1st and 10 with Dee Ford

Dee Ford

Aug. 19, 2011

AUBURN -- Tradition never graduates. Though the 2011 BCS National Championship is in the rearview mirror, the Auburn Tigers continue to press on toward success on the field and off it. As Saturday, September 3, grows closer, we introduce you to some of the men who will take the field at Jordan-Hare this year.

Dee Ford | Defensive Line | Junior | Odenville, Ala.

I started playing football when I was 6 years old in Oxford Alabama.

I realized that I could play at this level my sophomore year, when my coach told me that I played on a different speed.

The most memorable moment of my football career to this point was being on the field when Wes Byrum made the field goal to win the national championship game.

I came to Auburn because of one word: Family.

If I could play any offensive position I would play wide receiver.

Playing in Jordan-Hare is one of the greatest feelings I have experienced.

If I could spend one day with any person it would be my mom because she my best friend.

If I could visit any place in the world it would be Africa.

The most influential person in my life is both of my parents,

The best piece of advice ever given to me was always be true to yourself.

Other than football my favorite hobby is music. I play the keyboard and I produce some music in my free time.

A song that no one would believe that I have on my ipod is "Take You Down" by Chris Brown.

Playing for Coach Pelton is great. He knows the game really well and teaches you a lot.

My teammates would describe me as weird, crazy and unpredictable.

My favorite NFL team is the Baltimore Ravens. It is partly because they have my favorite player, Ray Lewis, on the team.



My favorite ring I won from last year is the SEC Championship ring because it is gold and has a big No. 1 on it.

In my time left in Auburn I want to become a better person first and then become a better player.