2014 Ferguson became a key starter in the Commodore defensive secondary in his first varsity season... Participated as a cornerback and on special teams in all 12 games... Earned starting assignments at cornerback in the team's final six games... First career start came against Charleston Southern... Ended the season sharing the team lead with two interceptions... Also contributed 25 solo tackles, 30 total tackles, four defensed passes and 1.5 tackles for loss... Virtually all of Ferguson's production came after he entered the starting lineup... Garnered an interception and four tackles in initial start... Also had pick in victory over Old Dominion... Posted season high of five solo tackles vs. Tennessee... Registered six total tackles vs. Mississippi State.
2013 Did not see action as a true freshman... Impressed staff with coverage abilities and athleticism as a practice squad cornerback.
High School Senior captain... Four-year starter in secondary school south of Atlanta... Also started two years at WR... As senior, contributed five INTs and eight pass breakups for 9-2 squad that advanced to first round of AAAA playoffs... As senior WR, posted 36 catches for 498 yards and eight TDs... Earned honorable mention All-State in 2012, and played in two postseason games, International Bowl and Georgia East-West All-Star Game... As junior, contributed four INTs, 60 catches, 734 receiving yards and six TDs... Standout hurdler in track.
Personal Taurean Armaud Ferguson... Majoring in Sociology and Human and Organizational Development... 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.
Career Highs Total Tackles: 6, at Mississippi State, 11/22/2014 Solo Tackles: 5, (3x) Last vs. Tennessee, 11/29/2014 Interceptions: 1, (2x) Last vs. Old Dominion,11/1/2014 Tackles for Loss: 1.0, vs. Tennessee,11/29/2014 Break Ups: 2, at Missouri, 10/25/14