18  LaKeitharun Ford
LaKeitharun Ford

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Rosedale, Miss.

High School:
West Bolivar HS

Last College:
Mississippi Delta CC

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
Defensive Back

Birthdate:
11/15/1984

Experience:
1L


Career Summary:Lettered two seasons for the Tigers after transferring to Memphis from Mississippi Delta Community College...Played in 24 games and ended his career with 61 tackles, 46 of which were solo stops...Logged six career pass breakups and three interceptions...Tallied two picks in 2007 and one in 2006...Registered a 39-yard return on the pick in 2006 against Tulsa

2006: Speed defender who played in 11 games as a junior...Opened the season with a solo tackle against Ole Miss...Missed the Tennessee contest with a groin injury...Earned his first start at corner against UAB and logged four tackles against the Blazers...Also started against Arkansas State but was not credited with a tackle...Was a starter versus Tulsa and totaled three tackles, all of which were solo stops, in that contest...Also recorded his first interception against the Golden Hurricane when he picked off Paul Smith in the second quarter at the Memphis goal line...Returned the pick 39 yards...Came in as a reserve against Marshall and tallied one pass breakup...Returned to the starting lineup against USM and UCF...Equaled his season high with four tackles in the USM meeting...Recorded his fourth multiple tackle game against UCF with three stops...Credited with a single tackle against Houston.

2005: Redshirted in 2005.

Junior College: Transfer who totaled 20 solo and two assisted tackles at Mississippi Delta Community College...Also recorded an interception in 2004...Started all nine games as a sophomore at cornerback, and helped his squad to a 5-4 record and a second-place finish in the MACJC North Division...Was honored as a first-team MACJC all-state selection as a sophomore...Was also picked by the NJCAA as a first-team all-region selection...Played in all 10 games as a freshman at nickelback...Squad was 7-3 in 2003, and also placed second in the MACJC North Division.

Prep: Lettered at West Bolivar High under Coach Henry Johnson...Was second on the squad as a senior with 14 receptions for 386 yards and six touchdowns...Also totaled 49 tackles as a defensive back and led the squad with six interceptions and eight fumble recoveries...Was also the team's punter, booting 26 punts and averaging 27.4 yards per punt...Longest punt was a 57 yarder...Versatile player who also returned 12 kickoffs for 542 yards...Returned one kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown...Was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2002...Also picked as Special Teams Player of the Year...Helped his squad to an 11-2 record and a runner-up showing in the Region 3-3A championship.

Personal: LaKeitharun Ford is the son of Florence Sims...Born November 15, 1984.

Ford's Career Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT FR INT LOSS PBU
2006 11/5 13 3 16 0 1-39 0-0 3
2007 13/13 33 12 45 0 2-0 1.5-2 3
Total 24/18 46 15 61 0 3-39 1.5-2 6

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