Riley Ferguson
No. 4
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1995-01-19) January 19, 1995 (age 26)
Matthews, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:David W. Butler
(Matthews, North Carolina)
College:Memphis
Undrafted:2018
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 2018)*

Riley Logan Ferguson (born January 19, 1995) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Memphis.

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.[1]

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.[2][3] Ferguson suffered a leg injury during practice and took a medical redshirt.[4] He was again competing for the starting job in 2014, but left the school in May 2014.[5][6]

Ferguson enrolled at Coffeyville Community College in 2015.[7] In his one season at Coffeyville, he passed for 2,942 yards and had 35 touchdowns.[8] He transferred to the University of Memphis in 2016.[9] Ferguson was named the starter his first year at Memphis.[10][11] In 13 starts, he threw for 3,698 yards and broke Paxton Lynch's previous years record with 32 touchdown passes.[12]

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.[13] On May 17, the Buccaneers waived Ferguson.[14]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "QB Riley Ferguson, linebacker Zach Barnes commit to UT". http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2012/jun/14/qb-riley-ferguson-linebacker-zach-barnes-commit-ut/80387/.
  2. "Riley Ferguson embraces Vols' quarterback battle". http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/sports/college/story/2013/mar/01/ferguson-embraces-vols-quarterback-battle/101146/.
  3. "Pair of freshmen join Tennessee's QB competition". August 2, 2013. http://newsok.com/pair-of-freshmen-join-tennessees-qb-competition/article/feed/573878.
  4. "Tennessee Vols fans hope Riley Ferguson can fill need at QB". http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/columnist/david-climer/2014/03/14/tennessee-vols-fans-hope-riley-ferguson-can-fill-need-at-qb-/6400343/.
  5. "Quarterback Riley Ferguson Apparently Leaving UT Football Team". http://www.chattanoogan.com/2014/5/27/277360/Quarterback-Riley-Ferguson-Apparently.aspx.
  6. "Vols rarely hurt by QB transfers". http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/columnist/david-climer/2014/05/31/tennessee-vols-riley-ferguson-transfer/9818089/.
  7. "Ex-Butler star Riley Ferguson battles to restart his career". http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/high-school/article20583906.html.
  8. "After fall and rise, Riley Ferguson 'blessed' to be Memphis Tigers’ QB". http://archive.commercialappeal.com/columnists/geoff-calkins/After-fall-and-rise-Riley-Ferguson-feeling-blessed-to-be-Memphis-Tigers-QB-391423061.html.
  9. "‘Long road’ to Memphis prepared former Vols QB Riley Ferguson for opportunity". http://archive.knoxnews.com/sports/vols/football/long-road-to-memphis-prepared-former-vols-qb-riley-ferguson-for-opportunity-373964001.html.
  10. "Riley Ferguson: From Tennessee Vol to fence builder to Memphis QB". http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/ut/2016/08/26/riley-ferguson-tennessee-vol-fence-builder-memphis-qb/89441796/.
  11. "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.
  12. "Riley Ferguson's leadership standing out at Memphis". http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/college/memphis-tigers/football/2017/04/20/riley-ferguson-memphis-football-stands-out-leader-spring/100564636/.
  13. 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.
  14. Greer, Jarvis (May 17, 2018). "Ferguson cut by Buccaneers". http://www.wect.com/story/38210220/ferguson-cut-by-buccaneers. Retrieved May 31, 2018.

External links[edit | edit source]

http://www.kjccc.org/sports/fball/2015-16/players/rileyfergusonmbsm

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