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OSU football: After bout with COVID-19, Trace Ford working back into shape

STILLWATER — Trace Ford has been one of the bigger buzz generators in Oklahoma State’s preseason camp because of his physical development heading into his sophomore season.

Yet on Wednesday, Ford said he was still out of shape after having COVID-19 during the summer. He tested positive in mid-July, according to his family.

Ford was listed at 227 pounds last season, but was up near 250 earlier this year. He says he lost weight and struggled to get back in shape after battling through a variety of coronavirus symptoms.

“I had the symptoms — no taste, no smell, the headaches, the sweat, the chills,” he said. “I got over it. Here I am now, so it’s all good.

“I’m weighing, like, 240 right now, so I’ve lost about eight pounds. I definitely got more out of shape. It’s been harder to breathe. I’m slowly getting back in better and better shape every day. But (COVID-19) definitely took a toll on my body.”

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OSU sophomore defensive end Trace Ford. [Bruce Waterfield/OSU Athletics]

OSU sophomore defensive end Trace Ford. [Bruce Waterfield/OSU Athletics]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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