Josh Ferguson

Josh Ferguson (born May 23, 1993) is an American football running back for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Illinois Fighting Illini, and signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Josh Ferguson
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Ferguson in the 2016 NFL season.
No. 36 – Washington Redskins
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1993-05-23) May 23, 1993 (age 26)
Naperville, Illinois
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Illinois)
College:Illinois
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Rushing yards:34
Rushing average:1.8
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receptions:23
Receiving yards:152
Receiving touchdowns:0
Return yards:166
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High school careerEdit

Ferguson attended Joliet Catholic Academy, where he rushed for 1,868 yards and 25 touchdowns.[1]

College careerEdit

After graduating Joliet Catholic Academy, he moved on to the University of Illinois, where he majored in kinesiology. In his senior season, Ferguson had 129 carries for 708 yards and three touchdowns.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 9 in
(1.75 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.48 s 34 12 in
(0.88 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

While projected to be taken in the fifth or sixth round,[2] Ferguson was not selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016.[3]

On September 2, 2017, Ferguson was waived/injured by the Colts and was placed on injured reserve.[4] He was released on September 8, 2017. He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 17, 2017.[5] He was promoted to the active roster on October 20, 2017.[6]

On August 22, 2018, Ferguson was waived/injured by the Colts and placed on injured reserve.[7] He was released on September 18, 2018.

Houston TexansEdit

On October 16, 2018, Ferguson was signed to the Houston Texans practice squad, but was released a week later.[8][9]

New England PatriotsEdit

On November 7, 2018, Ferguson was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad, but was released two days later.[10][11]

Houston Texans (second stint)Edit

On November 12, 2018, Ferguson was signed to the Houston Texans practice squad.[12] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Texans on January 7, 2019.[13] On August 30, 2019, Ferguson was released.[14]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On October 16, 2019, Ferguson was signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad.[15] He was promoted to the active roster on December 10, 2019.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

Season Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2016 Indianapolis Colts 16 0 15 20 1.3 11 0 20 136 6.8 14 0 0 0
2017 Indianapolis Colts 10 0 1 5 5.0 5 0 3 16 5.3 8 0 0 0
2019 Indianapolis Colts 2 0 3 9 3.0 7 0 - - - - - 0 0
Total 28 0 19 34 1.8 11 0 23 152 6.6 14 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Illinois Athletics - Josh Ferguson". fightingillini.com. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Josh Ferguson Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Wilson, Josh (May 2, 2016). "Colts officially sign 21 undrafted free agents". stampedeblue.com. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Colts Announce Final 2017 Roster Cuts". Colts.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Roster Move: Colts Bring Back RB Josh Ferguson To Practice Squad". Colts.com. October 17, 2017. Archived from the original on October 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Colts Place Robert Turbin On IR; Sign Josh Ferguson To Active Roster". Colts.com. October 20, 2017. Archived from the original on October 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Re-Sign RB Tion Green; Waive-Injured Josh Ferguson". Colts.com. August 22, 2018.
  8. ^ Wilson, Aaron (October 16, 2018). "Texans sign RB Josh Ferguson, cut DB Robert Jackson from practice squad". HoustonChronicle.com.
  9. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans signed Daeshon Hall to practice squad". HoustonTexans.com. October 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "Patriots Sign OL Matt Tobin to the 53-Man Roster; Sign RB Josh Ferguson to the Practice Squad". Patriots.com. November 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Patriots Sign WR Damoun Patterson to the Practice Squad; Release RB Josh Ferguson from the Practice Squad". Patriots.com. November 9, 2018.
  12. ^ "TRANSACTION: Texans sign RB Josh Ferguson to the practice squad". HoustonTexans.com. November 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign eight players to reserve/future contracts". HoustonTexans.com. January 7, 2019.
  14. ^ "Texans roster cuts: Bryan Anger, Javier Edwards, Josh Ferguson". HoustonChronicle.com. August 30, 2019.
  15. ^ "Redskins Sign RB Josh Ferguson To Practice Squad". Redskins.com. October 16, 2019. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  16. ^ "Redskins Make Several Roster Moves". Redskins.com. December 10, 2019.

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