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Charlie Ward appointed to District Board of Trustees at Tallahassee Community College

Gov. Ron DeSantis taps 1993 Heisman Trophy winner to serve on policy-making body of state college
Florida State Seminoles QB Charlie Ward after winning 1994 Orange Bowl
Posted at 10:12 PM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-26 22:12:35-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida State star and Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward has been tapped to serve on the District Board of Trustees at Tallahassee Community College.

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed the 1993 Heisman Trophy winning-quarterback to the role Friday afternoon.

Ward will join the seven-member policy-making body for the school, located about 2 miles from where he starred for the Seminoles in the early 1990s.

After leading the Seminoles to an undefeated season and their first national championship in 1993, Ward went on to become a standout basketball player for the New York Knicks, who selected him with the 26th overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft.

Florida State Seminoles QB Charlie Ward scrambles away from Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Trev Alberts in 1994 Orange Bowl
Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward scrambles away from a diving Nebraska linebacker Trev Alberts during first quarter of the Orange Bowl, Jan. 1, 1994, in Miami.

He retired after an 11-year NBA career, including more than nine years with the Knicks, and currently serves as a high school basketball coach in Tallahassee.

Ward becomes the third former FSU football player to be appointed by DeSantis to a state position.

DeSantis drafted former FSU safety and Pahokee native John Davis to serve as secretary of the Florida Lottery in October. He also appointed former first-round NFL draft pick Corey Simon to lead Volunteer Florida in December.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.