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#9 Elton Ford
Position: S
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
City/State: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Chattahoochee HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Elton Ford
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/20/2011

CAREER SUMMARY: Ford has appeared in 31 games with 17 starts entering the 2011 season. He has recorded 146 tackles, 5.5 for loss, one interception, seven pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

2010: He appeared in 12 games, missing only the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State, with one start vs. No. 6 LSU and finished the season with 39 tackles, 4.5 for loss with 1.0 sack, three pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble. He ranked second on the team with 10 special teams tackles. He made a season-high six tackles, including 1.0 for loss, and had one pass breakup in Arkansas' 38-24 win vs. Ole Miss. Ford recorded three tackles in the Razorbacks' season-opening 44-3 win vs. Tennessee Tech. He made four tackles and had one pass breakup in UA's 31-7 win vs. ULM. He made two tackles in Arkansas' 31-24 win at Georgia and four tackles vs. No. 1 Alabama. He contributed one forced fumble to the cause in UA's 24-17 win vs. Texas A&M. He made four tackles, including 1.0 for loss, at No. 7 Auburn. He recorded four tackles, including 1.0 for loss, in a 41-20 win at No. 18 South Carolina. He had three tackles, including 0.5 for loss, with one quarterback hurry in Arkansas' 49-14 victory vs. Vanderbilt. He recorded one tackle in UA's 58-21 victory vs. UTEP. He recorded five tackles, including 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one pass breakup in the Razorbacks' 38-31 double-overtime victory at No. 22 Mississippi State. In his one start, he made three tackles in UA's 31-23 win vs. sixth-ranked LSU.

2009: He saw action in the final 11 games with eight starts against Texas A&M, Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, Eastern Michigan, South Carolina, Mississippi State and LSU. He finished fourth on the team with 65 tackles. He had one tackle for a loss of two yards, two passes broken up, one quarterback hurry and one fumble recovery. He had five or more tackles six times with highs of 10 along with a pass breakup in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory over East Carolina, nine with a half a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery against Mississippi State, nine against No. 17 Auburn and nine with a quarterback hurry at Ole Miss. He missed the first two games of the year but had four stops in each of his first two outings against Alabama and Texas A&M. He made five tackles at No. 1 Florida, four against Eastern Michigan, five against South Carolina and five at No. 17 LSU.

2008: As a true freshman, he earned the starting nod at free safety and started the first eight games before being lost for the season with a neck injury. He earned SEC All-Freshman honors from Rivals after finishing 10th on the team with 42 tackles, despite missing four games. He had 31 solo tackles, a forced fumble, one interception with a 23-yard return and two passes broken up. He began his career with eight tackles, including seven solo, and two PBUs in the opener against Western Illinois. He had one tackle against ULM, but followed with 19 over the next three games. He had four against Alabama, five at Texas, including four solo, and a team-high-tying 10 against Florida. After making three tackles at Auburn, he had eight stops, seven solo, at Kentucky, along with a forced fumble and his interception with a 23-yard return. He had three solo tackles against Ole Miss before going down for the year with the neck injury.
 
HIGH SCHOOL: He played on both sides of the ball as a senior at Chattahoochee High School under former Fayetteville High grad assistant and UA alum Terry Crowder in Alpharetta, Ga. On offense, he rushed for 777 yards and seven touchdowns. As a receiver, he pulled in 24 catches for 337 yards and one score. Defensively, he lined up as a safety and tallied 107 tackles, four interceptions and nine pass breakups. He was named a Class 5A All-State selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association. He was also selected as the North Fulton County Player of the Year. As a junior, he totaled 100 tackles (five for loss) and three sacks. During his sophomore season, he racked up 128 tackles (seven for loss) and two sacks. He also recovered three fumbles. As a weak side linebacker, he was ranked No. 36 at his position and the No. 51 overall prospect in the state of Georgia by Scout. He chose Arkansas over North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Virginia Tech.

PERSONAL: Born May 26, 1990, he is the son of Shirley and Elton Ford, Sr. He is majoring in nutrition. He was a member of the Razorback Honor Roll for the fall 2008 semester.


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