2015 Phil Steele Preseason All-America First Team
SENIOR SEASON (2015)
In his fourth season as LSU’s starting long snapper in 2015 and for second consecutive season is listed as a preseason All-America by Phil Steele … Has played in all 50 games during his LSU career … One of the few long snappers at the collegiate level who was given a scholarship out of high school ... Handles all snaps for punts and placekicks ... For career, has taken part in 485 total snaps (246 field goals/PATs and 239 punts) ... Only missed one snap during his 50 career games ... High school teammates with LSU offensive lineman Vadal Alexander … Graduated in May of 2015 with a degree in sports administration.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
In his third season as LSU’s starting long snapper ... Has handled all but one snap for the Tigers on punts and placekicks during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons ... The lone exception was a punt against ULM during the 4th quarter ... Picked up three tackles on LSU’s special teams units.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Played in 13 games, handling deep snaps on both punts and placekicks ... Snapped on 43 punts and 71 placekicks.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Played in all 13 games as LSU’s long snapper ... Handled snaps on all 71 punts and 74 field goals/PATs ... Only had one bad snap, that coming in season-opener vs. North Texas in what was his first collegiate game.
Graduated early from Buford High School and enrolled at LSU in spring 2012 ... A five-star recruit according to chrissailorkicking.com ... Rated the No. 2 long snapper prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... Started at long snapper and guard all four years at Buford High School in Georgia ... Member of the 2009 and 2010 Georgia 2A state championship teams ... Coached in high school by Jess Simpson ... Student of renowned long snapping instructor Chris Rubio.
Parents are Tracy and Kevin Ferguson ... Graduated high school with a 3.8 grade point average ... Born March 24, 1994.