Blazers and Golden Hurricane battle on Saturday at 7 p.m. CT
Had productive collegiate career at UAB, finishing with the Blazers at conclusion of 2011 season ... bounced back for outstanding senior season after missing significant playing time as a junior due to injury ... made 31 starts in his four-year career.
2011: Started all 12 games for the Blazers at linebacker and finished as the team's No. 3 tackler with 75 tackles ... his 75 stops were a career-high for Ware ... led team with seven tackles for loss ... also had three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... posted season-best nine tackles vs. Florida and Troy ... had eight tackles in contests against Tulane and East Carolina ... registered a career-best four tackles for loss in season opener at Florida.
2010: Appeared in seven games but battled injuries throughout ... made three starts (FAU, UCF and Mississippi State) ... finished with 15 tackles on the season, including nine solo hits ... had one tackle for loss (vs. UCF) ... recorded season-high four tackles against FAU and UCF ... had one sack, also in contest against the Knights at Orlando ... forced two fumbles (UCF and UTEP) ... blocked a kick against Florida Atlantic.
2009: Was the starter in 11-of-12 games at either "mike" or "will" linebacker ... ranked second on the team in tackles with 71, including 36 solo stops ... recorded 3.5 tackles for loss ... notched a career-high 14 tackles in Blazers' win at UTEP ... also had double-digit tackles (11) a game earlier vs. Marshall ... finished with eight tackles in season finale against UCF ... had six stops vs. SMU and Memphis ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2008: Played in 11 games for the Blazers as a true freshman ... started five consecutive games at midseason ... finished season with 23 total tackles to rank No. 13 on the team ... had one tackle for loss (vs. South Carolina) and also recorded one interception (vs. Tulane) ... registered a season-high four tackles against both South Carolina and Memphis.
High School: Attended Lanett High School where he enjoyed outstanding career ... was named first-team all-state by Alabama Sports Writers Association as a junior and senior, earning the honor as a tight end his junior season and as a linebacker as a senior ... named area Player-of-the-Year by the Valley Times-News and a three-year member of the publication's all-area team ... coached by Ronnie Sikes at Lanett ... as a senior he had 96 total tackles with four caused fumbles, four fumbles recovered, three sacks, eight tackles for loss and one interception ... also had four blocked punts during the season ... on the offensive side, he had 28 receptions for 461 yards and four touchdowns as a senior ... Wendy's Heisman nominee ... helped lead Lanett to first undefeated regular season for school since 1976 ... team reached state 2-A quarterfinals, losing to eventual state champion Leroy in overtime ... in earning all-state honors as a junior he had 32 receptions for 441 yards and two touchdowns on offense with 84 tackles, four caused fumbles, five fumble recoveries, one interception and one blocked punt ... was school's nominee for Heisman Award his senior year ... a four-year starter for Lanett ... also participated on basketball team.
Personal: Born March 13, 1990 at Lanett, Ala. ... son of Marschelle Trammell and Bernard Ware ... earned bachelor's degree in political science.