Michigan football Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee No. 3: Len Ford (1976)
Len Ford was the third former Wolverine elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he’s another guy that gets overlooked sometimes because it’s hard to measure how good he was by statistics.
Ford was another tight end/defensive end. He started his professional career with the Los Angeles Dons of the All-American Football Conference. After that, Ford earned four First-Team All-Pro selections while playing for the Cleveland Browns.
Ford caught 31 passes for 598 yards and seven touchdowns, as well as 36 receptions for 577 yards in two seasons for the Rams. Once he went to Cleveland, he was a full-time defensive player, and that was when he earned his All-Pro selections.
Additionally, Ford was named to the 1950s All-Decade team. If sacks and other defensive stats were kept in the 50s, his resume would look even better.