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Jay Jacobs Sends British Dee Ford Some Auburn Gear

Written by Cole Locascio

A few weeks ago, during the 2014 Senior Bowl, Jay Jacobs and multiple media outlets mistakingly tweeted out to the wrong Dee Ford. Instead, they found the british version of the Auburn defensive end...

After this error, the "boring surveyor from Kent", as her profile reads, began receiving numerous congratulatory tweets from the Auburn family about her dominant performance in the Senior Bowl...

After realizing his mistake, Auburn AD Jay Jacobs sent out his apology tweet to the confused British woman, as well as a promise to send her some Auburn gear for her troubles...

If you scroll through her Twitter feed today, you'll find her interacting with multiple Auburn fans overseas. She seems to be a good sport about the whole situation, and she was even live-tweeting on Signing day as the LOI's were rolling in. So would you look at that, Auburn seems to be connecting the world, one Brit at a time.

As Jay Jacobs promised, Dee received her shipment of Auburn gear today, along with a personal letter (seen below) from the athletic director himself. Looks like we've added our newest member of the Auburn family. War Eagle, Dee!

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