Clemson great Jacoby Ford getting one last shot in professional ranks

Former Clemson Tigers wide receiver and return man Jacoby hasn’t gotten a chance to play in the NFL since 2013, but he’s found one last opportunity in the CFL recently.

According to a report from Tony Crumpton of TigerNet.com, Ford has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the upcoming season after spending seven weeks on their practice squad in 2017. He had previously spent parts of the 2016 season with the Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos.

During his time at Clemson, Ford was one of the most dynamic players in all of college football thanks to his NCAA Indoor 60-meter dash championship speed. He caught 143 passes for 1,986 yards and 16 touchdowns in 48 games for the Tigers.

However, he’s probably best remembered for his skills as return man thanks to that blinding speed. Ford returned 3 kicks and punts for touchdowns during his time at Clemson and wound up being selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders after running a 4.28-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Ford went onto return 4 kickoffs for touchdowns in his first two years in the NFL, but he was last seen in the NFL during the regular season in 2013 and hasn’t been in an NFL camp since 2015 with the Tennessee Titans. However, the 30-year-old is hoping that a run with the Roughriders might afford him another chance to get back into the NFL.

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