WATERLOO, Ont. - Rookie sensation Tre Ford (Niagara Falls) is getting one more accolade added to his name after an incredible first season with the Warriors. The rookie quarterback was named the U SPORTS rookie of the year on Tuesday, June 19 following an anti-doping rule violation by the previous winner of the national award.
Ford, winner of OUA's rookie of the year award the Norm Marshall Trophy, is only the second Warrior in the history of the program to collect the Peter Gorman Trophy as the country's top rookie. Defensive Back, Jordan Verdone earned the award back in 2008.
Ford finished 12th in U SPORTS in rushing yards with 717, fourth in passing efficiency (158.8), and fifth in completion percentage (66.7%).
Ford's dynamic first season was made all the more impressive given the fact that he missed the team's week 4 game against Carleton with an injury. He was a constant threat with both his legs and arm, and he gained nearly first-down yardage every time he kept the ball: Ford averaged 9.3 yards per passing attempt, and an OUA-best 9.3 yards per carry. All told, Ford totalled 10 touchdowns – four rushing and six passing – in just seven games.
Ford joined the Montreal Alouettes last month as part of CFL's QB internship program, participating in all training camp activities, gaining valuable experience heading into his sophomore year this fall.
Source - Waterloo Warriors