Former Melrose High Football star Jacob Ford was carted off the NFL Tennessee Titans Practice Field last night..
A Rookie Defensive End, Ford tor his Achilles Tendon and is out for the year.
He took a circuitous route to the NFL..
After Leading Melrose to a State Championship in 19-98, Ford signed with Memphis..but played only his Freshman season before leaving school for Family reasons.
He later played in Junior College in Mississippi, and finished as a second team All-American at the University of Central Arkansas..
The Titans made him the 30th pick in the 6th round in April.