Michael Ford (American football)

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Michael Ford
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Ford at Bears training camp in 2014.
No. --  Free agent
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-27) May 27, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Leesville, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Leesville (LA)
College: Louisiana State
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Deshown Ford (born May 27, 1990) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. Ford was signed by the Chicago Bears after going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, and played college football at LSU. Ford was considered one of the better running back prospects of his class.[1]

High school career[edit]

A native of Leesville, Louisiana, Ford was an All-American running back at Leesville High School. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Ford was listed as the #7 running back prospect in the class of 2009.[2]

College career[edit]

In 2012, Ford ranked second in the Southeastern Conference in kickoff returns, averaging 27.5 yards on 20 returns, along with four kickoff returns of 40 yards or more;[3] one of those returns was for 86 yards against Arkansas, which set up a touchdown. Ford concluded his college career with 37 appearances, and 5 games started, scoring 14 touchdowns (13 rushing and 1 receiving).[4]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Ford put up impressive combine results measuring in at 5-9.5 210 pounds, running an unofficial 4.38 40 yard dash and bench pressing 225 pounds 25 times. He was ranked number one at his prospective position in the broad jump with a distance of 10 feet 10 inches, third in the vertical jump with a height of 39.5 inches, fourth in the 60 yard shuttle with a time of 11.43 seconds, and fifth in the 3-cone drill with a time of 6.87 seconds (Combine results from nfl.com). His bench press is listed as 7th best, however, 3 of the prospects he is ranked behind more than likely will be fullback candidates in the NFL not a true running back.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 210 lb 30 38 in 9 in 4.42 s 1.50 s 2.55 s 4.25 s 6.87 s 39 12 in 10 ft 10 in 25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]

Chicago Bears[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, Ford was signed by the Chicago Bears on April 28.[7] The Bears released Ford on August 23, 2014.[8]


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