POSITION: Wide Receiver
SIZE: 6-foot-0, 179 pounds
DATE OF BIRTH: Oct. 8, 1980
DRAFT SELECTION: 7th round
CAREER STATS: Had 149 receptions (fourth in school history) for 1,966 yards (13.2-yard average) in 45 games for the Rockets. Ford started games in each of his four season and amassed 17 touchdowns. A multi-purpose back, Ford also had 455 yards on 24 kickoff returns (19.0-yard average).
2002 STATS: Started every game and had a career-high 79 catches for 1,062 yards and nine TDs. Both Ford's receptions and yards broke school single-season records. Ford's 9 TD catches also tied a school record. He was an All-Mid American Conference second-team selection.
AGILTY TEST RESULTS: 4.43 40-yard-dash; 250-pound bench press; 700-pound leg press, 37-inch vertical jump.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Monroe (Mich.) Hig h School. Honors included Detroit Free Press "FAb 50" and "Blue Chip" lists, and was named the region's "Player of the Year." PERSONAL
Parents: Carl Ford II and Annie Ford....Majored in Communications at Toledo...Residence: Monroe, Mich.