Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Senior Tyrin Ferguson is poised for a strong finish to his Nebraska career in 2019. Ferguson and fellow fifth-year senior Alex Davis both had outstanding performances during spring ball and are expected to lead the Huskers’ outside linebacker group this fall.
The 6-2, 230-pound Ferguson battled through injuries during his junior season to make an impact at outside linebacker, including four starting assignments. Ferguson contributed at outside linebacker and on special teams in 2015 and 2017, sandwiched around a redshirt season in 2016.
A New Orleans native, Ferguson is on track to earn his degree in communication studies in December.
Although injuries limited him to just eight games and four starts, Ferguson totaled 36 tackles, six TFLs and 1.0 sack, all of which were career highs as he entered the year with eight career tackles, none of which were for a loss. Ferguson had multiple tackles in seven of his eight games played, and he produced a TFL in four of his eight games.
Ferguson produced a big performance in his first career start in the season opener with Colorado, totaling a career-high 10 tackles against the Buffaloes, two more than his career total entering the game. He also added his first two career tackles for loss and the first sack of his career against Colorado. Ferguson added four more tackles and another tackle for loss against Troy. At No. 19 Michigan, Ferguson had three tackles, including two TFLs. After missing the next two games with an injury, Ferguson returned in a limited role at Northwestern before recording three tackles in Nebraska’s win against Minnesota. The next week against Bethune-Cookman, Ferguson registered a pair of tackles, before missing the next two games due to injury. Ferguson returned against Michigan State and had five tackles and one TFL in the Huskers’ 9-6 win. He then closed his junior season on a strong note, recording nine tackles at Iowa while breaking up the first pass of his career against the Hawkeyes.
Ferguson appeared in five games and totaled three tackles and one interception as a backup linebacker and special teams contributor. He intercepted the first pass of his career in the season opener against Arkansas State and recorded his first tackle of the season on kickoff coverage at Oregon. Ferguson had a career-high two tackles against Northern Illinois, including one as a member of the Husker kickoff coverage unit. Two of Ferguson’s three tackles came on kickoffs.
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.
Tyrin was born on Feb. 23, 1996, and he is the son of Sharmeika and Lance Daniels. A communication studies major, Ferguson has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.