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Johnathan Ford
Johnathan  Ford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Big Cove, Ala.

High School:
New Hope

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 204

Position:
DB

College:
University College

11/19/2016

Auburn vs. Alabama A&M

Nov. 19, 2016

09/12/2015

09-12-15 Jacksonville State vs Auburn Football

09-12-15 Jacksonville State vs Auburn Football

10/04/2014

10-4-14 LSU vs Auburn Football

10-4-14 LSU vs Auburn Football

09/18/2014

9-18-14 Kansas State vs Auburn Football

9-18-14 Kansas State vs Auburn Football

09/06/2014

9-6-14 San Jose State vs Auburn Football

9-6-14 San Jose State vs Auburn Football

CAREER | Played in 52 games with 34 starts ... 52 games played is tied for team lead with offensive lineman Robert Leff ... 34 starts is third on active roster ... 275 career tackles ... ranks 36th nationally among active players in career tackles … ranks third at Auburn since 2004, when press box defensive stats were first official … nine career double-figure tackle games … team‘s leading tackler 10x during his career

2016 | All-SEC third team (Phil Steele) ... Third-year starter in the secondary ... has started 10 times in 12 games … Reese’s Senior Bowl selection ... had six tackles, 1.5 TFL against Clemson … team-best 10 tackles, TFL against Arkansas State … five stops vs. Texas A&M … seven tackles, 1.5 TFL vs. LSU … fumble recovery, three tackles, three PBU vs. ULM … six tackles, TFL, PBU at Mississippi State … five tackles against Arkansas and at Ole Miss … four stops at Georgia … two solo tackles, TFL at Alabama … Preseason: Bednarik, Paul Hornung Award, Senior Bowl watch lists … all-SEC second team (Phil Steele), third team (SEC coaches, SEC media), fourth team (Athlon) … Reese’s Senior Bowl


2015 | Starter at nickel; has also seen time at safety … seven career double-figure tackle games (six this season) … 216 career tackles ... 118 tackles are the most since 2001 for an Auburn player … forced a Louisville fumble along with team-best 12 tackles … interception and 12 tackles vs. Jacksonville State … 10 tackles at LSU … career best 14 tackles and forced a fumble vs. San José State … also had kick returns of 58 and 23 yards vs. the Spartans that set up scores … 14 tackles, sack, and kick returns of 24 and 20 yards at Kentucky … team-best nine tackles at Arkansas … 14 tackles vs. Ole Miss … 10 tackles at Texas A&M … 48-yard interception return for a touchdown vs. Idaho, along with seven tackles and a TFL … nine tackles, TFL vs. Alabama … five tackles in Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis ... SEC special teams player of week (San José State) … 2nd team preseason all-SEC (Phil Steele) … 3rd team all-SEC (SEC coaches, SEC media, Athlon)

2014 | Started all 13 games at safety ... team-best 93 tackles ... third on team with three interceptions ... also had 1.5 TFL ... career-high 11 tackles at Ole Miss ... nine tackles against Mississippi State ... nine solo stops in Iron Bowl at Alabama ... had eight tackles at Kansas State ... seven tackles in win over South Carolina ... nine tackles vs. Wisconsin in Outback Bowl ... honorable mention Sophomore All-America (College Football News) ... Mike Kolen Award as Auburn's leading tackler

2013 | Played in all 14 games, earning his first varsity letter ... moved from running back to cornerback during fall camp ... five tackles on the season ... registered a PBU against Florida Atlantic ... also saw action at running back in two games ... rushed two times for 45 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown, against Western Carolina ... also carried four times for 28 yards in win over Florida Atlantic ... SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

High School | Capable in-state contributor at running back from New Hope High ... gained 1,669 yards, 27 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Randall Taylor ... Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... Class 3A first team all-state ... ranked No. 35 by Scout ... Rivals ranks him top running back prospect in Alabama ... PrepStar all-Southeast

Personal | Nickname is "Rudy" ... birthday is November 1 ... studying in the University College ... son of Hernandez and Terrie Ford

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