Welcome to the 2023 FCS Jersey Countdown.
Leading up to Week 0 games on Aug. 26, HERO Sports will name the best returning FCS player by jersey number, 99-0. Because team rosters are updated at different times across the country and to keep things consistent, jersey numbers are based on last season’s rosters.
Note: Jersey numbers are based on 2022 rosters
65: Jordan Ford, OL (Sr.) — UC Davis
Ford enters his sixth season at UC Davis and his fifth as a starter. The 6-foot-2, 273-pound guard is a three-time All-Big Sky selection.
He earned All-Conference Honorable Mention accolades in 2019 as a redshirt freshman. Ford was then named to the Second Team in the 2021 spring and in 2022.
UC Davis finished No. 24 in FCS rushing offense last year (191.5 yards per game) and No. 15 in scoring (35.9 points per game).
Ford’s 2022 PFF offensive grade of 71.8 was No. 21 among FCS offensive guards, highlighted by his pass-blocking grade of 79.6. In 412 pass-blocking reps, he allowed just one sack and two hurries for an efficiency of 99.5.
In 1,088 career pass-blocking reps recorded by PFF, Ford has allowed two sacks, one hit, and seven hurries for a 99.4 career efficiency.