|Born:||January 19, 1995|
Matthews, North Carolina
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||David W. Butler|
(Matthews, North Carolina)
Early years[edit | edit source]
Ferguson attended David W. Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina. He had 2,173 passing yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior and 3,345 yards and 48 touchdowns as a junior. He committed to the University of Tennessee to play college football.
College career[edit | edit source]
As a freshman at Tennessee in 2013, Ferguson competed with Justin Worley, Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs for the starting quarterback job. Ferguson suffered a leg injury during practice and took a medical redshirt. He was again competing for the starting job in 2014, but left the school in May 2014.
Ferguson enrolled at Coffeyville Community College in 2015. In his one season at Coffeyville, he passed for 2,942 yards and had 35 touchdowns. He transferred to the University of Memphis in 2016. Ferguson was named the starter his first year at Memphis. In 13 starts, he threw for 3,698 yards and broke Paxton Lynch's previous years record with 32 touchdown passes.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit | edit source]
Ferguson, after finishing his senior year, entered the 2018 NFL Draft. Despite having the potential to be a sixth or seventh round pick, he went undrafted. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2018. On May 17, the Buccaneers waived Ferguson.
References[edit | edit source]
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- "New Tiger QB? Riley Ferguson says he’s up to the challenge". http://archive.commercialappeal.com/columnists/geoff-calkins/new-tiger-qb-riley-ferguson-says-hes-up-to-the-challenge-3945fd81-bbd1-3678-e053-0100007f1cd7-389223481.html.
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- Gallant, Jacob (April 29, 2018). "Ferguson goes undrafted, but signs deal with Buccaneers". http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/38068017/ferguson-goes-undrafted-but-signs-deal-with-buccaneers. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
- Greer, Jarvis (May 17, 2018). "Ferguson cut by Buccaneers". http://www.wect.com/story/38210220/ferguson-cut-by-buccaneers. Retrieved May 31, 2018.