Theodore "Ted" Ginn, Jr. (born April 12, 1985 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dolphins ninth overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.
Ginn played for his father, Ted Ginn, Sr., in high school at Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he played Defensive back and receiver. Ginn Jr was selected as the 2004 USA Today Defensive Player of the Year and a 2004 Parade All-American. He was also named the 2004 SuperPrep National Defensive Player of the Year and the Most Valuable Player of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game. He intercepted eight passes as a senior, returning five of them for touchdowns. One of his interception returns went for a state-record 102-yard touchdown, while another went for a 98-yard score. As a junior, he became the national champion in the 110 high hurdles and recorded the best time in the nation as a senior when he won the state title for the second consecutive year. As a senior in High School, he ran 7.44 in the 55 meter high hurdles, 7.98 in the 60 meter high hurdles, 13.26 (+2.8 wind rating) and 13.40 (-1.2 wind rating) in the 110 meter high hurdles, 21.16 in the 200 meter dash (+0.0 wind rating), 46.57 in the 400 meter dash, and 36.73 in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles He has been unofficially timed at 10.02 seconds in the 100 meter dash and 4.20 seconds in the 40 yard dash. In 2006 at Ohio State university athletics day, he was timed as running a 4.27 40 yard dash..
OSU track coach Russ Rogers recruited Ginn to run track, believing that he could qualify for the 2008 Olympics. However, his track career was put on hold in order to focus on football. Ginn was recruited as a defensive back by Ohio State.