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Tyler Ferguson
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Tyler Ferguson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bakersfield, Calif.

Last College:
Penn. State

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 216

Position:
QB


BEFORE LOUISVILLE
A talented and productive quarterback, Tyler Ferguson is transferring to Louisville after one season at Penn State and has two years of eligibility remaining. Ferguson appeared in five games with the Nittany Lions, going 10-of-15 for 155 yards and one touchdown. Ferguson also played at the College of the Sequoias in 2012. One of the nation's premier junior college quarterbacks, Ferguson made substantial progress during winter conditioning and the 15 spring practices. In his first competition in Beaver Stadium, Ferguson was 9-of-15 for 90 yards and two scores in the Blue-White game. During the 2012 season, Ferguson broke the school season records with 2,614 passing yards and 199 completions at College of the Sequoias. He completed 55 percent of his passes (358 attempts) and threw for 22 touchdowns in 10 games. Ferguson ranked second in the California Community College Athletic Association Valley Division in passing yards per game (261.4) and was third in the Valley Division in yards (2,614) and completions (199). Ferguson threw for multiple touchdowns in six games, topped by a 481-yard (28-of-40), six-touchdown performance in a win over West Hills Coalinga. He threw for 354 yards (26-of-45) and four scores in a 47-43 loss at Modesto. ESPN rated him the nation's No. 3 junior college quarterback following the 2012 season. Ferguson threw for 1,275 yards and 10 touchdowns during an injury-shortened senior season at Ridgeview High, which competes in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Central Section's Division III. He fueled a 6-0 start during his senior season in 2011 before suffering a broken collarbone. He was able to return six weeks later and played in a portion of a playoff win over Madera South, going 5-of-5 for 76 yards. Ferguson averaged 182.1 passing yards per game as a senior, completing 64 percent of his passes, with a long completion of 62 yards. A team captain and two-year starter, Ferguson led the team in every passing category during his junior season, throwing for 1,338 yards and eight touchdowns. He also lettered on the hardwood and considered playing college basketball at the NCAA Division III level before enrolling at College of the Sequoias.

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