Clemson's Jacoby Ford Named ACC Indoor Freshman of the Year


by -
Discuss on TigerBoard   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed

Greensboro, NC - Clemson sprint standout Jacoby Ford was honored as the ACC Indoor Freshman of the Year, the league office has announced. The native of Royal Palm Beach, FL posted an ACC record in the 60m dash at 6.52 seconds. He won that event easily and also earned All-ACC honors by finishing third in the 200m dash.


He is the third Tiger to achieve Freshman of the Year honor. Ato Modibo won the first-ever Freshman of the Year honors in 2000, while current senior Adam Linkenauger won the honor in 2004.


Ford's time of 6.52 in the final is the fastest in the nation this year. A day earlier, he posted a time of 6.53 in the prelims. The previous school record was 6.55 by Michael Green. The ACC meet record was 6.56 by another former Clemson sprinter, Shawn Crawford.


Ford has automatically qualified and will be one of the favorites this weekend in the 60m dash. He will be joined by teammate Travis Padgett in the 60m field. The 60m prelims will be held Friday in Fayetteville, AR at 6:30 PM.

Rate this Story:
24 votes

Discuss on TigerBoard   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Georgia OT picks up Clemson offer
Georgia OT picks up Clemson offer
Quarterback: Battle for starting spot heads into final week of fall camp
Quarterback: Battle for starting spot heads into final week of fall camp
WATCH: Deshaun Watson leads Texans 79 yards for first TD back
WATCH: Deshaun Watson leads Texans 79 yards for first TD back
WATCH: Mike Williams with remarkable TD grab
WATCH: Mike Williams with remarkable TD grab
Swinney looking forward to "interesting bus ride" into LSU's Death Valley
Swinney looking forward to "interesting bus ride" into LSU's Death Valley
Thursday's scrimmage a battle of the elite versus the elite
Thursday's scrimmage a battle of the elite versus the elite
Unfinished Business: Mark Fields looking to put it all together in 2018
Unfinished Business: Mark Fields looking to put it all together in 2018
WATCH: Deshaun Watson hype video "Doubted"
WATCH: Deshaun Watson hype video "Doubted"
Fox Sports analyst thinks Deshaun Watson could 'change the sport' of football
Fox Sports analyst thinks Deshaun Watson could 'change the sport' of football
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest