Ford has been the offensive spark plug for a South Carolina State team that has won its first MEAC championship since 1994 and advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 1982. But success as a runner is nothing new for the shifty speedster. Ford rushed for 1,389 yards and averaged 6.6 yards per carry with four touchdowns for a Bulldog team that tied for second in the MEAC with a 6-2 mark and was 8-4 overall. He was second in the MEAC in rushing and 12th nationally with an average of 126 yards per game. Ford set the school single-game record for rushing with 322 yards last year in a 51-7 victory over North Carolina A&T, one of seven games with over 100 yards rushing. He rushed for 752 yards, a 6.7-yard average and 10 TDs as a freshman and led the team with 20 kickoff returns for 517 yards and a 25.9 average, including one return for a 90-yard TD against Coastal Carolina.