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University of Miami Athletics

Jonathan Ford


Defensive Line




318 lbs.




Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School


Jonathan Ford - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2021 (Senior*): Saw action in 10 games and made eight starts in final season…Missed final two games of year due to injury…Finished with 14 total tackles and one half-tackle for loss in final campaign…Started season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4) and had one tackle…Started against Appalachian State (Sept. 11) and totaled two tackles…Had three tackles against Michigan State (Sept. 18)…Started against both Virginia (Sept. 30) and North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Had one tackle in win over NC State (Oct. 23)…Credited with two tackles in start against Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Tallied two stops in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Finished with two tackles against Florida State (Nov. 13).

2020 (Senior): Saw action in 10 games and made nine starts as second-year starter on interior of defensive line…Totaled 19 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble…Started season opener against UAB (Sept. 10) and had two tackles…Started in road win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19)…Lone tackle was half-tackle for loss in start in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Had one tackle at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Posted two tackles in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Had pair of tackles in win over Virginia (Oct. 24)…Recorded two stops in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Finished with career-high six tackles in win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Had one tackle for loss in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Started 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

2019 (Junior): Started all 13 games on interior of defensive line…Totaled 18 tackles (seven solo) with 3.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks…Added one PBU and one forced fumble…Made first start of career in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24)…Started at North Carolina (Sept. 7)…Made third straight start in home opener versus Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Credited with two tackles and 0.5 TFLs in start versus Central Michigan (Sept. 21)…Posted one solo tackle in start versus Virginia Tech (Oct. 5)…Started game versus Virginia (Oct. 11) and finished with four total tackles, including 3-yard sack…Had one solo tackle in start versus Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Lone tackle in start versus Pittsburgh (Oct. 26) was half-tackle for loss…Finished with 8-yard sack and two total tackles in start at Florida State (Nov. 2)…Started in win over Louisville (Nov. 9)…Had one tackle in start versus FIU (Nov. 23)…Started and posted three total tackles, including half-sack, in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30).

2018 (Sophomore): Saw action in 10 games…Totaled eight tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss…Saw action in season opener against LSU (Sept. 2)…Had one tackle in win over Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Posted two tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss in win at Toledo (Sept. 15)…Had two tackles in win over FIU (Sept. 22)…Saw action against North Carolina (Sept. 27) and Florida State (Oct. 6)…Played at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)…Saw action in wins at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) and at home vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Had pair of tackles in New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27).

2017 (True Freshman): Saw action in seven games…Totaled one tackle…Made career debut in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and finished with one tackle…Saw action in win at Duke (Sept. 29) and against Georgia Tech (Oct. 14).

High School: Consensus three-star defensive line prospect by from 247Sports, Scout and ESPN…Rated as the 27th-best defensive tackle by 247Sports…Ranked as the 52nd- best prospect in the state of Florida according to 247Sports…Selected Sun-Sentinel First Team All-County…Coached by Lorenzo Davis at Dillard High School…Chose Miami over offers from Kentucky, Tennessee, USC, Auburn, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic