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Dee Ford

Dee Ford
No. 55 Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-03-19) March 19, 1991
Place of birth: Odenville, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school: Odenville (AL) St. Clair County
College: Auburn
NFL draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2015
Total Tackles: 16
Sacks: 1.5
Forced Fumbles: 0
Interceptions: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Dee Ford (born March 19, 1991) is an American football outside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.

Early years

Ford attended St. Clair County High School in Odenville, Alabama. As a senior, Ford recorded 90 tackles, including 38 tackles for loss and 18 sacks, intercepted a pass and broke up three while being named to the Class 4A All-State team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. As a junior, he posted 87 total tackles with 16 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was ranked as the 62nd best outside linebacker prospect in the nation.[1]

In addition to playing football, Dee Ford is known for his exceptional piano playing abilities.[2]

College career

Ford attended Auburn University from 2009 to 2013. During his career he had 19.5 sacks. As a senior in 2013, he was an All-SEC selection.[3][4]

Statistics
Defense
Year Team Tackles TFL Sacks QB Hurries Deflections Starts
2009 Auburn 12 2.5 1 7 1 0
2010 Auburn 11 2 2 4 0 1
2011 Auburn 7 2 1 4 0 0
2012 Auburn 34 6.5 6 8 1 7
2013 Auburn 29 14.5 10.5 17 1 11
Career 93 27.5 20.5 40 3 19

Professional career

Kansas City Chiefs

Ford was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1st round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[5]

References

  1. ^ Dee Ford - Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2014/01/auburn_defensive_end_dee_fords_1.html
  3. ^ Auburn lands three Tigers on coaches' All-SEC first team; Four players overall
  4. ^ TRE MASON, REESE DISMUKES, DEE FORD ON COACHES' ALL-SEC
  5. ^ Chiefs bring Dee Ford to Kansas City with 23rd pick

External links

  • Kansas City Chiefs bio
  • Auburn Tigers bio
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