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5-9 / 190
Five starters, nine letterwinners back in veteran-laden unit
Squad will host Spring Showcase event for fans March 25
Vanderbilt 38, Ole Miss 17
Kentucky 20, Vanderbilt 13
Dores' last-minute drive falls incomplete in loss
January 3, 2014
January 1, 2014
December 12, 2013
November 26, 2013
November 23, 2013
Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss on Nov. 19, 2016.
Vanderbilt at Georgia (10/15/16)
Vanderbilt at Kentucky on Oct. 8, 2016.
Vanderbilt hosted the No. 23 Florida Gators. Photos by John Russell (8/1/16)
Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky (Sept. 24, 2016)
Ferguson enjoyed his best season as a Commodore, posting career highs in numerous categories... Ferguson played in all every games, making nine starts as the team's primary nickel defensive back... Finished the year with 52 total tackles, 38 solo stops, three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, six defensed passes and an interception... Contributed at least two tackles in 11 games... Set a single-game high with seven total tackles -- and returned a fumble for 22-yard touchdown -- against Kentucky... Posted eight solo stops in late-season win over Ole Miss... Interception came at Georgia Tech... Registered forced fumbles against Western Kentucky and Missouri.
Ferguson served as a cornerback in 11 of 12 games in third year on campus, missing the Kentucky encounter... Earned a start in secondary against Florida... Finished the season with 13 total tackles, including 11 solo stops, and four pass breakups... Registered four solo tackles at Ole Miss... Contributed three tackles in victory over Missouri.
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.
Did not see action as a true freshman... Impressed staff with coverage abilities and athleticism as a practice squad cornerback.
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.
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.
Total Tackles: 8, vs. Ole Miss, 11/19/2016
Solo Tackles: 8, vs. Ole Miss, 11/19/2016
Interceptions: 1, (3x) last at Georgia Tech, 9/17/2014
Break Ups: 2, (2x) last vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/10/2016