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Sunday, December 26, 2010
Jacoby Ford strikes again

By Bill Williamson

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Devin Hester has owned the NFL record for kick returns for touchdowns for almost a week, but one pursuer has put Hester on notice for down the road.

Explosive Oakland rookie receiver Jacoby Ford opened the Colts-Raiders game with 99-yard kickoff return to give the Raiders a 7-0 lead. It was Ford’s third kickoff return touchdown of the season and his third since Week 10. Ford’s three returns in a season is an Oakland record.

Hester set the NFL record with a combined 14 kick and punt returns for touchdowns last Monday night against the Vikings. Hester is only in his fifth NFL season and he likely has plenty of returns for touchdowns left in him.

But don’t sleep on Ford. This kid is scary good. Making it even better for Oakland is that the fourth-round pick has been a terrific weapon as a receiver as well.