2018: AFC Pro Bowl, AFC Defensive Player of the Month (October), AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 8)
As a member of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018, registered a career-high 13.0 sacks, ranking t-7th in the NFL and t-5th in the AFC and was named to the 2019 Pro Bowl.
Finished the 2018 season with a career-high 7 FFs, tied for the most in the NFL. His 7 FFs ranked t-2nd in a single season in Chiefs history (Derrick Thomas – 8 FFs in 1992 & Jared Allen – 7 FFs in 2005).
Instead of spending opening night of the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City with fellow draft hopefuls, Ford was in Anniston, AL, gathered with family and friends just singing gospel and spending time together. The night was about more than Dee, as the entire Ford family was celebrating. His mother, Debbie, was recently certified as a registered nurse, while his brother had also received a new job offer.
In celebration of his trip to the 2019 Pro Bowl, Ford brought more than 35 friends and family members down to the festivities in Orlando, FL. Said Ford, “I’m from down south, so there’s some family that don’t have a chance to come out to the Midwest. It’s a real mixture of a lot of people. It’ll cost a little penny, but I think the experience is worth it.”
A multi-talented individual, in addition to playing football, Ford has a strong musical background. With his parents as his biggest role models, Ford grew up watching his mother and father as musicians with multiple gospel groups. He developed the ability to play the drums which later led to him picking up the piano. Said Ford, “Music was all I saw when I was little. Eventually it just grew into me. It became a part of me.”