- Named the 49ers Hazeltine Iron Man Award winner for the 2015 season. The award is named for former linebacker Matt Hazeltine, a 13-year performer who played more seasons at linebacker than any other 49ers player. Known for his durability and dedication, Hazeltine passed away in 1987 from ALS, and Bill Walsh established the award in his honor that year. The award is given annually to the most courageous and inspirational defensive player as voted upon by the defensive coaches.
- On the day he was selected by the 49ers in the 1st round of the 2014 NFL Draft, drove three hours to New Orleans to purchase a new purse for his mother's birthday. He said, "I never really bought her anything expensive, because you're a kid. Growing up you would write a card, color a card or just buy a card or simple flowers. That's the most I ever did. She likes purses, so I just decided to get her a purse. It really didn't matter how much it cost, you just wanted to see that smile." His act of generosity shows his true character. "I'm not a selfish person. I just like to see and make other people smile too. It makes me feel better as a person."
- Was best friends growing up with 49ers 2015 2nd round draft pick, S Jaquiski Tartt. The two were teammates at W.P. Davidson High School in Mobile, AL.
Awards & Honors:
- 2015: Hazeltine Iron Man Award
How the 49ers Can Continue Success vs. Rams in NFC Championship
What worked in the San Francisco 49ers prior matchups against the Los Angeles Rams, and what are the keys to repeat?
What the 49ers and Packers Had to Say Following the Divisional Round
See what Kyle Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo, Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers and other members of each team had to say following their Divisional Round matchup.
What the 49ers and Cowboys Had to Say Following Super Wild Card Weekend
See what Kyle Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo, Mike McCarthy, Dak Prescott and other members of each team had to say following their Wild Card matchup.
How Can 49ers Replicate Success Against Rams
The San Francisco 49ers will look to continue their dominance over the Los Angeles Rams in a must-win contest for their hopes in the playoffs.
Last Call: Ten 49ers Deserving of Your Pro Bowl Vote
Brandon Aiyuk, Nick Bosa and Trent Williams among others, are several 49ers who have proven themselves to be worthy of a Pro Bowl nod in 2022.
Three Jaguars Players to Watch for in Week 11
The San Francisco 49ers head to Jacksonville to battle the Jaguars, a team not to be 'taken lightly.'
Jimmie Ward Evaluates 49ers Defensive Rookies in the Secondary
During his appearance on the 49ers Unscripted podcast, presented by Microsoft Surface, Jimmie Ward shared what he's seen so far from the team's rookie DBs.
Morning Report: George Kittle Returns to Practice
Catch up on the latest San Francisco 49ers headlines.
5 Takeaways from Players for a Purpose Presented by SAP
The 49ers Foundation hosted its annual kickoff to the season last night virtually.
49ers Foundation Announces Player Lineup for Annual Kickoff Event: Players for a Purpose presented by SAP
The annual fundraiser featuring 49ers players, coaches, alumni and executives will take place virtually to celebrate the start of football season while raising money for Bay Area youth.
Morning Report: Kyle Juszczyk Discusses Modified Offseason
Kyle Juszczyk reviewed the advantages of the NFL's modified offseason, Jimmie Ward on using February's loss to be better in 2020, Mike McGlinchey emphasized the importance of versatility players bring to the 49ers offense.
Jimmie Ward Sees Lessons from 49ers Super Bowl Loss
Ward believes in order for the 49ers to improve in 2020, they must "get over" the Super Bowl loss and set focus to Week 1.
2020 Training Camp Preview: Safety
In the sixth installment of the 49ers position-by-position breakdown, 49ers.com is taking a look at the safety position and assessing the depth behind Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt.
Morning Report: Rich Eisen Reviews San Francisco's Offseason Moves, NFL's Top 100 Plays of 2019, Front Office Staff Supply Groceries for Over 900 Families
Rich Eisen says San Francisco had the "best offseason" in the NFL, 49ers land six plays in NFL's top 100 of 2019 and the 49ers front office joins Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley for a day of volunteering.
Jimmie Ward Credits 'Mamba Mentality' for 2020 Performance
Ward adopted the late-Kobe Bryant's philosophy to allow him the best chance at staying on the field and generating more turnovers in Year 7.
49ers Free Agency is a 'Goal' for NFL Franchises
National media pundits give the 49ers above-average grades in the first wave of a quieter than usual free agency.
49ers Re-Signs DB Jimmie Ward and Signs LB Joe Walker
The 49ers have re-signed DB Jimmie Ward to a three-year deal, signed LB Joe Walker to a one-year deal and Ross Dwelley has signed his one-year tender.
Five Key Matchups: 49ers vs. Rams in the Levi's® Stadium Regular Season Finale
Bosa vs. Goff, Warner vs. Gurley and other matchups to watch in the Week 16 divisional contest between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
What They Said: 49ers, Falcons Recap Week 15 Clash
Top quotes from both locker rooms following the 49ers last-second loss to the Falcons.
