Mount Union junior safety Kordell Ford (Massillon / Washington) has been named a nominee for the 2019 Cliff Harris Award, given to the nation's top small college defensive player.
Ford started all 12 games for the Purple Raiders this season and had 53 tackles with 8.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, a fumble recovery and an interception. He earned the Ohio Athletic Conference Lee Tressel Award as the conference's top defensive back and was an All-OAC first team selection.
The winner of the award is awarded the $3,000 Cliff Harris Award Trophy, presented by Super Bowl Champion and six-time Pro Bowler Cliff Harris. For the story of Cliff Harris, visit www.CliffHarrisAward.com and read about his journey to the National Football League.