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10 Things to Know about DB Mike Ford, Jr.

10 things mike ford
  1. The veteran defensive back/special teamer logged nine special teams tackles last season for Cleveland Browns
  2. Has appeared in 77 games, 10 of which were starts, in six NFL seasons
  3. Played college ball at Southeast Missouri State University
  4. Shares a birthday (August 4) with President Barack Obama, actor Billy Bob Thornton, and 7-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens
  5. Grew up in Alton, Illinois
  6. Went to Marquette Catholic High School
  7. Played defense and offense in high school, and rushed for 24 touchdowns and more than 1,600 yards his senior season
  8. Also competed in triple jump on track team
  9. Signed with Detroit Lions as undrafted free agent in 2018, and spent three seasons there
  10. Moved on to Denver in 2021, and Atlanta in 2022