He started 10 of 13 games in 2011, leading the Tigers with 177 carries for 707 yards and scored a total of nine touchdowns. Ware also became the first LSU player to record one rushing and one receiving TD in the same game since Early Doucet did it against Tulane on Sept. 23, 2006
Ware was again the power option in LSU's backfield last season, but freshman Jeremy Hill emerged as the starter and Michael Ford was the speed back. Ware finished second on the team with 91 carries, but fourth in rushing yards with 358 while averaging 3.9 yards per carry.
He had just two games with double-digit carries and decided to leave LSU a year early. Ware wasn't invited to the combine and didn't run at LSU's pro day due to a hamstring injury. But he worked out on the LSU campus in late April and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 and 4.63 seconds.