Fifth-year senior's availability for the 2011 season remains a question as he continues to rehab from a knee injury . . . suffered the knee injury during the first spring practice and missed the next 14 workouts.
2010 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine games in 2010, working primarily on special teams and in goal-line situations . . . saw limited playing time on both the defensive and offensive lines . . . matched his career high with three tackles at No. 18 Iowa, including one for a 2-yard loss . . . played 11 snaps at right guard vs. Northern Colorado.
2009 SEASON: Saw action in two games in 2009 (vs. Montana State and Central Michigan) . . . made the position switch from nose tackle to offensive guard during spring practice.
2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 games in 2008, primarily in goal-line and short-yardage situations and on special teams . . . played behind Oren Wilson at nose tackle . . . recorded eight tackles (3 solos, 5 assists) . . . made two stops in the home finale vs. Purdue . . . registered a career-best three tackles in comeback win vs. Wisconsin.
2007 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Appeared in five games as a true freshman in 2007 to earn his first letter (vs. UAB, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Iowa) . . . credited with six tackles (4 solos, 2 assists) . . . posted two tackles and forced a fumble at Ohio State . . . made two stops at Wisconsin . . . tallied two tackles, including a 17-yard sack, in his collegiate debut vs. UAB.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played in June 2007 Ohio North-South Classic in Columbus . . . participated in the 2007 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. . . . SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation's top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 14) and Rivals.com (No. 15) . . . rated among the nation's top defensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 42) . . . listed among the country's top defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 30) . . . ranked among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 25), Scouts, Inc. (No. 34) and Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report (No. 74) . . . rated among the state's top 10 seniors by Scout.com (No. 5) . . . named Associated Press Division I All- Ohio (first team) . . . earned first-team all-district and first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference honors . . . three-year starter for Coach Paul Jenne at Hilliard (Ohio) Darby High School . . . recorded 78 tackles, including six sacks, as a senior . . . produced 80 tackles, including eight sacks, as a junior . . . finished third in the heavyweight division at the (Division I) state wrestling meet as a senior and placed sixth in as a junior . . . compiled a 34-8 record as a heavyweight for Coach John Riggs . . . son of Lisa Ford . . . born Oct. 9, 1988 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in family community services.
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