Jacoby Ford
WR #12

Selected by Oakland Raiders as second of two fourth-round choices (108th overall) in 2010 NFL Draft, April 24, 2010…Signed first contract, July 19, 2010.

Selected by Oakland Raiders as second of two fourth-round choices (108th overall) in 2010 NFL Draft, April 24, 2010…Signed first contract, July 19, 2010.

CAREER: Explosive talent was slowed by injuries in second pro season…Already owns Raiders franchise records with four career kickoff-return touchdowns and three in one season (2010)…According to Elias Sports Bureau, his four kick-return TDs are tied for the most ever through a player’s first two NFL seasons (Andre Coleman, Devin Hester, Darrick Vaughn and Travis Williams)…Has played in 24 games with 12 starts over two NFL seasons…Owns 44 receptions for 749 yards and three TD catches…Also has averaged 25.3 yards on 64 kickoff returns.

At a glance

  • First name is pronounced juh-KOBE-ee
  • As a 2010 rookie, broke both the franchise's single-season and career records with three kickoff-return touchdowns.
  • Since has added a fourth KR touchdown to match the NFL record shared by Andre Coleman, Devin Hester, Darrick Vaughn and Travis Williams for TDs on kickoffs over a player's first two NFL campaigns. Gale Sayers (1965-67) holds the league mark for TDs in a player's first three years, six.
  • Ran a 4.28-second 40-yard dash at the 2010 scouting combine, and a 4.126 at the Fork Union (Va.) College Coaches Combine in 2005.
  • At Clemson, won the NCAA indoor championship in the 60 meters.
  • Brother, Davy, played football at Florida State.

2013: Appeared in 14 games - starting one - at WR and as a kickoff and punt returner...Added nine punt returns for 77 yards and 11 KOR for 253 yards...(9/8) at Ind.: Hauled in one reception for two yards...Returned two kickoffs for 47 yards...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Started at WR and caught two passes for 12 yards...Returned one kickoff for 26 yards...(9/23) at Den.: Posted one reception for 15 yards, one rush for four yards and two kickoff returns for 45 yards...(9/29) vs. Was.: Totaled one rush for three yards on offense, and one KOR for 25 yards and his first two career punt returns for 15 yards on special teams...(10/6) vs. SD: Recorded 15 receiving yards on two receptions and 92 KOR yards on four attempts...(10/13) at KC: Caught one pass for 11 yards, rushed one time for one yard and returned one kick for 18 yards...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Caught one pass for -3 yards and returned one punt for 14 yards...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Totaled two receptions for 28 yards on offense...(11/10) at NYG: Saw action as a receiver and as a punt returner...(11/17) at Hou.: Served as the team’s primary punt returner, returning four punts for 30 yards and rushing once for four yards on offense...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Returned two punts for 18 yards...(11/28) at Dal.: Recorded a season-high three catches for 19 yards, including an 11-yarder that led to a field goal in the fourth quarter...(12/8) at NYJ: Saw action at WR...(12/15) vs. KC: Saw action at WR...(12/22) at SD and (12/29) vs. Den.: Was inactive.

2012: Did not play...Sustained a Lisfranc foot injury after catching a pass in the team's second preseason game, at Arizona (8/17); missed the final two weeks of preseason practice...(9/10) vs. SD: Inactive with foot injury...Opted to undergo foot surgery in North Carolina Sept. 11 and went on season-ending reserve/injured Sept. 16.

2011: Played in just eight games with three starts due to injuries…Totaled 19 receptions for 279 yards and one touchdown…Returned 11 kickoffs for 341 yards (31.0 avg.) and one touchdown…(10/2) vs. NE: Had a season-long 30-yard rush…(10/16) vs. CLE: Part of a strong special-teams effort in first Raiders home game after the passing of owner Al Davis…Garnered AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after returning a kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown, third-longest in franchise history; extended team’s career record with his fourth kick-return TD…(11/6) vs. DEN: Posted first 100-yard receiving game of season, hauling in five passes for 105 yards and one touchdown…Score came on an 18-yard pass from Carson Palmer …(11/10) at SD: Had a season-long 41-yard reception to help set up a Raiders touchdown…Injured his foot on play and inactive for the following six games…(1/1/12) vs. SD: Returned to action following injury…Had two catches for 19 yards.

2010: Saw action in 16 games and started the final nine at WR…Received AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors twice and voted NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week once…Named the November AFC Special Teams Player of the Month…Returned 53 kickoffs for 1,280 yards (24.2 avg.) and three touchdowns…His three scores on kick returns established both the Raiders’ single-season and career records… Had 25 receptions for 470 yards and two touchdowns…Averaged a team-high 18.8 yards per reception…Also rushed 10 times for 155 yards (15.5 avg.) and two touchdowns…(9/12) at TEN: Made NFL debut, seeing action at WR and on special teams…Had first career rushing attempt, for 8 yards…(10/24) at DEN: Caught a 9-yard pass from Jason Campbell for his initial NFL reception …(10/31) vs. SEA: Made first career start, at WR…(11/7) vs. KC: Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week and Pepsi Rookie of the Week for his performance in Raiders overtime win…Returned second-half kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown…Racked up 306 all-purpose yards…Totaled 156 yards on four kickoff returns (39.5 avg.)…Added six receptions for 148 yards…Became just the second player in NFL history to record 140 receiving yards and 150 return yards in a single game, joining Pittsburgh’s Gary Ballman (1963)…Two of his receptions set up key field goals, including a 29-yard catch to set up the game-tying field goal with seven seconds remaining in regulation, and a 47-yard reception to set up the game-winning field goal in overtime…(11/28) vs. MIA: Returned game-opening kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown, the third-longest return in Raiders history…Posted second 100-yard receiving game, with 108 yards on four catches, including a touchdown…Scored on a 44-yard pass from Bruce Gradkowski, his first career receiving touchdown…Totaled seven kickoff returns for a career-high 208 yards (29.7 avg.)…(12/5) at SD: Caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Campbell…(12/19) vs. DEN: Scored on a 71-yard reverse, his first career rushing touchdown…(12/26) vs. IND: Earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after returning opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown…Returned five kickoffs for 188 yards (37.6 avg.)…(1/2/11) at KC: Had two carries for 22 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run.

COLLEGE: Played in 48 games with 27 starts at Clemson, catching 143 passes for 1,986 yards and 16 touchdowns…Rushed for 494 yards (8.5 avg.) and two scores…Had 49 punt returns for 479 yards (9.8 avg.) and two touchdowns…Gained 1,124 yards with a TD  on 47 kickoff returns (23.9 avg.)…Averaged 85.1 all-purpose yards and 13.8 yards for each of his 297 touches, finishing with 4,083 yards…Combined with tailback C.J. Spiller to form the most productive duo in NCAA history, accounting for 11,671 all-purpose yards during four years together at Clemson…His 143 receptions ranks sixth in school history, his 1,986 receiving yards are eighth, and his 16 touchdown catches are tied for fourth…Registered Tigers’ sixth-best career total with 4,083 all-purpose yards; 1,124 kick return yards also rank sixth in school lore…His 92-yard punt return vs. Florida Atlantic in 2006 was the second-longest by a Clemson player…Third-team All-American as an all-purpose back as a senior…Added second-team All-ACC honors (media)…Started at flanker, leading the team with a career-high 56 receptions for 779 yards (13.9 avg.), with six touchdowns; 15 of his catches gained at least 20 yards…Rushed 18 times for 122 yards (6.8 avg.) with a pair of touchdowns …Completed both of his pass attempts, for 55 yards, including a touchdown…Returned 10 punts for 143 yards (14.3) and a touchdown, adding 174 yards on nine kickoff returns (19.3)…Started eight games at flanker as a junior, with 55 receptions for 710 yards (12.9 avg.) and four touchdowns…Also generated 96 yards on 18 carries…Returned 12 punts for 62 yards (5.2 avg.) and 17 kickoffs for 313 yards (18.4 avg.), compiling 1,181 all-purpose yards…As a sophomore, appeared in the team’s first eight games with five starts…Finished with 310 yards and four touchdowns on 17 receptions…Totaled 172 yards on 14 carries (12.3 avg.), with four attempts generating at least 20 yards…Picked up 108 yards on 12 punt returns (9.0 avg.) and 211 yards on eight kickoff returns (26.4)…Second-team Freshman All-America selection as a returner by and, adding honorable-mention honors from The Sporting News…Named Clemson’s Special Teams Player of the Year…Returned 13 kickoffs for 426 yards (32.8 avg.) and a touchdown…Added 166 yards and a score on 15 punt returns (11.1 avg.)…Had 15 receptions for 187 yards (12.5 avg.) and two touchdowns…One of just three players in Tigers history to score career TDs on both punt and kickoff returns…A two-sport athlete, also lettered in track, and was Clemson’s nominee for ACC Athlete of the Year…Won the NCAA championship in the indoor 60 meters, while piling up five All-America certificates…Had a streak of 18 consecutive wins, combined in the 60 and 100 meters…Left Clemson with school records in both events…Sociology major.

PERSONAL: Attended Cardinal Newman High School in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. …Earned second-team all-state honors during each of his two football seasons at CNHS…Earned MVP honors at the Palm Beach County All-Star Game…Caught 22 passes for 560 yards as a senior, with 10 TD…In track, was the 2005 Florida state champion in both the 100 meters (10.32 seconds) and 200 (21.25) as a senior, his only year with the school’s track and field squad…Attended Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy in 2005 and played football…At the Fork Union College Coaches Combine, clocked an incredible 4.126 in the 40-yard dash, the fastest time of any player in a program that had produced 87 NFL players and two Heisman Trophy winners…Rated the 17th-best prep school player in the country by and the 36th-best wide receiver by…Returned seven kicks for scores (four punts, three kickoffs) and had 57 catches for 1,254 yards and nine touchdowns…Also rushed 12 times for 306 yards and three scores…Brother, Davy, played football at Florida State…Served as a celebrity judge for 95.7 The Game’s Lucky Break contest in March of 2012…During December 2011, volunteered his time with Toys For Tots at the Raider Image in Hayward, Calif.

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