|Date of birth:July 20, 1983|
|Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 251 lb (114 kg)|
|College: Central Arkansas|
|NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 204|
|Debuted in 2008 for the Tennessee Titans|
|* Tennessee Titans (2007-2010)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jacob Ford (born July 20, 1983 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American football defensive end he is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He was originally selected by the Tennessee Titans as the 204th overall pick in the 6th round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Central Arkansas.
Early years Edit
At Melrose High School, (Memphis, Tenn.) earned All-Shelby Metro, Prep Star All-Southeast Region and High Tech Tennessee's Top Prospect List honors as senior two-way lineman. He registered 229 tackles and 32 sacks during career and helped team win 1998 State Championship. He also ran track three seasons.
College career Edit
In two seasons at Central Arkansas, Ford totaled 102 tackles, 17 sacks and 32.5 tackles for loss. As a senior (2006), he was named Division II First-team All-American by College Sports Report after starting all 10 games and leading the team with eight sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss. He added 48 tackles, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. As a junior (2005) at Central Arkansas, he was named first-team All-Gulf South Conference, First-team All-Region and Second- team All-American after starting all 14 games for Bears team that made NCAA Division II quarterfinals. As a sophomore (2004) at Holmes Community College (Goodman, Miss.), Ford played nine games and earned All-State honors. Ford was not enrolled in college during 2002 and 2003 seasons. As a freshman (2001) at Memphis, earned Freshman All-Conference USA honors after appearing in 10 games.
Professional career Edit
At the 2007 NFL combine, Ford ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds, the second-best time among defensive ends, and bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times.
He was originally selected by the Tennessee Titans as the 204th overall pick in the 6th round of the 2007 NFL Draft. In 2007 Ford injured his left Achilles’ tendon in practice on August 13, 2007 and was placed on injured reserve a week later. The next season, 2008, Ford played 14 games with three starts and totaled 26 tackles, two forced fumbles, and seven sacks. On September 3, 2011 the Titans cut Ford.