Armand “Money” Ford #56 will be the anchor for Chattooga’s offensive line as he enters into his senior season as the starting center. Ford is a versatile player and will see playing time on defense at nose guard. Ford has been selected twice for all region and all area teams. Last year Ford was the pulling guard and was in the top two players on the team with the most pancake blocks per game.
Ford stands 5’10” and weighs 270 lbs. His max squat is 545 lbs, max bench is 270 lbs and he runs the 40 yard dash in 4.99.
Ford spent much of the summer at various camps including the University of Alabama, Sewanee and the NUC Combine. Ford’s strength, determination and skills earned him the best offensive lineman award at Alabama’s camp. At the NUC combine Ford managed a 21.5” vertical leap in spite of his 270 frame and also won the offensive line MVP.
Assistant Head Coach Nicky Peppers attended the University of Alabama Camp with Ford and Big Mike Adams. “Armand is a very good player who knows the game, and he finishes his blocks,” said Coach Peppers.
Ford has his sights set on playing at the next level in football. His top three college picks are Kennesaw State, Carson-Newman and Oklahoma University. Currently he is being recruited by Kennesaw State, University of the South, Shorter University, UAB, Fordham and Hillsdale among others.
Ford is a great example of a student athlete maintaining a 3.67 GPA and is a member of the JGG Club (jobs for Georgia Graduates).
“Armand is a senior leader who loves the game of football. He has moved to the center position on offense to anchor our line and make all our calls,” says Chattooga Head Coach Charles Hammon.
He is the son of Tiffany Price and Will Ford.
All On Georgia: What inspires you to play football?
Ford: My biggest inspiration is my grandmother, I just want to make it so I never have to see her struggle again she’s the reason I play.
All On Georgia: What are your other interests and hobbies outside of football?
Ford: I just love it when I get to volunteer at the animal shelter, I guess you could say that’s a hobby
All On Georgia: What are three words or descriptors to tell about yourself?
Ford: Three words that describe me are: outspoken, lover, and winner
All On Georgia: What advice would you give a young rec football player?
Ford: Advice I would give is to work hard every day whether it’s in the weight room, the field or the classroom and you’ll be successful
All On Georgia: What are your goals for this season?
Ford: My goals are for the team and myself to win our region, and hopefully make a run in the playoffs to end my last year with a ring
All On Georgia: Do you have a pre-game ritual?
Ford: Pre-game rituals I listen to country music to help keep faith up, and then I pray to the lord and dedicate the game to my fallen grandfather
All On Georgia: What would be a perfect pre-game meal for you?
Ford: Perfect preface meal has to be when we get to eat Chick-Fil-a