Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Tyrin Ferguson started each of the first three games for Nebraska before missing the Purdue and Wisconsin games due to injury. He returned in limited action at Northwestern. Ferguson has set career highs in tackles (17), tackles for loss (5) and sacks (1.0). Ferguson, who has had at least one tackle for loss in each of his three games, is tied for the team lead with his five TFLs. He enters the Purdue game ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 21st nationally in tackles for loss per game (1.7). Ferguson produced a big performance in his first career start in the season opener with Colorado, totaling a career-high 10 tackles against the Buffaloes, two more than his career total entering the game. He also added his first two career tackles for loss and the first sack of his career against Colorado. Ferguson added four more tackles and another tackle for loss against Troy. At No. 19 Michigan, Ferguson had three tackles, including two TFLs.
Ferguson appeared in five games and totaled three tackles and one interception as a backup linebacker and special teams contributor. He intercepted the first pass of his career in the season opener against Arkansas State and recorded his first tackle of the season on kickoff coverage at Oregon. Ferguson had a career-high two tackles against Northern Illinois, including one as a member of the Husker kickoff coverage unit. Two of Ferguson’s three tackles came on kickoffs.
Ferguson redshirted in 2016. He spent practice time working on both the scout team unit and with the Husker defense.
Ferguson played in 10 games as a true freshman, primarily as one of the Huskers' core special teams performers. He tallied five tackles including three solo stops, with four of the tackles on kickoff coverage. Ferguson saw some time as a reserve linebacker with a tackle on defense at Minnesota.
Before Nebraska (Edna Karr HS)
Ferguson came to Nebraska from the talent-rich state of Louisiana, where he was a defensive standout for Edna Karr High School in New Orleans. As a senior, Ferguson primarily lined up at defensive end for Coach Nathaniel Jones’ team. He recorded 104 tackles, including 23.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. He was also credited with 29 quarterback hurries and had three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. Ferguson also forced two fumbles, recovered one, blocked one kick and recorded a safety.
Ferguson’s play helped Edna Karr to an 8-6 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Class 4A state playoffs. Ferguson was named the Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association and was also the District 9-4A Defensive MVP.
Ferguson is relatively new to football, playing for Edna Karr for just two seasons. His junior season was cut short by an injury that caused him to miss the season’s first seven games. He made the most of his limited time as a junior, racking up six sacks. His play late in the season helped Edna Karr High to a 13-2 record and a trip to the state championship game.
Ferguson was also a member of Edna Karr’s basketball team, which finished with a 22-10 record in 2014-15.
Ferguson was ranked among the top 40 players in Louisiana by Rivals.com, while Scout listed him as the No. 3 outside linebacker prospect in Louisiana. Ferguson originally committed to Oregon State before switching to Nebraska following the hiring of Mike Riley and his staff. Ferguson also had offers from California and Washington State.
Tyrin was born on Feb. 23, 1996, and he is the son of Sharmeika and Lance Daniels. He is a communication studies major. Ferguson is a two-time member the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Red Cross, Kids Against Hunger meal packing and local hospital visits.