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Encyclopedia > Vagas Ferguson

Vagas Ferguson was a star running back for the University of Notre Dame who continued on to the National Football League for three seasons with the New England Patriots, who drafted him in the first round, the Cleveland Browns, and the Houston Oilers. The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a leading Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Seal Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


In 1979, his senior season at Notre Dame, Ferguson was voted to the All-America Team of the American Football Coaches Association. That year he was the fifth ranked player in the nation in yards per rush and finished fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy. He ranks third all-time for total yards gained (3,472) among Notre Dame running backs, having averaged 5.2 yards per carry.[1] An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The American Football Coaches Association is an association of college football coaches on all levels and is responsible for the Coaches Poll that determines the national champion each year. ... 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. ...


Ferguson was born March 6, 1957, in Richmond, Indiana, where he presently resides. He is employed as an attendance liaison officer at Richmond High School, and is president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richmond, Indiana is a city in eastern Indiana, which borders Ohio. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. ...


In 2006, Ferguson pled guilty to battery and was given a suspended sentence of 180 days in jail.[2] A suspended sentence is a legal construct. ...


Notes

  1. ^ University of Notre Dame Official Atheletic Site: All-Time Leaders, http://und.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/nd-m-fb-a-atl.html, URL accessed May 31, 2006.
  2. ^ RHS attendance liaison officer pleads guilty to battery, http://www.pal-item.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060919/NEWS01/60919015, URL accessed October 10, 2006.

 
 

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