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Rudy Ford
S #30
Height:
6-0
Weight:
204
Age:
22
College:
Auburn
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2017 ARI 2 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DET L 23-35 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @IND W 16-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Selected by the Cardinals in the sixth round (208th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Auburn. Arizona traded both of its seventh round picks in the ’17 draft in order to move up and select Ford.
  • Became the first Auburn player drafted by the Cardinals since the team took current LB Karlos Dansby in the second round (33rd overall) in 2004. Ford and Dansby are the only two Tigers taken by Arizona in the last 20 years.

College Career:

In four seasons at Auburn, Ford appeared in 52 games (34 starts) and totaled 275 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, five INTs, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … led the Tigers in tackles in both the 2014 (93) and 2015 (118) seasons … three-year starter in the secondary

2016: Started 10 of 12 games he appeared in … named a Reese’s Senior Bowl selection ... totaled 59 tackles and a career-high seven passes defensed … in the preseason, was named to the Bednarik, Paul Hornung Award and Senior Bowl watch lists.

NoteCARDS:

  • Selected by the Cardinals in the sixth round (208th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Auburn. Arizona traded both of its seventh round picks in the ’17 draft in order to move up and select Ford.
  • Became the first Auburn player drafted by the Cardinals since the team took current LB Karlos Dansby in the second round (33rd overall) in 2004. Ford and Dansby are the only two Tigers taken by Arizona in the last 20 years.

College Career:

In four seasons at Auburn, Ford appeared in 52 games (34 starts) and totaled 275 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, five INTs, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … led the Tigers in tackles in both the 2014 (93) and 2015 (118) seasons … three-year starter in the secondary

2016: Started 10 of 12 games he appeared in … named a Reese’s Senior Bowl selection ... totaled 59 tackles and a career-high seven passes defensed … in the preseason, was named to the Bednarik, Paul Hornung Award and Senior Bowl watch lists.

2015: Started 11 games at the nickel corner spot while also seeing time at safety … for the second consecutive season, led the team in tackles, recording 118 stops on the year … his 118 tackles were the most for an Auburn player since 2001 … posted double-digit tackles in six games … added a sack, two INTs (one returned 48 yards for his first career TD), two passes defensed and two forced fumbles … had a career-best 14 tackles and forced a fumble vs. San Jose State, and also had kick returns of 58 and 23 yards vs. the Spartans that set up scores … intercepted a pass and returned it 48 yards for a TD vs. Idaho.

2014: In his first season as a starter, led the team in tackles after starting all 13 games at safety ... totaled 93 tackles and also finished third on team with a career-high three INTs ... also had 1.5 tackles for loss, a half-sack and a forced fumble ... earned honorable mention Sophomore All-America honors from College Football News … totaled a career-high 11 tackles @ Ole Miss.

2013: Appeared in all 14 games as a freshman ... moved from running back to cornerback during fall camp ... totaled five tackles on the season ... also saw action at running back in two games ... rushed two times for 45 yards, including a 38-yard TD against Western Carolina ... earned a spot on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Personal:

Attended New Hope (Big Cove, AL) High School where he gained 1,669 yards and scored 27 TDs as a senior … a Class 3A first-team All-State selection, was also chosen to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game ... named the top running back prospect in Alabama on Rivals.com ... real first name is Johnathan, was given the nickname “Rudy” as a child by his Uncle Phillip.

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