T. J. Ford
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T. J. Ford
Terrance Jerod "T. J. " Ford is a American former professional basketball player. Having been awarded numerous top basketball accolades in high school and college, Ford entered the 2003 NBA Draft and was selected eighth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. Ford's recurring back injuries resulted in him missing many games in his three seasons with the Bucks, but in 2005, it was announced that he was fit to play basketball again.
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Advice From Startupbootcamp Amsterdam
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Patrick de Zeeuw (right) at Startupbootcamp Amsterdam In April, I before I met with Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren during The Next Web conference in the Netherlands, I was introduced to Patrick de Zeeuw, CEO of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam and Co Founder of Startupbootcamp Global. At the time this article was being written, de Zeeuw has worked with 281 startups boasting a 73% funding rate, raising an average of 600,839 euros each. Founded in 2010 in Copenhagen, Startupbootcamp has ten programs in eight cities, as well as an alumni and mentor network from 30+ countries across the globe. Programs are currently active in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Sittard, Singapore and Istanbul, with other cities and vertical programs to be announced soon. In 2014, Startupbootcamp was awarded the 'Best Accelerator' title by popular industry vote at Europe's premier startup event, The Europas. Patrick de Zeeuw with co-founder Ruud Hendriks published the Dutch book: " ...
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1923 Model T Ford car skids off road, killing couple
Fox News - almost 2 years
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1923 Model T Ford convertible skids off road, killing couple
Fox News - almost 2 years
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Latest ‘Books to Bookmark’ List of 21 Interesting New Book Titles from 2013 announced by Publishers Newswire
California News Wire - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004 for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, today announced its latest semi-annual "Books to Bookmark" round-up. This list of 21 new books is from the second half of 2013 which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishers, or so called "big name" authors. "Again this year we found a wealth of fascinating books, and almost universally each book added a Kindle edition which was still a 50/50 proposition previously. This shows the growth of the Kindle e-reader and apps," said PNW editor Christopher Simmons. Simmons has been a working journalist for over 30 years, and has written widely on the topic of publishing, marketing, and e-books. He is also the author of a self-published book on digital artwork and numerous small press editions of fiction (out of print). He added, "Further, the popularity of audio book ed ...
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My Mother, the Driving Force
Huffington Post - over 3 years
My Mom and me in 1936. October 19th is my Mother's birthday. She was born in 1907 and would have been 106. She was truly an amazing woman. Her father passed away in 1919 from the flu epidemic following the First World War. Her older brother had suffered from polio when very young and wore a large brace on his leg and was not able to work. Their family was of very limited means so my Grandmother needed to go to work. She became the surrogate mother for children who came to the primary children's hospital in Salt Lake City for treatment. She cared for them during their hospital stay as their own mother would have. So my Mother did the grocery shopping and prepared the meals at the age of 11. Mom graduated with honors from the University of Utah when she was 19 and married my Father the day after graduation. That day they left for Washington in a Model T Ford. It took them 11 days. When they arrived in D.C., they went to work in the A&W, nine-stool root beer stand. Wh ...
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Woman Dies When 1915 Model T Overturns
Huffington Post - over 3 years
An antique vehicle traveling near Zion National Park in Utah overturned on the last day of an international Model T club's annual tour, killing a woman from Minnesota and injuring three other people. The accident happened Friday morning on state Route 9 when the 1915 Ford Model T pulled to the side of the road to allow traffic to pass, the Utah Highway Patrol said. The right front wheel went off the pavement, the wheel's wooden spokes separated, and the vehicle flipped, troopers said. All four occupants were ejected, troopers said. It was unclear whether the vehicle had seatbelts, although Model T experts say restraints are of little use in the soft-top vehicle that typically travels at no more than 30 mph. "There's no rollover protection," said Andy Loso, who's part of a Minnesota Model T club but didn't participate in the tour. Troopers said all four victims were from Minnesota, including the 51-year-old woman who died. "This club is a family," said Rus ...
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Classic cars destroyed in Arlington garage fire
Burlington Free Press - over 3 years
A restored Model T Ford and a Cadillac have been destroyed in a garage fire in Arlington, Vt.
