44   Perez Ford
Perez  Ford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Romeoville, IL

High School:
Romeoville

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 227

Position:
DE

Experience:
3L


08/25/2015

Perez Ford Named to Lombardi Award Watch List

NIU defensive end is third Huskie to make the list

08/20/2015

Family Atmosphere Breeds Success for NIU Defensive Line

Second Team All-MAC honoree Perez Ford leads the defensive front

08/12/2015

Experienced Competitors Lead NIU Linebackers

Seasoned veterans helping new coach spawn competition in underclassmen

12/03/2014

Four NIU Players Named First Team All-MAC

Ness, Loos, Meehan and Logan Lead List of Ten Huskies Honored Overall

11/26/2014

Huskies Give Thanks for Family, Football and More

NIU Takes on Western Michigan with Chance to Advance to MAC Title Game

09/08/2014

NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.

08/18/2014

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

It seemed like just another team meeting in the McCareins Room at the Yordon Center Saturday, August 16. Take a look at behind the scenes footage of the Huskies unveiling of their new uniforms on August 16, pranking the team before revealing them.

10/22/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

2014
• Started all 14 games at defensive end, one of just four Huskie defenders to begin every game.
• Made 57 total tackles on the season, with 33 solo and 24 assists.
• Ranked second on the teamwith five sacks and nine tackles for loss.
• Selected second team All-MAC by the league coaches and Phil Steele.
• Forced a team-high three fumbles.
• Disrupted opposing passers all season, tallying five quarterback hits and three pass break ups.
• Had five tackles - all solo - a sack and two TFLs at UNLV (9-13).
• His key sack and forced fumble in the fourth quarter at Western Michigan (11-28) helped the Huskies win to clinch the MAC West.
• Recorded a sack and tied a career high with six tackles at Ohio (11-18).
• Had at least one-half tackle for loss in 10 of NIU’s final 12 games.
• Named NIU Defensive Lineman of the Week after making four solo tackles in the win over Toledo (11-11).

2013

• Playing in every game as a member of the Huskies' defensive line rotation.
• Tied for third on the team in sacks with 4.0 and his eight tackles for loss ranked second on the Huskie team.
• Made 21 total tackles.
• Recorded a career-high six tackles, including three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks at Idaho (9-14).
• Also forced and recovered a fumble against the Vandals.
• Credited with four tackles and a season-high two sacks against Eastern Illinois (9-21).

2012
• Recorded six tackles in 13 games as a true freshman.
• Posted a season-best two tackles, including one for a loss, versus UT Martin (9-8).
• Played on special teams and in limited spots at defensive end.

High School
• Rushed for 602 yards and six touchdowns as a senior to earn honorable mention all-conference honors.
• Tallied 36 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception return for a touchdown in 2011 as a team captain.
• Ranked as the 18th-best recruit in Illinois by ESPN.
• Won EdgyTim's Fastest Man Competition among Illinois running backs.
• Conference champion and state qualifier in the 100 and 200 meters on the track.

Personal
• Born Jan. 20, 1994, in Chicago, Ill.
• Son of Perez Ford and Janetta Johnson.
• Chemistry major.

FORD'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6, twice, last at Ohio, 11-18-14
Sacks: 2, vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-21-13
TFL: 3, at Idaho, 9-14-13
PBU: 1, vs. Kent State, 10-4-14
QBH: 1, vs. C. Michigan, 10-11-14

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