Posted: 7:27 pm Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Raiders rookie Jacoby Ford from Cardinal Newman gets his speed from family 

By Matt Porter

It isn’t hard to figure out where Oakland Raiders rookie Jacoby Ford got his tremendous speed. Ford, a graduate of Cardinal Newman High in West Palm Beach, is the son of Patricia Ford, who anchored the state championship 4×100 relay team at Glades Central in the mid-’70s.

He and his brother Davy, who played at Florida State, both won the 100 and 200 meters in the Florida state high school meet.

Just 10 days ago, Jacoby electrified the NFL when he returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and had six receptions for 148 yards in a 23-20 overtime win over Kansas City.

Sunday, the Dolphins will try to contain Ford when they visit Oakland.

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