Ford suffered the injury during the finals of the 100 meters at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, AR last Friday. He will rehab the injury throughout the summer.
The native of Royal Palm Beach, FL had 55 receptions for 710
yards and four touchdowns last year. He ranked second on the Tigers team in
receptions and reception yards behind Aaron Kelly. He had five receptions
for a career high 112 yards and a touchdown against Nebraska in the Konica
Minolta Gator Bowl.
He has 87 career receptions for 1207 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was named
a 2009 preseason first-team All-ACC candidate by Athlon and Phil Steele
publications earlier this month.
Ford is a five-time All-American in track at Clemson. He won
the NCAA Championship in the 60 meters during the indoor season and earned
All-America honors in the 4X100 meter relay team and the 100 meters
Ellington had knee surgery last Friday to repair a torn
cartilage. He is also expected to be back for the season opener. He
red-shirted last season as a running back. The native of Moncks Corner, SC
was ranked as the number-44 player in the nation by ESPN.com in February of
2008 and played in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American game. He rushed for
1,822 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior at Berkeley High School.
Ford, Ellington injury updates
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