Football

Football's Darren Ford Named MIAA Special Teams Player Of The Week

Hope College kicker Darren Ford has been recognized as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance during a 36-14 victory against Alma College on Saturday.

The senior from Howell, Michigan (Howell HS) booted three field goals, three point-after attempts and four touchbacks on kickoffs for the Flying Dutchmen amid a driving rainstorm at Ray & Sue Smith Stadium.

This is the second time this season Ford has received the award and the sixth time in his career.

Ford made field goals of 22, 34, and 34 yards. The pair of 34-yarders were into a stiff, second-quarter wind.

Ford averaged 62.4 yards over four kickoff attempts.

Ford also punted four times for an average of 46.3 yards.

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