Alabama Running Back Finds a New Home
Former Alabama running back Jerome Ford has found a new home. Ford spent two seasons in Tuscaloosa before opting to enter the transfer window last week. He started the season opener against Duke in 2019 after Najee Harris and Brian Robinson were suspended by Nick Saban. Ford will transfer to the University of Cincinnati.
While in Tuscaloosa, Ford saw time in eight games across two seasons. He accrued 31 carries for 151 yards and three rushing touchdowns; he also caught two passes for 11 yards. Under the new redshirt rules Ford was able to redshirt in 2019 in spite of appearing in four games. Even with the departure of Ford, the Crimson Tide backfield will still be crowded with Najee Harris, Brian Robinson, Trey Sanders, Keilan Robinson, Roydell Williams and Jase McClellan.
Ford was a four-star recruit out of Armwood High School in Tampa, Florida. 247sports ranked Ford the 66th prospect out of the state of Florida and the 12th overall all-purpose running back in the class of 2018.
Cincinnati won the American Athletic Conference Eastern Division in 2019 after finishing 11-2 in Luke Fickell’s third season as head coach. The Bearcats’ leading running backs, Michael Warren II and Gerrid Doaks, were both juniors in 2019 and will have graduated by 2021 when Ford will likely be eligible to play again. Keep it locked in with Tide 100.9fm, tide1009.com/listen-live and the TIDE APP for all your updates on the Alabama Crimson Tide.