WVU has produced many fan favorites, some we know what they are doing now, and some we lose touch with. This week we chat with Mountaineer defensive lineman Larry Ford to see what he is doing now.
Ford now plays for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks and is entering his fourth season in the American Indoor Football League. One of his former Steelhawk teammates was quarterback Adam Bednarik.
The Steelhawks recently picked up another Mountaineer in Jeff Braun. Braun and Ford played together for the Mountaineers from 2009-2010
“Braun is a good dude,” Ford said of being reunited with Braun. “It’s going to be great to suit up with him again. I can’t wait to get started with Jeff alongside, so he can help bring the Steelhawks a championship.”
After this up-and-down WVU season, multiple Mountaineers have voiced their opinion on what they thought about the team.
Ford put the season in perspective, saying, “We lost to the top four teams in the Big 12 and lost one at the end that we should have won. They [the team] are growing and learning. Defense had a great year even without Karl Joseph, and the offense has some promising stars that are going to help the program for years to come.”
Ford also said that the wide receivers stood out to him the most. “They made big plays when their number was called.”
Ford also gives back to the community by coaching an NFL Play 60 Flag Football team. This program is promoted by the NFL to get kids more active. Ford started coaching last winter and this winter he is teaming up with three teams with kids from ages 9 to 15.
“It’s a great experience for the kids,” Ford said of the opportunity. “They love having a professional football player as their coach.”