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Ego Ferguson, DT

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Mims, FL
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 315 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
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.
2013 Season
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).
2012 Season
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.
2011 Season
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.
2010 Season
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.
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.
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 2/51 -- Ego Ferguson, DT, 6-3, 315, Louisiana State...Ferguson is considered a raw, talented player after leaving LSU a year early for the draft because of family concerns. His mother, who worked as a guard in a detention center, had been injured on the job and found it difficult to work. He had a bit of a checkered past after missing the final game of his college career in the Outback Bowl because of a team rule violation. Ferguson is a powerful player who was given the assignment of taking up blockers as a weak-side defensive end for LSU. He had 85 career tackles and one sack, incuding 58 tackles his final year. "I went back to his game against Alabama, his game against Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Georgia and nobody could run the ball against him inside at all," GM Phil Emery said. "He is a very strong, very powerful young man. I wanted to see where he was at rush-wise and in each one of those games he had four or five power rushes where he disrupted the quarterback." - The Sports Xchange

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