Jaylon Ferguson was the 85th draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
CAREER HONORS & AWARDS
• Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year (2018)
• First Team All-Conference USA (2018)
• First Team All-Louisiana (2018)
• Walter Camp Second Team All-America (2018)
• FWAA Second Team All-America (2018)
• Sporting News Second Team All-America (2018)
• Associated Press Third Team All-America (2018)
• SoFi Hawaii Bowl Most Outstanding Player (2018)
_• First Team All-Conference USA (2017)
• First Team All-Louisiana (2017)
• First Team All-Conference USA (2016)
• First Team All-Louisiana (2016)
• Preseason All-Conference USA (2016)
• FWAA Freshman All-America (2015)
• Sporting News Freshman All-America (2015)
• Second Team All-Louisiana (2015)
• All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (2015)
• Conference USA All-Freshman Team (2015)
REDSHIRT SENIOR (2018) • Started every game for the Bulldogs at defensive end while leading the nation in sacks with a school and C-USA record 17.5 on the season, earning him C-USA Defensive Player of the Year honors and four separate All-America accolades.
• Broke the all-time NCAA record for career sacks with 45.0 over the course of his Bulldog career, passing Terrell Suggs’ previous record of 44.0 with 2.5 sacks recorded in his final collegiate game in LA Tech’s win over Hawaii in the 2018 SoFi Hawaii Bowl (12/22).
• Broke the Louisiana Tech program record with 45.0 career sacks.
• Totaled 64 tackles (37 solo, 27 assisted), a team-high 26.0 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks, 9 QB hurries, 4 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
• Ranked 1st in the nation in sacks (17.5) and sacks per game (1.35), while ranking 2nd nationally and 1st in C-USA in tackles for loss (26.0).
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2017) • Saw action in 12 games, making 11 starts despite an injury that forced him to miss time.
• Totaled 39 tackles (25 solo, 14 assisted), a team-high 7.0 sacks for 38 yards and 9.5 tackles for a loss of 45 yards.
• Ranks 3rd in the nation among active career leaders with 0.69 sacks per game.
• Ranked 5th among active career leaders in FBS with 27.5 sacks in his career.
• Led LA Tech with five QB hurries on the season and registered two blocked kicks, which ranked 2nd in the nation and 1st in C-USA.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2016)
*• Started all 14 games at defensive end for the Bulldogs.
• Totaled 49 tackles (27 solo, 22 asst.) on the year with a team-high 16 tackles for loss and a school record 14.5 sacks.
• Broke the school record from 1986 for sacks in a season with 14.5.
• Had a career-high eight total tackles (2 solo, 6 assisted) versus WKU (12/3) in the Conference USA Championship.
• Totaled a career-high 2.5 sacks on three different occasions versus UMass (10/15), North Texas (11/5) and Southern Miss (11/25).
• Tied the school record with two fumbles recovered in a single game in LA Tech’s win over WKU (10/6).
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015) *• Played in 12 games, making five starts at defensive end.
• Totaled 35 tackles (22 solo, 13 assisted) on the year with a team-high 15 tackles for loss.
• Tied a team-high with six sacks while also recording two forced fumbles.
• Had a career day at UTSA (10/10) in first career start, recording seven tackles (five solo, two assisted), two sacks and four tackles for loss.
• Tallied five tackles (two solo, three assisted), including two and a half for loss and was credited with three quarterback hurries against Mississippi State (10/17).
FRESHMAN (2014) • Redshirted as a true freshman, did not see action.
HIGH SCHOOL • Graduated from West Feliciana High School in 2014.
• Lettered four years in football and basketball.
• Received all-state honors and was an East all-star his senior year while garnering district and metro MVP honors in addition to his all-metro and all-district honors.
• Also received all-district honors his junior year.
• Coached by Robb Odom.
*Jaylon O’Neal Ferguson ... Son of Richard and Jackie Harris ... Born on Dec. 14, 1995 in Zachary, Louisiana ... Has two younger siblings: Jazmond Ferguson and Richard Harris, Jr. ... Chose LA Tech over Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Tulane and UCF ... Recruited by Joe Sloan.