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Recruit Spotlight: K/P Craig Ford, Hahnville High School, Class of 2014

December 31, 2013

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Craig Ford-Property of LAFM

By Reid Althage

LAFM: Name, position, school?

My name is Craig Ford, and I am the K/P for Hahnville High School.


LAFM: Current weight and height?

6-3, 165 lbs

LAFM: Current ACT score and GPA?

19 ACT, 2.75 GPA


LAFM: 40-yard dash, average kick off, longest field gola this year?

I run a 4.7 40-yard dash. I think my kick offs average about 64 yards, and I usually get them into the endzone. My longest field goal this year was 50 yards.


LAFM: How did the season go for you and the team?

It was pretty good. I would have liked to go past the 2nd round of the playoffs, but overall happy with the season.


LAFM: What has been your best game this season?

My best game was probably against Thibodaux High School. I went perfect on my PATs as well as made 2 field goals. The last one was a 27 yard game winner. I also played well against Rummel. I made a 50 yard field goal, and pinned Rummel inside the 10 yard line 3 times.


LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?

As a kicker, I really like Justin Tucker. He had an incredible year this past season. I also admire Drew Brees. He is going to be an all-time great QB.


LAFM: How old were you when you started playing and where?

It was actually my freshman year when I decided to become a kicker. I was a soccer player with a good leg, so I decided to try out for Kicker.


LAFM: Do you have any family members or friends that have had a big influence on you as you play football?

I would not be anywhere without my dad. He never let me give up on anything especially football or soccer. If it was not for him, I probably would not be where I am today.


LAFM: If football does not work out for you, what do you see yourself doing? Have you thought of a major in college?

As of right now, I am considering Construction Managment. At first I actually looked into architectural graphing. None of the schools I looked at had that as a major, but Construction Management is something that is similar.


LAFM: Are there any schools that are recruiting you?

I have a couple schools like ULM, McNeese, Northwestern and New Mexico. I am leaning toward ULM, but nothing is certain.


LAFM: What positions are you being recruited for? What is your favorite positions and why?

I am being recruited as both Kicker and Punter. If I had to choose one I would choose kicker. I like the pressure.


LAFM: What was something special about your team this year?

We had an extremely good defense. They held our opponents in check all year.


LAFM: Outside of football, what makes your school or town special?

I just think it is the people around here. Everyone is extremely hospitable and have great personality. At the school, all of the teachers and students are nice good people.

About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.