HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Four-year starter in secondary school south of Atlanta... Also started multiple years at WR... As senior, contributed five INTs and eight pass breakups along with 85 tackles for 9-2 squad that advanced to first round of AAAA playoffs... As senior WR, posted 36 catches for 498 yards and eight TDs... As senior, earned All-Region and honorable mention All-State, and played in two postseason games, International Bowl and Georgia East-West All-Star Game... As junior, contributed 21 tackles, four INTs, 60 catches, 734 receiving yards and six TDs... Has earned three letters as standout hurdler in track, and finished second at 2012 state meet in 100-meter hurdles.
PERSONAL Taurean Armaud Ferguson... Son of Deonte and Crystal Burden... Born Nov. 23, 1994... Has three brothers: Chuntney, Chris and William... Dad is an accountant; mom is a flight attendant... Has worked as baseball umpire and football referee in hometown youth leagues.
JONESBORO HEAD COACH TIMOTHY FLOYD "Taurean has been a great corner for us since his freshman year. He understands the game and has all the physical attributes you look for in a corner.
"Taurean also is a tireless worker. He's working when everybody else leaves the practice field.
"Taurean has a lot of awareness for the position too. He has a knack for knowing where the ball is going, where he needs to be, and how he should best defend a play."