Football Bowl Subdivision
List of 2008 Candidates

#28 William Ford , RB

South Carolina State Bulldogs

SR 5-11 , 200

2008 Season Stats
Rushing StatsReceiving Stats
1at UCF1236033903L 17-0
2vs. Benedict2312335.321005W 42-3
3vs. Bethune-Cook2817526.21101W 28-19
4at Clemson91401.62-10-0.5L 54-0
5at Winston-Salem St1911616.131906.3W 43-17
6at Florida A&M2314916.5111011W 28-21
7vs. Norfolk State1817919.921407W 24-23
9vs. Hampton2518217.3W 35-13
10at Delaware State196403.4W 23-17
11vs. Howard128627.2W 56-0
12at Morgan State129708.1W 32-0
13at NC A&T2316117W 55-0
14at Appalachian State2311715.13903L 37-21
Ford has been the offensive spark plug for a South Carolina State team that has won its first MEAC championship since 1994 and advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 1982. But success as a runner is nothing new for the shifty speedster. Ford rushed for 1,389 yards and averaged 6.6 yards per carry with four touchdowns for a Bulldog team that tied for second in the MEAC with a 6-2 mark and was 8-4 overall. He was second in the MEAC in rushing and 12th nationally with an average of 126 yards per game. Ford set the school single-game record for rushing with 322 yards last year in a 51-7 victory over North Carolina A&T, one of seven games with over 100 yards rushing. He rushed for 752 yards, a 6.7-yard average and 10 TDs as a freshman and led the team with 20 kickoff returns for 517 yards and a 25.9 average, including one return for a 90-yard TD against Coastal Carolina.