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Celia Blue Johnson: 9 Weird Habits Of Famous Writers
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Broach the subject of fonts with a group of authors and there's a strong chance the conversation will turn into a shouting match. For some, creativity best unfurls with an elegant serif. Others prefer a bold san serif on the page. Most of the writers I know have adopted a few quirks over time. These range from simple preferences, like pen over pencil, to more outlandish needs. For example, one might guzzle an entire packet of Swedish Fish every time inspiration runs dry, or set up a series of fans to create an optimum breeze while writing. It's no surprise then that famous writers have their own unusual habits. As I discovered while conducting research for my recent book, Odd Type Writers ($16, Perigree), some of the greatest literary minds of all time came up with techniques that were as inventive as their own fiction. There's clearly no formula for composing masterpieces. Rather, it seems that the path to literary fame is paved with one's own eccentricities. I ...
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Adventure Travel Memoir recounts real-life of heroine Aloha Wanderwell Baker – the first woman to travel around the globe in an automobile
California News Wire - almost 4 years
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Starting at the age of 16, Aloha Wanderwell Baker became the first woman to travel around the globe in an automobile, a Model-T Ford. The new book, "Aloha Wanderwell: Call to Adventure" (ISBN: 978-1484118801), published by the Nile Baker Estate and Boyd Production Group, journals those adventures. In her own words, Aloha Wanderwell Baker recounts the true story of a fantastic seven-year journey around the world that took place in the 1920s in a Model-T Ford while traveling with the Wanderwell Expedition. In some ways, Aloha could be considered the "Amelia Earhart of the Automobile." While Amelia circled the globe in the air, Aloha faced her dangers, trials and tribulations down on the ground…and she did it first. The book contains Aloha's 1939 memoir, "Call to Adventure," in addition to exclusive essays, photos and supplemental materials from the author's estate. "The book has it all," Richard Diamond, Aloha's grandson and also fo ...
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Shaking the Money Tree
Wall Street Journal - almost 4 years
Stocks of companies with high yields, low payout ratios and a history of raising dividends consistently outperform. Where to get 3% yields with room to rise: Chevron, BB&T, Ford and Time Warner Cable.
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Correction: Panama
The Economist - about 4 years
In our story on Panama ("The earthbound bite back", November 24th) we referred to a skyscraper there as the tallest in Latin America. In fact, it is now the second-tallest: the Gran Torre Santiago in Chile is 16 metres higher at 300 metres (984 feet). And in our article about Toronto ("Model-T Ford breaks down", December 1st) we should have made it clearer, when we wrote that "more than 70% of Torontonians with jobs drive to work", that we were referring to the greater Toronto area and not to the city itself. Sorry. These have been corrected online.
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Canada’s biggest city: Model-T Ford breaks down
The Economist - about 4 years
ON NOVEMBER 26th an Ontario Superior Court judge ended the short, chaotic reign of Rob Ford (pictured) as mayor of Canada’s largest city, finding him guilty of a conflict of interest and ordering him to leave office within 14 days. Mr Ford blamed it on his opponents: “the left-wing wants me out of here and they’ll do anything in their power” to achieve that. That message resonates with his supporters, known as Ford Nation, who helped their man win an election in October 2010 on a platform of less government, lower taxes and an end to the “gravy train” in municipal politics.In fact, Mr Ford was largely the architect of his own downfall. Although there are no political parties at municipal level, his bombastic, polarising manner has prompted remorseless opposition. The turmoil surrounding him has added to the troubles of Canada’s business capital, a city of 2.6m that is struggling with an unwieldy political structure, financial strain and horrendous transport problems.The mayor ...
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Nelson Davis: American Dream or Fantasy?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
This first reading material that I picked up this morning contained an article with the provocative title "The American Dream: What went wrong?" I happen to think the dream is still intact and can be as real today as it was 50 or even 100 years ago. But today there seems to be a growing chorus of people who view it as a fantasy; in other words, a dream that they feel can't become their reality. With the political season reaching its own hot conclusion, rhetoric and questions about the meaning of the American Dream abound. I sometimes wonder what the phrase meant to past generations and why a swath of the current generation has filed it in the same place as the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. My personal view of the great dream has always had roots in aspirations of self reliance and business ownership. Here's how it worked for one person. My grandfather was the son of freed slaves who grew up the in rural and officially segregated Alabama. If there had been a label for his ...
