Isaiah Ford had a record-breaking career for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 2014-16. A three-star recruit from Jacksonville, Fla., Ford quickly emerged as a starter for the Hokies in 2014.
Ford caught 56 passes for 709 yards and six touchdowns as a true freshman. Ford took an even bigger step forward in 2015, catching 75 passes for 1,164 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2015.
Justin Fuente took over as head coach in 2016 after the retirement of the legendary Frank Beamer and the new boss quickly realized what he had in Ford. Ford helped lead the Hokies to an ACC title game appearance that season with 73 receptions for 1,038 yards and seven scores.
Ford would be named second-team All-ACC that season and later declared for the 2017 NFL Draft.
He would be selected in the seventh round by the Miami Dolphins.
After spending parts of the last three seasons on Miami’s roster, the Dolphins traded the former Hokie within the AFC East to the New England Patriots for a conditional seventh-round draft choice.
The Patriots need wide receivers, but unfortunately for Ford he won’t be catching passes from Tom Brady.
In seven games this season, Ford has caught 18 passes for 184 yards.
During his three seasons at Virginia Tech, Ford broke the school record for career receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. His teammate, Cam Phillips, would surpass him in receptions and yards the following season, but Ford still holds the Virginia Tech record for receiving touchdowns.
Good luck in New England, Isaiah.