school, Ward was an Under Armour All-American selection and ranked as one of the best defensive line prospects in the country.
“Channing is a great young man with an incredible work ethic,” said Butler Snow attorney and Ward’s NFL Agent James H. (Jay) Bolin. “He battled every day for that roster spot and I couldn’t be more proud of him.”
The Buccaneers open the 2016 NFL season on September 11 on the road against the Atlanta Falcons.