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Encyclopedia > Bob Ferguson (American football)

Robert E. "Bob" Ferguson (August 29, 1939 - December 30, 2004) was an American football running back and member of the College Football Hall of Fame. He is considered by many to be the greatest fullback in the history of the Ohio State University Buckeyes. August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ... The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Ohio States intercollegiate sports teams are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I-A in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. ...


Ferguson's first year of eligibility at Ohio State was 1959. The starting fullback at the beginning of the season was the senior, and Heisman Trophy candidate, Bob White. Through the course of the season, however, Ferguson supplanted White as the starter and led the team in rushing that season, averaging 6.1 yards per carry. The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Binomial name Colinus virginianus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Bobwhite Quail or Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus, is a ground_dwelling bird native to North America. ...


Over the next two seasons, Ferguson continued to lead the Ohio State offensive attack. In both 1960 and 1961 Ferguson was a unanimous All American selection. In 1961 he won the Maxwell Award, and was the runner up to Ernie Davis for the Heisman Trophy. The 1961 Heisman vote was the second closest in the history of the award, with Davis edging Ferguson by 53 points. See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One... The term All-American has two uses: It can be used as a reference to an athlete selected as a member of an All_America team, as in Eddie George was named an All-American football player by both wire services in 1995. ... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One... The Maxwell Football Club presents the Maxwell Award for the College Player of the Year. ... Ernie Davis (born December 13, 1939; died May 18, 1963) was an American Football player who became the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One...


Ferguson shared the Ohio State backfield in 1961 with halfbacks Paul Warfield and Matt Snell. Ferguson was a power runner and Warfield was supplied speed. The common description of the time said, "Warfield is the lightning, Ferguson is the thunder." The Buckeyes won the Big Ten Conference that year and were voted national champions by the Football Writers Association of America. The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio) was a professional American football wide receiver in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Though New York Jets owner Sonny Werblin made history with his 1965 acquisition of Joe Namath, Werblin’s first coup over the NFL was the 1964 signing of Ohio State‘s powerful fullback Matt Snell (born 1941). ... Ohio States intercollegiate sports teams are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I-A in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. ... Big Ten Conference The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest college athletic conference. ... The Football Writers Association of America is the organization responsible for naming college footballs All-American team, freshman All-America team, Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner, Outland Trophy winner, Grantland Rice Trophy winner, Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, weekly defensive player of the week, scholarship program, surveys for better...


Ferguson finished his career at Ohio State with 2,162 rushing yards. This rushing total was at the time second in team history behind Howard "Hopalong" Cassady. Ferguson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996, and into Ohio State's own Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1987. Cover of Sports Illustrated, October 24, 1955 Howard Hopalong Cassady (March 2, 1934- ) was college and professional American football player in the 1950s and 60s. ...


Ferguson was a first-round draft pick by both the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League and the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League. Ferguson accepted the offer from the Steelers, but a head injury hampered his football career. After a mere two seasons, playing both for the Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings, he retired. The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers Local radio Flagship stations: KIOZ (105. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and...


Ferguson returned to Ohio State and earned a master's degree in sociology. He worked as a youth counselor in Columbus, Ohio until he was forced to retire in 1990 due to health problems. Ferguson died in 2004 of complications due to diabetes. The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Ohio Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 550. ...

Preceded by:
Joe Bellino
Maxwell Award Winner
1961
Succeeded by:
Terry Baker
Preceded by:
Tom Matte
Ohio State Buckeyes
Football Season MVP

1961
Succeeded by:
Billy Armstrong

Joseph Bellino (born March 13, 1938 in Winchester, Massachusetts) is a former Heisman Trophy-winning American football player. ... The Maxwell Football Club presents the Maxwell Award for the College Player of the Year. ... Terry Wayne Baker (born May 5, 1941 in Pine River, MN) is a former quarterback for the Oregon State University football team. ... Tom Matte (born 1939, near Pittsburgh) was an American football player who played running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and earned a Super Bowl Ring. ... For information specifically about the 2006 team, see 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes football team Ohio State Buckeyes football is the intercollegiate American football varsity sports program of The Ohio State University. ...

External links

  • College Football Hall of Fame page
  • Pro Football Statistics

 
 

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