2017 NFL Draft

Michael Ford, RB

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Leesville, LA
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 210 lbs.
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04/29/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: TOP 10 UNDRAFTED UNDERCLASSMEN: 7. RB Michael Ford, LSU (5-10, 210, 4.50)...Ford arrived at LSU as a top high school recruit and led the team in rushing in 2011 but was part of a committee backfield in 2012. He has a thick build to run over defenders, but he lacks a natural feel between the tackles. Ford's shortcomings as a pass catcher and blocker were likely also strong factors to him going undrafted. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2013 - The Bears on Sunday agreed to terms with the following 10 undrafted free agents: LSU running back Michael Ford...Ford played in 37 career games with five starts at LSU, scoring 14 touchdowns (13 rushing and one receiving). He ranked second in the SEC last season in kickoff returns, averaging 27.5 yards on 20 returns. Ford, who entered the draft following his junior season, had four kickoff returns of 40 yards or longer, including an 86-yarder that set up a TD against Arkansas. - Larry Mayer, ChicagoBears.com

03/29/2013 - 2013 LSU Pro Day: Michael Ford, RB (5-9 3/4, 206) - He looked really quick. He's not the best pass receiver but he's a good looking athlete. Ford ran a 4.46 and 4.40 second 40-yard dash. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and did positional drills. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

11/23/2012 - With nothing to play for but no reason to hold back, Arkansas came out in the second half and played loose Friday when No. 8-ranked LSU came to town. That was enough to make the Tigers work a lot harder than expected. It wasn't enough for the Razorbacks to finish a dismal season with a win, though, as LSU came away with a 20-13 victory at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. LSU iced the game with a fourth-quarter drive that culminated with Drew Alleman's 28-yard field goal with 1:26 to play. That series got a spark from Odell Beckham Jr.'s 47-yard catch-and-run to convert a third down with three minutes to go.

The win pushes LSU to 10-2 overall and 6-2 in the SEC, which means a stunning Auburn win against No. 2-ranked Alabama on Saturday would send LSU to the SEC Championship Game if Texas A&M also beats Missouri to force a three-way tie in the West Division. The Tigers did not look like a team deserving of that chance through most of Friday's game. Arkansas outplayed LSU most of the second half, producing 10 points in the third quarter to cut into a halftime deficit. The only saving grace for the Tigers was Michael Ford's 86-yard kickoff return following a Razorbacks field goal that had trimmed the LSU lead to 10-3. - The Sports Xchange

08/30/2012 - LSU coach Les Miles says running back Michael Ford has been cleared to play against North Texas in the No. 3 Tigers' opener on Saturday night, but he is unsure when linebacker Tahj Jones may be able to return. Ford and Jones both had appealed unspecified problems with their academic standing which placed their eligibility in doubt earlier this week. Ford was LSU's leading rusher in 2011 with 756 yards and seven touchdowns. Miles says Alfred Blue and Kenny Hilliard remain the top running backs heading into the game against the Mean Green, but he expects Ford to get some carries and possibly play on special teams. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Jones was a projected strong-side starter. Luke Muncie is now expected to start in his spot. - AP Sports


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