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First Coast (Fla.) High School product Curtis Ford runs through a drill during a recent practice with the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College football team. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Fond du Lac teammates honor former Gophers player

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When Curtis Ford first heard the news on Twitter, he couldn't believe it, so he desperately searched the Internet to confirm what he already was dreading to be true.

Gary Tinsley was dead.

Ford couldn't breathe. He couldn't cry. He couldn't do anything.

"I was in shock," Ford said.

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