Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #7 WR, #69/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 3 2009 Senior Bowl Invite...2008: 13 GP; 8 GS; Rush: 18-96-5.3-0; Rec: 55-710-12.9-4; PR: 12-62-5.2-0 KR: 17-313-18.4-0; 5 Sol-5 TT; Second on the team with 55 receptions for 710 yards…finished with a strong performance against Nebraska in the Gator Bowl with five catches for career high 112 yards, including 46-yard touchdown catch…had 134 all-purpose yards in the contest…offensive player-of-the-game by the coaches against N.C. State and #21 Wake Forest…suffered a mild concussion against Arkansas, came back with five catches for 60 yards against The Citadel…second on the team in all-purpose yards (1,181) last year. Track (2008-09): Outdoor - Had a streak of 18 straight wins in the 60m and 100m races; his only non-victory was in the finals of the 100m at the NCAA Championships…All-American for the 100m (ninth) and 4x100m relay (third)…posted his career-best time of 10.01 in the 100m at the NCAAs in a qualifying heat…won the NCAA East Regional and ACC Championships in the 100m…named Southeast Region Track Athlete-of-the-Year…Indoor - NCAA Champion in the 60m (6.52)…undefeated in the 60m…won the 60m at the ACC meet…All-American for his 60m national title…All-ACC in the 200m with a time of 20.88. 2007: 8 GP; 5 GS; Rush: 14-172-12.3-0; Rec: 17-310-18.2-4; PR: 12-108-9-0 KR: 8-211-26.4-0; 2 Sol-2 TT; Suffered a broken ankle at Maryland in the eighth game of the season and was out for the rest of the year…even missing the last four games, he was third on the team in rushing yards, fifth in receiving yards, fourth in all-purpose yards, second in kickoff return yards, and second in punt return yards. Track (2007-08): Outdoor - Earned his first outdoor All-America honor with a fifth-place finish in the 100m at the national meet; he ran a 10.33 into a headwind in the final…Indoor - Did not compete due to injury. 2006: 13 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 8-104-13-0; Rec: 15-187-12.5-2; PR: 15-166-11.1-1 KR: 13-426-32.8-1; Clemson's offensive special teams player-of-the-year, but he also made strong contributions as a wideout…honorable mention freshman All-American according to Sporting News as a kick returner…averaged 32.8 yards per kickoff return, a figure that would have led the ACC and be in the top five in the nation if he had enough attempts to qualify…named special teams player-of-the-week by the Clemson coaches for his performance against Wake Forest and Temple…played 156 snaps on offense. Track (2006-07): Outdoor - Ran first leg for the Tigers' 4x100m relay team that finished runner-up at East Region Championships…earned an at-large berth in the 100m at the NCAA Championships, but was slowed due to injury….finished fifth at the league meet in the 200m; his top time was 21.08…helped the 4x100m relay team to a second-place finish and regional-qualifying time of 39.48 at the ACC Championships….Indoor - Earned All-America honors with a third-place finish in the 60m with a time of 6.60 at the NCAA Championships…won the ACC Championship in a record time of 6.52 seconds, which was the fastest time in the country…became Clemson's first 60m champion at the conference meet since fellow gridder Tye Hill accomplished the feat in 2004…earned All-ACC honors in the 200m, as he had a time of 21.43 and placed third…earned ACC Indoor Freshman-of-the-Year honors…named Southeast Region Track Athlete-of-the-Year by the USTFCCCA.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 4/108 -- Jacoby Ford, WR, 5-9, 181, Clemson, A classic Raiders speed pick, Ford was the NCAA 60-meters champion and ran a 4.28 at the combine -- the fastest among wide receivers. He has so-so hands but has value as a kickoff returner. - by The Sports Xchange
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01/03/13 - WR Jacoby Ford is expected to be ready for the offseason program as well as minicamps after foot surgery. His return ability is crucial.
12/05/12 - WR Jacoby Ford, on injured reserve following foot surgery, said he is out of his walking boot and beginning aggressive rehab.
09/15/12 - WR Jacoby Ford was officially placed on reserve/injured by the Raiders Saturday.
09/14/12 - WR Jacoby Ford (Lisfranc surgery) will likely be put on injured reserve and be out for the season, according to coach Dennis Allen.
09/11/12 - WR Jacoby Ford was scheduled to have surgery on his left foot Tuesday and will miss a number of games. It's uncertain whether Ford is out for the season. He missed eight games last season dealing with the same foot problem. He had 19 catches for 279 yards in his eight games last season, and he has returned four kickoffs for touchdowns in his two pro seasons.