Ex-MB star Ford tearing up turf for Findlay football team

Former Myrtle Beach High  standout Daiquone Ford is now tearing up the turf on a football field far away from his hometown.

Ford, a sophomore at Findlay (OH) University, is among the nations rushing leaders in NCAA Division II, surpassing the 1,000-yard mark in Thursday night’s 41-21 loss to Ohio Dominican.

Ford, who also won three state  championships with the Seahawks, rushed for 131 yards on 29 carries and a touchdown in the loss, and it was one of his lowest outputs of the season.

Ford opened the season with a 172-yard, two-TD performance, and later enjoyed back-to-back season highs in yards and touchdowns. He had 180 yards and four TDs against Saginaw Valley, then backed it up with a 229-yard, three-TD showing against McKendree. For the season, he has 1,050 yards and 12 TDs on 166 carries, and average of more than 6 yards per carry.

Ford first burst on the scene for the Oilers (4-3) last season, rushing for 308 yards and three TDs. His next game is Oct. 26 vs. Lake Michigan.

Photo courtesy of Findlay Athletics

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