Kansas Jayhawks

DeAnte Ford

Position Safety
Height 5'10''
Weight 181 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Houston, Texas
High School Ridge Point HS

Career Honors: 2016: KU’s Special Team Player of the Week (West Virginia).

2019 (Sr.): Saw playing time in each of the Jayhawks’ first four games (Indiana State, Coastal Carolina, at Boston College and West Virginia) but did not record any statistics … at TCU: Made four solo tackles against the Horned Frogs to register his first stats of 2019 … Oklahoma: Registered a pair of tackles (one solo, one assisted) against the Sooners … Also recorded a tackle-for-loss of one yard … at Texas: Contributed two tackles (one solo, one assisted) to the Jayhawks’ defensive effort in Austin … Texas Tech: Helped lead the KU defense to a Homecoming victory over the Red Raiders, 37-34 … Contributed season/career highs in both tackles (six solos) and matched his bests with 1.0 TFL …at Oklahoma State: Made one solo tackle against the nationally ranked Cowboys in Stillwater … Kansas State: Saw playing time against the Jayhawks’ in-state rival, but did not record any stats on the afternoon … at Iowa State: Tallied a single solo tackle against the Cyclones in Ames … Baylor: Recorded three solo tackles against the Bears in the Jayhawks’ season finale … Made his 12th appearance of the season in the Crimson and the Blue.

2018 (Jr.): Appeared in 11 games … Totaled nine tackles, including seven solo … Had one tackles-for-loss of three yards … Recorded one forced fumble …  at Central Michigan: Recorded one tackle … Rutgers: Totaled two tackles … at West Virginia: Credited with one tackle … at Texas Tech: Recorded one TFL … at Oklahoma: Recorded three tackles and a pass break up.

2017 (So.): Played in all 12 games on special teams, cornerback and nickleback … Picked up his first-career start against Oklahoma State at nickleback … Finished the season with 17 tackles …  SEMO: Recorded one solo tackle … at Ohio: Had one tackle … West Virginia: Tallied two tackles and one pass breakup … Texas Tech: Set a new career high with five tackles, including four solo stops … at TCU: Had one solo tackle …  Credited with his first-career tackle-for-loss … K-State: Recorded one tackle against the Wildcats … Baylor: Tallied one tackle … at Oklahoma State: Registered his first-career start and had tied his career best with five tackles.

2016 (RFr.): Saw the first action of his career at Memphis … Recorded time on special teams assignments throughout the season … Posted three tackles on the year … Oklahoma State: Notched the first tackle of his career on kickoff coverage against the Cowboys … at West Virginia: Collected a career-high two tackles.   

2015 (Fr.): Redshirted his first season at Kansas.

High School: Earned three letters playing at Ridge Point HS in Missouri City, Texas … Helped the Mustangs to a 12-1 record in 2014 … A two-time all-district wide receiver … Named Ridge Point’s Most Valuable Offensive Player his senior season … Also lettered in track & field, placing second in the 2015 Texas State track meet’s 4×400-meter relay … A member of the A/B honor roll his junior and senior years and a two-time recipient of academic all-district honors.

Personal: Son of Gregory and Canitra Ford … Has two siblings, KaTrae and Nia … Father, Gregory, played football at Texas Southern and brother, KaTrae, played football at UTEP … Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.