With the No. 185 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Miami Dolphins selected long snapper Blake Ferguson out of Louisiana State University. 

The Dolphins used their only sixth round pick on the Georgia native to strengthen the center position on their special teams unit.

Ferguson’s a Leader On and Off the Field

The 6-feet, 3-inch, 229-pounder posted a 5.07 40-yard dash with a 31-inch vertical and an 112-inch broad jump. 

Ferguson went to Buford High School in Buford, Georgia before making his name at LSU. He was amongst just four Tigers that went to Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl. Ferguson was also among 48 Tigers named to the 2019 Fall SEC Honor Roll. Additionally, he and his teammate, Joe Burrow, were named to the NFF Honor Society that same year.

The 23-year-old graduated from LSU with a Masters Degree in Business after four years, while playing in 53 games. Ferguson became the first long snapper in LSU history to become a team captain and assisted the Tigers in the most overall players drafted in the NFL in one draft (14).

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Ferguson Brothers to Face Off in AFC East

The Ferguson’s are now one set amongst several sets of siblings that play against each other in the NFL. With Blake now playing for Miami, he joined his brother Reid Ferguson, also a long snapper, who is a member of the division-rival Buffalo Bills. The two brothers will have a chance to prove whose special teams are better when they face off twice a year for the years to come. 

– Christian Chappell is a Sports Contributor for Full Press Coverage Miami Dolphins. Like and follow on and Facebook.

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