3 DeNique Ford
|Hometown:||Moreno Val., Calif|
|High School:||Canyon Springs HS '02|
|Previous College:||Riverside CC|
2006: Listed as a starter at cornerback on preseason depth chart. 2005: Started three games at cornerback in place of injured starter Isaiah Trufant. His average of 4.8 tackles per game ranked 37th in the Big Sky. He made the first start of his career against Idaho State (9/24/05) and had a career-high nine tackles. One game earlier he had three passes broken up and five tackles against Western Oregon (9/17/05). He also had four tackles and a pair of break-ups versus Sacramento State (10/29/05) in the second start of his career. He was the team's special teams player of the week against Portland State (10/1/05) and had the team's big hit versus Sacramento State (10/29/05). 2004: Saw significant action, mostly on special teams and some as a backup cornerback. He finished with 13 tackles and one forced fumble. JC: At Riverside Community College, he earned first team All-Mission Conference National Division honors as a freshman in 2003. He finished the season with two interceptions, 70 tackles and seven passes broken up. HS: Graduated from Canyon Springs HS in Moreno Valley, Calif., in 2002. He was a first team All-Ivy League selection in his senior season. He had a game-winning blocked field goal as well as an interception in a victory over Arlington High School. He had a total of four blocked field goals as a senior. He earned second team All-Ivy League honors as a junior. He finished his career with nine interceptions, including five as a sophomore. Personal: Born 7/19/84 in Fontana, Calif. He spent fall 2002 working full time as he and his sister maintained their family home following the death of their mother to cancer. Interdisciplinary studies major.