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Ford's Rare Feat


Rookie WR Jacoby Ford makes a spectacular catch to set up a K Sebastian Janikowski field goal which gave the Raiders a 17-13 lead. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

Raiders rookie Jacoby Ford became just the second player in NFL history to have at least 140 receiving yards and 150 kick return yards in a game during the Raiders 23-20 OT win over Kansas City.

"It's a blessing and I feel honored to have achieved that accomplishment," Ford said.

Ford caught 6 passes for 148 yards including grabs of 29, 37 and 47. The 29-yard catch set up K Sebastian Janikowski's game-tying 41-yard field goal with three seconds left in regulation. The 47-yard diving snare gave the Raiders 1st and 10 at the Chiefs 15 and set up Janikowski's 33-yard game-winning kick.

The 4th round pick out of Clemson returned the opening kickoff of the second half 94 yards for a score to put the Raiders on the board and jumpstart the Silver and Black's comback and ignited the sold-out crowd. Ford finished with 158 return yards.

The other player to accomplish this feat was Gary Ballman on Nov. 17, 1963 for the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Washington Redskins. Ballman had 161 receiving yards and 159 return yards in a 34-28 Steelers win.

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