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Jason Ford Ready For Best Season As Illini

Jason Ford (Jack Lyman)

There has been much excitement in the Fighting Illini camp this fall about two exciting rookie running backs. They are good, but they must fight for playing time behind two experienced seniors. The leader of the group is somewhat a forgotten man on the team. But Jason Ford is in the best shape of his life and ready for a great season.

Jason Ford has been a productive running back for Illinois throughout his career. He has accumulated 1,362 yards rushing his first three seasons, scoring 19 touchdowns. He also has 27 pass receptions for another 259 yards. With star Mikel Leshoure moving on to the NFL, Ford figures to be the go-to back on the 2011 team. However, some Illini fans remember him only as an overweight back whose...

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