Mocs' Ford, Person Tapped As TSWA Football Players Of The Week

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Chattanooga’s Ailym Ford and Jay Person were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for their efforts in contests from September 26-October 2.

Ford rushed 28 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the Mocs’ 24-16 victory at East Tennessee State.

The Florence, S.C., native carried 18 times for 89 yards in the second half, helping UTC overcome a 13-0 deficit en route to victory. His nine-yard scoring run 38 seconds into the fourth quarter pulled the Mocs within 13-10 and a one-yard plunge with 1:11 remaining in the contest provided the final margin.

This marked the fourth multi-TD game of the season and fifth in his last six outings for Ford and also was his 13th career 100-yard rushing contest.


Person posted 10 tackles with 4.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks along with a forced fumble in the come-from-behind win. The Cleveland, Tenn., native was part of a defensive unit that limited ETSU to 1-of-14 on third down and allowed only three points and 109 total yards after ETSU’s first two drives of the game, including 39 yards in the second half.

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