5 Key Matchups: 49ers vs. Saints, the Battle of NFC's Best
Here are five key matchups that could decide the 49ers clash with the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints.
What They Said: 49ers, Ravens Recap 'Heavyweight' Week 13 Battle
Top quotes from both locker rooms following the 49ers last-second loss to the Ravens.
Kyle Shanahan Provides Injury Update Ahead of Opener in Tampa
Trent Taylor, Jalen Hurd and Jimmie Ward are OUT and several 49ers are questionable heading into the Week 1 contest against the Buccaneers.
13 Takeaways from 49ers 27-17 Win Over Chiefs
Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers starters bounced back in the Week 3 "dress rehearsal" against the Chiefs.
7 Lingering Questions Ahead of 49ers Training Camp
Addressing the top uncertainties that the 49ers face heading into 2019 training camp.
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Mic'd Up: Ward, Bullocks Celebrate the Return of Football at OTAs
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Ward, Lance, Aiyuk, Kittle Talk 2022 Season Goals
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49ers Select Jimmie Ward with No. 30 Pick in 2014 Draft
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49ers Top 10 Plays from the 2021 Season
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Warner, Ward, Moseley, Al-Shaair Talk 'Grit' of the 49ers Locker Room
Fred Warner, Jimmie Ward, Emmanuel Moseley and Azeez Al-Shaair reflected on what they are most proud of from the 2021 season and evaluated the performances of the defense's rookie class.
Bosa, Warner, Tartt, Ward: 'We Left a Lot of Plays Out on the Field'
Nick Bosa, Fred Warner, Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward reacted to the 49ers 20-17 loss in the NFC Championship Game and discussed how proud they are of the team's resiliency all season.
Jimmie Ward Picks Off Deflected Pass in the Red Zone
49ers safety Jimmie Ward located a deflected pass from Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, stopping Los Angeles' scoring drive.
Jimmie Ward Blocks Mason Crosby's 39-Yard FG Attempt
49ers safety Jimmie Ward broke through to block Packers kicker Mason Crosby's 39-yard field goal attempt at the end of the first half.
Williams, Ward, Armstead, Jones Talk Defensive Performance vs. Cowboys
K'Waun Williams, Jimmie Ward, Arik Armstead and D.J. Jones reviewed the defense's performance against Dak Prescott and Co. and discussed the defense's mindset after losing Nick Bosa and Fred Warner.
Jimmie Ward Reacts to 49ers OT Win vs. Rams
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Kittle, Samuel, Ward, Bosa Break Down Texans Film Ahead of Week 17 Matchup
George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Jimmie Ward and Nick Bosa shared a scouting report on the Houston Texans and discussed the mood in the 49ers locker room.
Jimmie Ward's Tackle for Loss Forces Falcons Turnover on Downs
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SDX DNA of a Play: Keena Turner Breaks Down Pro Bowl Worthy Plays from 2021
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Ward, Bosa, Warner Recap 'Great Team Win' vs. Bengals
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Jimmie Ward: 'Everybody's Excited Right Now' in the 49ers Building
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Jimmie Ward Talks Preparing for Jaguars on a Short Week
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Jimmie Ward: 'We Need to Feed Off this Momentum'
Ward reviewed his two-interception game against the Rams and discussed the team's mindset heading into a short week.
Jimmie Ward Takes Second Interception of the Night to the End Zone
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Jimmie Ward Picks Off Matthew Stafford to End the Rams Drive
Jimmie Ward intercepted quarterback Matthew Stafford on a deep ball to end the Rams first drive on the Week 10 "Monday Night Football" matchup.
Jimmie Ward Says K'Waun Williams is a 'Threat' for Any Offensive Coordinator
Ward highlighted the mentality of the team returning from the Bye, how the defense has accounted for the loss of DeForest Buckner over the years and discussed the impact Williams has on the success of San Francisco's defense.
Jimmie Ward: 'We Have to Get Back to Work'
Ward reflected on the team's 17-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and shared his message to his teammates following the game.
1-on-1: Jimmie Ward Names George Kittle as Toughest Competitor to Match Up Against
Ward reviewed the reason behind his Jersey change to No. 1, gave insight into his trash talk skills, explained the "aggressiveness" Kittle brings to the field and more during the latest episode of Toyota 1-on-1.
SDX DNA of a Play: Jimmie Ward Reviews Key Turning Points vs. GB
Ward analyzed a few of the defense's plays against the Green Bay Packers, presented by Seaport Diagnostics.
Unscripted: Jimmie Ward Ranks the Speed of the 49ers Roster
Jimmie Ward joined the Unscripted podcast, presented by Microsoft Surface, to share what he's seen from the 49ers rookie defensive backs, discuss the evolution of the 49ers defense during his tenure with the team and more.