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Connecticut high school football player Ronde Ford was shot and killed on Wednesday

Ronde Ford the former running back and safety for New London High School was shot and killed in Connecticut.

Ronde Ford an aspiring rapper and solid high school football player in Connecticut was shot and killed on Wednesday Night.

The police responded to a report of shots fired and an injured person in the roadway and found the 17-year-old young football player. Ford was pronounced dead at the scene.

James Ford, the father of Ronde told news outlets his family was extremely smart, extremely athletic. Ford said his son was a football player and had aspirations to be a rapper. He just recently started making music.

No one is in custody. Anyone with information about and/or video concerning the shooting should call the New London Police Department’s detective bureau at 860-447-1481.

Ford played football at New London High School. Ford played running back and safety for the school.

We at NFL Draft Diamonds are so saddened by this shooting. In honor of Ronde we wanted to showcase his Sophomore film in honor of Ford and his family. We ask that you please pray for the family.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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