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Frozen in time: World's first snowmobile fitted with bright blue chains and skis in 1925 goes under the hammer
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Back in 1925, this Model T Ford motor car with a crude set of skis and chains attached was at the forefront of winter travel.
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San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
ENDERS Short Story Edition Bring your favorite short story (or essay or anthology) collection. Ancient Plant Garden Walk Join gardener Jason Martinez and curator Don Mahoney of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society for a walk through time, traveling from the Devonian era through the Cretaceous, experiencing the same plants that the dinosaurs encountered. 6-7:30 p.m. Thurs. S.F. Botanical Garden, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way. www.sfbotanicalgarden.org. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.calacademy.org/nightlife. FAIRS & FESTIVALSAntique Autos Show The 12th annual event presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club, featuring 200 cars. Art & Wine Festival Buyers and browsers will find thousands of handcrafted items by America's best artists while browsing among 600 well-stocked booths featuring original work in glass, ceramics, metals, fiber, leather, wood, jewelry and fine art. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat ...
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Schedule of events
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
Friday --7 a.m.-10 a.m. — Kiwanis Club Apple Festival Pancake Breakfast, First Baptist Church, Fourth Avenue and Washington Street (Use Fourth Avenue entrance) --10 a.m. — N.C. Apple Festival Opening Ceremonies, Historic Courthouse Main Street and First Avenue --Downtown street fair, Main Street (arts, crafts, food) --Apple Festival Window Display Contest --Apple Recipe Contest 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., First Citizens Bank, Main Street and Sixth Avenue --Downtown Hendersonville sidewalk sales, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. --Henderson County Heritage Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Main Street, Historic Henderson County Courthouse --Wells Fargo Family Fun Zone, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Wells Fargo parking lot, Main Street, downtown --U.S. Marine Corps Chin-Up Challenge, Main Street --Mineral & Lapidary Museum Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 400 N. Main St., Hendersonville --31st annual Gem & Mineral Spectacular, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Whitmire Activity Center, Lily Pond Road --50th Opportunity House Art ...
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World Travel in a Model T Ford: Adventure and Intrigue Surround the Life of Aloha Wanderwell
California News Wire - over 4 years
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Richard Diamond, founder of AlohaWanderwell.com, announced this week that June 4, 2012 marks the sixteenth anniversary of Aloha Wanderwell's death, the first woman to travel around the world in an automobile – a Model T Ford that she affectionately named "Little Lizzie." Aloha was 16 when she began this journey in 1922. While a convent school student in France, Aloha responded to a newspaper ad enticing a young woman to be the recording secretary for an around-the-world expedition. This was the beginning of a remarkable life-long series of adventures, best summed up by Aloha in her unpublished memoir, "The Driving Passion." Aloha traveled to 43 countries in four continents. She fell in love with her traveling companion, Captain Walter Wanderwell, and they married midway through their journey. In 1929, the initial expedition ended, but their adventures continued. Next, the Wanderwells traveled to the Mata Grosso region of the Amazon ...
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Authorities: Kidnapped girls told officers they went 3 days without food, water
Fox News - almost 5 years
Hope was fading that two young sisters abducted from their Tennessee home would be found alive two weeks after they vanished: Their kidnapper had already killed their mother and sister, and he was armed with a pistol as officers closed in. Adam Mayes could have killed them days ago, could have left them in the woods as he fled for another hideout, could have shot them in desperation as he was surrounded by officers. Yet 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain went home to their father Friday alive, with no apparent injuries other than being tired, scared and itchy from poison ivy. They also told the officers who found them that they had not had food or water for three days, said Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Steve Crawford. Beverly Goodman, the aunt of the slain mother, Jo Ann Bain, said she was relieved the girls were home but still saddened by the killings of Bain and Bain's 14-year-old daughter Adrienne. "He's been ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of T. J. Ford
  • 2012
    On March 15, 2012, Ford, Richard Jefferson and a 2012 first-round pick were traded to the Golden State Warriors.
    More Details Hide Details Ford was then waived by the Warriors. During the 2011 NBA lockout, Ford signed to play with KK Zagreb of Croatia. Ford started the T. J. Ford Foundation in September 2004, an organization that seeks to enhance individuals through programs designed to develop their educational, recreational, physical and social well-being in collaboration with family and community. The Foundation has a presence in Texas and Wisconsin. Elsewhere, Ford is mentioned by rapper Paul Wall in the song "Get Aphilliated" in which Wall raps: "I'm like that T. J. Ford, I'm deadly on them threes" (ironic because Ford was not known as a three-point shooter).
