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Phil Ford News & Bio


Name:Phil Ford
Hometown:Rocky Mount, NC
High School:Rocky Mount
Born:February 9, 1956 (62)
Height/Weight:6-2, 171
Position:Guard
Notes:UNC Retired Jersey No. 12; 2x First-Team All-American; 1978 ACC POY; 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist;
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UNC great Phil Ford tries wheelchair basketball for a good cause
UNC legend Phil Ford hasn't run up and down a basketball court in years. He did, however, try wheelchair basketball for the first time in...

Chansky’s Notebook: Phil Ford, Joel Berry Equally Tough
Joel Berry wasn’t quite the scorer or assist man to equal Phil Ford, but he was just as ferocious a competitor, perhaps more so. Ford...

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 21-30
30. Marcus Paige (2013-17) Paige and Phil Ford are the only two Tar Heels to have at least 1,800 career points and 600 career...

Audio: Shaun Draughn: UNC football standout hosting 2nd Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser on June 2
Shaun Draughn, a former standout running back at UNC and current NFL free agent who has played for the Redskins, Giants and 49ers, discusses the...

Phil Ford Undergoes Surgery for Prostate Cancer
Phil Ford, North Carolina's legendary former point guard and assistant coach, underwent surgery Tuesday (May 22) for prostate cancer. Ford was recently diagnosed as a...

ACC Barnstorming Tour Brings a Big Crowd to Watauga High School
The team of varsity boys and girls players, as well as coaches and even the school principal suited up for the game to take on...

An Afternoon with Phil Ford
It has been 40 years since Phil Ford ran the legendary Four Corners offense for Dean Smith, but Ford remains perhaps the most popular athlete...

Phil Ford to Serve as Keynote Speaker at ACC Postgraduate Luncheon
UNC and ACC basketball legend Phil Ford will be the keynote speaker at the annual ACC Postgraduate Luncheon presented by ESPN and hosted by the...

Aggies look to overcome North Carolina mystique in second-round matchup
North Carolina’s lineage and history are as rich as any college basketball program in the country. Michael Jordan is among the Tar Heels decedents. So...

Phil Ford and Roy Williams Honor Woody Durham
Phil Ford: When I think of Woody Durham, the Voice of the Tar Heels, so many memories flash though my mind. For UNC fans...


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