RICHMOND, Ky. – Former Eastern Kentucky University football player Patrick Ford has signed an NFL free agent deal with the New York Jets. Ford was a senior for the EKU football team last fall.
Ford was a three-year starter on the EKU offensive line, serving as both a guard and tackle in his time with the Colonels. The native of Richmond, Ky., spent the majority of the 2011 and 2012 seasons at left tackle before suffering a season-ending injury at UT Martin on Sept. 29, 2012. Ford twice earned All-OVC honors including first team accolades following his junior campaign in 2011.
Four other former Eastern Kentucky football players are currently listed on NFL rosters – offensive lineman Aaron Adams (Cleveland Browns), defensive back Yeremiah Bell (Arizona Cardinals), wide receiver Tyrone Goard (Cincinnati Bengals) and offensive lineman Derek Hardman (Detroit Lions).