    He suffered from a stinger after being elbowed in his back by Baron Davis during a game against the New York Knicks on March 7, 2012: "If it's anybody else, it's just a regular play.
    More Details Hide Details But because of me and my condition a simple elbow in the back has a different outcome than hitting someone else in the back."
    On March 12, 2012, after playing 14 games, he announced on Twitter that he would retire.
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  • 2011
    On December 9, 2011, Ford signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
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  • 2009
    On February 1, 2009, he scored a career-high 36 points in a game against the New York Knicks, a week after tying his previous career-high of 34 points.
    More Details Hide Details However, the Pacers were eventually edged out of playoffs qualification by Detroit. The bright spot in Ford's first campaign with the Pacers was his recording of a career-best in points per game.
  • 2008
    The Raptors sent Indiana Rasho Nesterovič, Maceo Baston and the 17th pick in the draft (Roy Hibbert), and because Ford's contract made him a "base-year compensation" player, the trade was only finalized on July 9, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Ford got off to a good start with his new team, with the Pacers alternating between him and Jarrett Jack for the starting point guard position. While the occasional injury prevented Ford from performing at the optimal level all the time, he was able to keep up his game of attacking the basket.
    On the eve of the 2008 NBA draft, it was reported that the Raptors had traded Ford to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Jermaine O'Neal and the 41st pick in the draft (Nathan Jawai).
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    However, after spending several weeks with his old trainer John Lucas in Houston, Ford made his return on 4 February 2008 to the bench.
    More Details Hide Details By the end of the season, there was much speculation that the Raptors would try to trade Ford, originally a central piece of the Raptors' long-term plans, and rebuild their team around the more efficient Calderón. In the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Toronto was pitted against the Orlando Magic in the first round and the perception was that Toronto's depth at the point guard position could prove to be key. While Ford played poorly in the first two games which the Raptors lost, he was pivotal in the third, bringing the series score to 2–1. The Raptors, however, were eliminated in five games, and the coaches' decision not to deploy Ford to close out games during the playoffs—coupled with Ford's subsequent alleged refusal to play backup on the team—led to further speculation about his future.
  • 2007
    On 11 December 2007, following a flagrant foul committed by Al Horford, Ford suffered what appeared to be a serious injury in a game against the Atlanta Hawks.
    More Details Hide Details He was conscious but did not appear to move before he was strapped to a stretcher and wheeled off the court. In his absence, Calderón earned rave reviews for his performances and surpassed Ford as the starting point guard for the Raptors.
    Prior to the 2007–08 season, Ford focused on improving his turnover-to-assist ratio.
    More Details Hide Details When the season began, coach Sam Mitchell continued to rotate between Ford and Calderón to good effect.
    In the 2007 NBA Playoffs, he averaged 16. ppg and 4. apg, but Toronto lost four games to two to the New Jersey Nets in the first round.
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    His form continued when he equaled his career-high of 18 assists in a game against the New York Knicks on 14 March 2007 — one short of the Raptors franchise record set by Damon Stoudamire.
    More Details Hide Details Ford ended the 2006–07 regular season with 14. ppg and 7.9 apg, both career highs, and was also credited with bringing the Raptors to their first playoff berth in five years, as well as helping them clinch their first ever Division title.
    Ford's clutch play was again evident in a 120–119 overtime win against the Seattle SuperSonics on 11 March 2007 when he scored almost all of the team's overtime points.
