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Caleb

Ferguson

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Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Waynesville, N.C
High School: Tuscola HS

Bio

2018 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 of the team’s 11 games, each on special teams or as an offensive reserve … Rushed twice for a total of 20 yards including a career-long rush of that same distance … Both of his first career rushes came at Samford (Oct. 6)… Was the team’s starting punter in the season-opener against Newberry (Sept. 1), punting a career-high four times for 149 yards – an average of 37.2 yards per kick … Long punt of 43 yards came in the opener against Newberry … Finished with six punts for a 36.8 yards per punt average on the year – two fair catches, one touchback and one downed inside the opponent 20-yard line … Credited with a solo tackles against VMI (Sept. 22).

2017 (Freshman): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Scored an 18-yard touchdown rush in WCU's annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-time, All-Western North Carolina football team selection ... Collected the 2016 Citizen-Times All-WNC Offensive Player of the Year accolades ... Finished as the all-time career leader at Tuscola HS with 3,999 rushing yards and 68 career touchdowns ... Scored the second-most touchdowns in North Carolina high school football (38) to go along with single-season school records for rushing yardage (1,944) and rushing TD's (35) ... Selected to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA North Carolina Football Team published by USA TODAY High School Sports ... On defense, secured 73 tackles and three interceptions ... A versatile athlete, also averaged 41.9 yards per punt as a senior ... As a junior, placed second out of more than 100 football players in the standing long jump at the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Mid-Atlantic Super Regional combine ... Played for head coach Tommy Pursley.

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