|Hometown:||New Orleans, La.|
|High School:||Edna Karr|
Honors & Awards
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Sophomore Tyrin Ferguson will look to find a spot in the Huskers’ linebacking corps in the new 3-4 defensive scheme in 2017. Ferguson saw action at linebacker and on special teams as a true freshman in 2015. The 6-2, 225-pounder was poised to compete for playing time in 2016, but chose to redshirt with senior Josh Banderas and junior Chris Weber manning the inside linebacker spot.
In addition to battling for time at linebacker, Ferguson could also factor into the Huskers’ special teams plans this fall.
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.
Ferguson was born on Feb. 23, 1996, and he is the son of Sharmeika and Lance Daniels. He is a communication studies major. Ferguson was named to both the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2016 and 2017. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Red Cross and local hospital visits.
Ferguson's Career Statistics
Games Played--10 in 2015
Tackles--3 UT, 2 AT, 5 TT in 2015