Position
Defensive Tackle
Height
6'3
Weight
309 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Mims, Fla.
Major
General Studies
High School
Hargrave Military Academy

2014 Second-Round NFL Draft Pick (Chicago Bears) – No. 51 Overall

CAREER
Played in 38 games with 12 starts … Opted for NFL Draft following his junior season in 2013 … Finished career with 85 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and one sack … Earned honorable mention All-SEC honors as a junior in 2013.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Played in 12 games with 12 starts at defensive tackle … Did not play in the Outback Bowl vs. Iowa for medical reasons … Finished season with 58 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss (-17 yards) and one sack (-15 yards) … Added three pass breakups and three QB hurries … Earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors vs. Kent State (8 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack) … The eight tackles vs. Kent State tied a career-high … Had eight tackles in win over Arkansas in season-finale … Recorded seven tackles against Alabama and Ole Miss … Had tackles for loss vs. TCU (-1 yard) and Ole Miss (-1 yard) … Key component of LSU defense that ranked No. 3 in total defense (340.7 yards per game ) and No. 5 in league in rushing defense (202.3 yards per game).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Saw action in 13 games with no starts … Recorded 14 tackles and was in a two tackles for loss … Had two of his best games late in the year with three tackles and a half-tackle for loss vs. Ole Miss followed by three tackles vs. Clemson in Chick-fil-A Bowl … Credited with a pass breakup vs. Arkansas when he batted a pass down at the line of scrimmage … Opened season with two tackles in win over North Texas … Had two tackles vs. Towson and one tackle each in games against Alabama, Mississippi State and Arkansas.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Played in 13 games with no starts … Played in every game except the Mississippi State contest … Recorded 13 tackles on the year with with 0.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup … Set a career high with four tackles against Florida … Recorded three tackles including half-tackle for loss vs. Kentucky … Saw extensive playing time at West Virginia and recorded two solo tackles and one pass breakup.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top defensive end prospects in high school football in 2009 … A member of the Rivals 100 and rated as the No. 31 overall prospect in the nation … Also ranked the No. 6 defensive end in the country by Rivals.com and No. 7 defensive end prospect by Scout.com … A member of the ESPNU 150 … Named a SuperPrep All-American and a member of the SuperPrep Elite 50 … A U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant (East roster) … Tallied 67 tackles and 12 sacks at Hargrave Military Academy as a senior … Posted 97 tackles, including 32 for loss, and 14 sacks as a junior … Named first-team all-state in Virginia … Coached by Dave Tavenner.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 22, 1991, in Miami, Fla. … Parents are Ego and Brenda Ferguson … Has five siblings – Jeremy, T.J., Caly, Nadia, and Nia … Majoring in sports administration.

CAREER HIGHS  
Total tackles:  8, twice: (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2013)
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Kent State, 2013
Tackles for loss: 1.5 vs. Kent State, 2013

FERGUSON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2010
Redshirt Season
2011
13-0
3
10
13
0.5-0
0-0
1
0
0-0
0
0-0
2012
13-0
3
11
14
1.0-2
0-0
1
0
0-0
0
0-0
2013 12-12 18 40 58 3.5-17 1.0-15 3 3 0-0 0 0-0
Totals
38-12
24
61
85
5.0-19
1.0-15
5
3
0-0
0
0-0
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