LSU Senior Long Snapper, Blake Ferguson, is one of the nine Wuerffel Trophy semifinalists for 2019. Blake graduated with a 3.50 GPA in Marketing, is a four time member of the @sec Academic Honor Roll and is just shy of receiving his Masters in Business Administration.
A four year starter, Blake was named permanent team captain in 2018 and named All-American by Phil Steele Magazine. He was named a semifinalist for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by the National Football Foundation.
Ferguson is the Chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council, an advocate for the American Diabetes Association and active in Athletes For Hope.
3.50 GPA in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing
Semifinalist for the 2019 Campbell Trophy as college football's top scholar athlete
4-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll
Graduated in 3.5 years with a degree in Marketing
Currently one semester shy of receiving his Master's in Business Administration
4 year starer at long snapper
2018 Permanent Team Captain
First Team All-America Long Snapper by Phil Steele Magazine
Started every game during his career thus far
Chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council
Advocate for American Diabetes Association
Student-Athlete Leadership Team for LSU Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine - prom for special needs members in Baton Rouge community
Advocate for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Active in Athletes for Hope, which facilitates community service in Baton Rouge
Frequent visitor to Companion Animal Alliance, a facility on campus that serves as a shelter for animals
Numerous hospital visits to see sick children - visits have come at Baton Rouge Our Lady of the Lake; Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Phoenix Children's Hospital
Read Across America Dr. Seuss Day
Participated in the LSU MBA Program Annual Charity Kickball Game - helped raise money for the Children's Coalition of Greater Baton Rouge
Volunteer during PE class at Glasgow Middle School - helped teach the importance of staying healthy and having an active lifestyle
Note: Blake Ferguson has Type I diabetes and has dedicated his spare time to helping those with this disease as well as bringing awareness to it.
"In my 20 years of serving as the SID at LSU, there's been no student-athlete that
better represents LSU in all phases - on field, in the classroom and in the
community - than Blake Ferguson. He's a pro in all three areas and is always
willing to help no matter the situation. He's a dedicated teammate, he's passionate
about his work in the classroom and he takes tremendous pride in helping others
who are less fortunate. He's a leader on the field for the Tigers and he's a leader
when it comes to rallying his teammates for a cause or for community service
events. Blake always puts others first and is as selfless and caring as they come. In
my opinion, he represents what this award is all about."