Canadian defensive back Tyrell Ford invited to two NFL rookie mini-camps

Canadian defensive back Tyrell Ford has been invited to the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets rookie mini-camps.

During the University at Buffalo’s pro day in March, Ford ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash, recorded a 36.5-inch vertical, a 10-foot, six-inch broad jump and also put up 17 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. At the CFL Combine later in March, he checked in at five-foot-10-and-a-half and 188 pounds.

The cover man was named an All-Canadian twice while playing for the University of Waterloo and made 12.5 tackles, two pass breakups, and one interception in 2021. He had 15 knockdowns and six interceptions through four seasons with the black and gold and set the single-game OUA record for punt return yards with 264 in 2017.