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  • 2006
    On 20 December 2006 he scored the winning basket against the Los Angeles Clippers and two days later, converted almost every shot in overtime and provided the vital assist in the win against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • 2005
    Ford rejoined the Bucks when training camp opened, and in his first game back on the court on 1 November 2005 he was one rebound shy of a triple double (with 16 points, 14 assists and 9 rebounds in 34 minutes of play) in a 117–108 Milwaukee road win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
    More Details Hide Details As the season progressed Ford showed almost no effects from his injury, playing with the same intensity and hustle as he did in his rookie season. He ended the regular season with 12.2 ppg and 6.6 apg, but found that the Bucks had abandoned a fast-paced style of offense. New coach Terry Stotts was beginning to rely more on the jump shooting of Michael Redd, the post play of Andrew Bogut and Jamaal Magloire, and the playmaking of developing point guard Mo Williams, so that Ford became a less important component of the team. It made me appreciate the game more, that I'm still given a chance to play it at the highest level. Following the 2005–06 season, newly appointed Toronto Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo overhauled Toronto's roster in preparation for the 2006–07 season. He was looking for a true point guard, and acquired Ford in exchange for promising Raptors forward Charlie Villanueva. This trade was initially criticised by basketball observers as "lopsided" due to Ford's injury history, but Ford was installed as the starting point guard for the Raptors, and together with Chris Bosh, the duo formed the centerpiece of the Raptors' offense. Ford also forged a solid partnership with sophomore and fellow point guard José Calderón, the latter backing him up when Ford was injured for several games in the middle of the season. Apart from his quick speed (Ford was voted the fastest player in the NBA in a 2007 Sports Illustrated survey of 271 NBA players), Ford's clutch play was instrumental for the Raptors throughout his inaugural season.
    In June 2005, a statement was released by Dr. Robert Watkins of the Los Angeles Spine Surgery Institute that said Ford had made a complete recovery.
    More Details Hide Details The point guard had trained intensively for months in his hometown of Houston under the supervision of former NBA player John Lucas; together they worked on Ford's shooting, stamina, and strength.
  • 2004
    Ford sat out the entire 2004–05 season due to his spinal cord injury.
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    The injury occurred on February 24, 2004, during a home game versus the Minnesota Timberwolves where he fell on his tail bone after being fouled by center Mark Madsen.
    More Details Hide Details He suffered a contusion of the spinal cord, a career-threatening injury.
    However, he played in only 55 games that season before an injury forced him to miss the final 26 games of the regular season and the 2004 NBA Playoffs.
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  • 2003
    Having felt he had nothing more to prove at college level, Ford decided to turn professional after his second year of college to enter the 2003 NBA draft, and was heralded by NBA.com as having "the prescient ability to see the play before it happens, like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird".
    More Details Hide Details Ford was picked eighth in the first round by the Milwaukee Bucks in a very strong draft class, which featured future NBA All-Stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony. In his first season, he led the Bucks in assists with 6.5 assists per game, while tallying 7.1 for points per game (ppg). Ford was also selected to the NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team.
    Having been awarded numerous top basketball accolades in high school and college, Ford entered the 2003 NBA draft and was selected eighth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks.
    More Details Hide Details Ford's recurring back injuries resulted in him missing many games in his three seasons with the Bucks, but in 2005, it was announced that he was fit to play basketball again. Ford was traded to the Raptors prior to the 2006–07 NBA season, and established himself as the starting point guard, helping the team win the Atlantic Division crown and reach the 2007 NBA Playoffs. Following an injury sustained in the 2007–08 NBA season, however, Ford had difficulties reclaiming the starting spot and was traded to the Indiana Pacers. He signed with KK Zagreb of Croatia during the 2011 NBA lockout where he appeared in one game, playing 17 minutes and scoring 7 points. On December 9, 2011, Ford signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs. Off the court, Ford set up the T. J. Ford Foundation in 2004 to help participants achieve their academic, personal and civil goals.
  • 2001
    Subsequently, Ford was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, but he went on to play basketball for the Texas Longhorns for the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons.
    More Details Hide Details In his first season at Texas, Ford not only led the team in steals and minutes per game, he became the first freshman player in NCAA history to lead the nation in assists (8.27 per game). Ford's play ensured that Texas made it to the Sweet Sixteen, while he recorded 15 double-digit assist games, and was named a consensus Big 12 Freshman of the Year. In 2003, the sophomore was third in the nation in assists (7.7 per game), and led the Longhorns in scoring, assists and steals. Ford was also the South Regional MVP while leading Texas to its first Final Four since 1947. At the end of the season, the consensus First Team All-America selection won the prestigious Naismith College Player of the Year and John Wooden awards, and was named Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, ESPN.com and CBS SportsLine. To honor Ford, his #11 jersey was retired by his university, making him the fourth University of Texas athlete in any sport (and the first basketball player) to have such an honor, joining Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams, and Roger Clemens.
  • 1983
    Born on March 24, 1983.
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