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Jacoby Ford biography

Date of birth : 1987-07-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : West Palm Beach, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jacoby Ford is an American football player and track and field athlete. He is currently signed by the Oakland Raiders. He played college football as a wide receiver and return specialist for the Clemson Tigers at Clemson University. In track, he competed in sprinting events.

2009: Second-team All-ACC wide receiver in 2009 with team best 56 catches for 779 yards...10th in the ACC in all-purpose yardage with 87 per game, he had 1218 total...11th in the ACC in receptions per game with a 4.0 figure and 12th in reception yards per game at 55.6...Clemson's offensive player of the week according to the coaching staff for his performance against Virginia, his final home game...had career high 211 all-purpose yards in that game...that included 106 receiving yards on six catches, three kickoff returns for 67 yards, a 22-yard punt return and a 16-yard rush...started the year with strong game against Middle Tennessee, he had 3-70 receiving, including a 43-yard touchdown, 3-72 on punt returns, including a 61-yard touchdown, a 39 yard kickoff return and a nine yard rush, so he had 190 all-purpose yards in that game...had 5-109 receiving in second game against Georgia Tech... caught game winning touchdown pass from Kyle Parker at Miami to give Tigers a 40-37 win in overtime...it was the last play of the game...special moment for Ford, who is a native of nearby Royal Palm Beach, FL...scored nine touchdowns overall in 2009, six on pass receptions, two rushing and one on a punt return...also threw a scoring pass...had 5-53 receiving in the win over Florida State...finished his career with three catches for 44 yards and a touchdown in win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl.

2008: Had an outstanding season in terms of receiving; he was second on the team with 55 receptions for 710 yards and three touchdowns...finished with a strong performance against Nebraska in the Gator Bowl with five catches for 112 yards, including a 46-yard receiving touchdown; he also had 134 all-purpose yards...was 11th in the ACC in all-purpose yards, fifth in receiving yards per game, and sixth in receptions per game...had 93 yards on 17 carries...offensive player-of-the-game by the coaches against N.C. State and #21 Wake Forest...had seven games with at least five catches...had at least one catch in every game...had two catches in the first half against #24 Alabama, one a 47-yarder, but suffered a mild concussion and played just 17 snaps...came back with five catches for 60 yards against The Citadel...had the first 100-yard receiving game of his career against N.C. State when he had six catches for 106 yards and a touchdown; he also had two carries for 48 yards, giving him 154 yards from scrimmage...had five catches for 43 yards at #21 Wake Forest; he scored Clemson's only touchdown on a catch...had a career-high seven receptions for 72 yards at Boston College...had four receptions for 67 yards and 117 all-purpose yards at #24 Florida State...had a team-high six catches at Virginia...had just three touches against South Carolina but gained 97 yards; he had a 50-yard touchdown catch on a trick play, a 21-yard run, and a 26-yard kickoff return...second on the team in all-purpose yards (1,181).

2007: Third on the team in receptions and third in rushing at the time of his season-ending ankle injury...averaged 100.1 all-purpose yards per game, second-best on the team...had at least 100 yards rushing, receiving, punt returns, and kickoff returns...averaged 12.3 yards per rush on 14 carries for 172 yards; he was on his way to a school record in terms of rushing yards per carry...had a 53-yard rush, 52-yard reception, and 82-yard kickoff return...third on the team in rushing yards, fifth in receiving yards, fourth in all-purpose yards, second in kickoff return yards, and second in punt return yards...scored four touchdowns, all on receptions...had three catches for 68 yards against Louisiana-Monroe, including a 52-yard touchdown catch; he had 132 all-purpose yards...had two catches for 55 yards and a touchdown against Furman...had a season-high four catches for 48 yards and a 52-yard rush at N.C. State...had two catches (both touchdowns) for 44 yards, two carries for 21 yards, an 82-yard kickoff return, and seven punt-return yards for a season-high 154 all-purpose yards against Central Michigan...had three catches for 37 yards and two kickoff returns for 43 yards at Maryland before the injury, as he was tackled going out of bounds...had 801 all-purpose yards in 51 touches (15.7-yard average).

2006: Clemson's special teams player-of-the-year, but he also made strong contributions as a wideout...second-team freshman All-American as a returner by Rivals.com and Scout.com...honorable mention freshman All-American by Sporting News as a kick returner...averaged 32.8 yards per kickoff return, a figure that would have led the ACC and been in the top five in the nation if he had enough attempts to qualify; he had 13 returns in 13 games...had a 92-yard punt return for a touchdown against Florida Atlantic, then had a 94-yard kickoff return against Louisiana Tech; that punt return is the longest in Clemson history and longest in the ACC that season...one of just three players in Tiger history with a punt return and kickoff return for a score in a career...would have been in the top three in the ACC in punt returns and kickoff returns but did not have enough attempts to qualify...had a 55-yard touchdown catch against Temple and 76-yard touchdown catch against South Carolina...named special teams player-of-the-week by the coaches against Wake Forest and Temple...had 15 receptions for 187 yards...played 156 snaps, including 23 in the Music City Bowl against Kentucky; he had a 15-yard run...had a 13-yard rushing average on eight carries...enrolled at Clemson in January of 2006 and went through spring practice...had four catches for 103 yards in the March 12 scrimmage.

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