Qb Tre Ford is a unique athlete. He played football, and ran track collegiately. That in itself was not what made him unique. It was his position on the football field that made this scenario unique. Quarterbacks don’t often run track, when they do, they certainly aren’t competing at the National Level.
Tre Ford however finds himself Nationally Ranked in Canada as a runner. Despite this he states “Now that I’m headed to the draft I have to put track aside. I have been lucky enough to stay competitive at 200 lbs, but teams will want me to add weight as a quarterback” He takes no issue with committing to a single sport in 2022 and beyond.
Tre attended Waterloo University, and quickly became a sensation when in his second year with the school he was able to seize the starting job and put up a massive second season with over 3,800 yards, 32 tds, and just 2 ints. He averaged over 400 all purpose yards per game for his sophomore season. He also was able to unleash a 65 yard punt.
He would continue to find success in year 3. His second season as a starter saw him post multiple 100 yard games, put up 26 tds to just 10 ints, added 1 reception for 5 yards, and still added 4 punt attempts as well. Ford is the definition of versatile.
Following this year, the 2020 season was cancelled, and Tre took it upon himself to meet with receivers one on one to continue to develop chemistry and stay fresh for the following season which would undoubtedly be his last in college.
Returning for the 2021 season actually didn’t help Ford as much as he had hoped. He actually posted his worst statistical season, but that is relative. He still had a 2 to 1 td ratio, he still averaged nearly 85 rushing yards a game and around 250 yards passing. He still completed over 63% of his passes showing even at his worst he was a great quarterback.
That’s when his stock took off. He would attend the Canadian National work outs along with his twin brother Tyrell. While Tyrell actually posted better numbers, and also cemented his draft stock for 2022, it was Tre who stole the show. As a quarterback he was able to post a 4.45 40 yard dash something few men before him have been able to do. Upon research only 3 men have run faster at the NFL combine in the history of the American League. Despite his nearly unrivaled athleticism at the quarterback position, Tre is quite firm in what position he wants to play.
When asked about the potential of being used at other positions, “I would do it, but make it clear it was with the plan to still develop primarily as a quarterback.” After graduating college in 2022 with a stat line like this:
8,003 passing yards, 2,816 rushing yards, 64 tds, 22 ints, 19 rushing tds and 69% completion rate while also handling punt duties at times. With these statistics, and plenty of film showing he isn’t a run first QB, but a guy who prides himself in being a passer first, teams are bound to take notice at the NFL level.
Tre may have run himself right out of the CFL draft, and into consideration in a weak NFL QB class in 2022. He finds himself hoping to land with an NFL team, knowing he most likely will have a fall back in Canada if nothing else. However there are still teams in the NFL desperately hoping to find their next QB. Could Tre Ford be the next big name from Canada to make it at the NFL level?
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