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#57 Drew Ford
Position: Inside Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Year: Freshman
City/State: Alamosa, Colo.
High School: Alamosa
Experience: High School


AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.)
- Projected as an inside linebacker for his true freshman year in college.  He joined the team as a walk-on for preseason practices.

 

HIGH SCHOOL - A four-year letterman, he garnered first-team all-state, all-conference and all-valley honors as a senior, when he was also named both the CHASA Coaches Association and Southern Conference Player of the Year.  A finalist for the prestigious Fred Steinmark Award, he was one of 11 recipients of the National Football Foundation (Colorado Chapter) Scholar-Athlete Award.  His junior year he was an all-state honoree (second team), and was also named to the first team all-conference and all-valley squads.  As a sophomore, he was a second team all-conference and all-valley selection.  The starting quarterback his senior season, he completed 45-of-75 passes (60 percent) for 692 yards and seven touchdowns (long of 97 yards), tossing just five interceptions; he also rushed for 205 yards and a touchdown on 30 attempts, with his longest run covering 61 yards.  At linebacker, he totaled 167 tackles (79 solo), including 10 tackles for loss, two sacks, three forced fumbles and one pass breakup.  He averaged 16.5 tackles a game that season, and he set the school record for tackles in a game with 23 stops.  During his junior campaign he started at tight end and caught six passes for 100 yards and one score.  On defense he complied 125 tackles (50 solo), six stops for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles and one interception.  As a sophomore he had five catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns, with his longest reception going for 27 yards.  On the other side of the ball he racked up 95 stuffs (35 unassisted), four tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one interception.  His freshman season, he totaled 75 tackles (25 solo), with three going for losses.  Alamosa was 8-3 his senior and junior years, 14-0 (state champions) his soph season and 6-4 his freshman year under coach Manny Wasinger.  He lists the biggest moment of his career as being a two-way starter on the state championship team.  He also lettered in track four times and placed at state twice, as he owns 55-foot shot put and 160-foot discus bests.

 

ACADEMICS - He is interested in computer science and pre-law as possible majors at Colorado.  He was a four-year academic letterman in high school, when he was also a member of the National Honor Society and recipient of numerous Boy Scouts awards.  He ranked seventh in his class with a 4.17 GPA and was his Senior Class President. 

 

PERSONAL - Born March 2, 1986 in Riverton, Wyo.  Hobbies include off-roading, snowmobiling, motorcycles and working on Jeeps.  His father (Al) played football at Chadron State where his mother (Sally) ran track.
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