Getting to Know: Michael Ford
Player/position: Michael Ford/RB
Year (experience): Sophomore (one letter)
Height/weight: 5-10, 215
Where he came from: Leesville High
Impact in 2010: Rushed the ball 41 times for 235 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games.
Fall camp impact: Battling for the No. 2 running back position
Did you know: Ford broke the Leesville rushing record as a senior with 2,447 yards, topping the previous mark of 2,143 set by former LSU standout Cecil Collins.
On developing after his first year: “It’s just coming along and knowing the game a little more and learning the defense and everything.”
On operating in a crowded backfield: “Whatever spot I’m in, I’m going to give my best effort in practice … we are competitive and are great athletes, and we push each other every day. That’s what you want.”
On the mentality of the group: “All the guys in that room, we try to have a balanced skill set, where we can pass block, run, or be a power back. We just try to be balanced and dynamic.”
On Steve Kragthorpe’s effect on the running backs: “He is a very up-tempo guy. He wants everything fast-paced and up to speed.”