23 Gaje Ferguson
Gaje  Ferguson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mendon, Utah

High School:
Mountain Crest

Last College:
Snow College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
BS

Experience:
1L


UTAH STATE: A dynamic and physical playmaker who has a high football IQ... Has the speed to match up and cover slot receivers.

2016 (RS-SO): Played in eight games, making four starts… Finished the season with 40 tackles (22-solo, 18-assist), which included 2.0 tackles for loss, while adding one pass breakup… Recorded 10 tackles, including his first-career tackle for loss, in his first career start at Wyoming (11/5)… Also had his only pass breakup of the season against the Cowboys… Had a career-high 11 tackles the following weekend against New Mexico (11/12) and finished the season with eight tackles at BYU (11/26)… Had 1.0 tackles for loss at Nevada (11/19)… Registered five tackles against San Diego State (10/28) and had three stops against both Weber State (9/1) and Nevada.

2015 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Recorded 45 tackles, which included 3.0 tackles for loss, to go along with nine pass breakups and three interceptions as a freshman at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah... Had a season-high nine tackles, including one tackle for loss and a season-high four pass breakups against Glendale CC... Had seven tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, to go along with one interception and one pass breakup against Mesa CC... Also had seven tackles against Arizona Western... Other two interceptions were in separate games against Scottsdale CC... Also returned eight punts for 93 yards (11.6 ypr) and two kickoffs for 45 yards (22.5 ypr)... During his freshman season he helped the Badgers to an 8-2 record and a No. 8 national ranking

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Utah Class 4A first-team all-state honors from both the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News at linebacker as a prep junior at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah, as he recorded 51 tackles, which included 4.0 sacks, while adding two interceptions... Also carried the ball 66 times for 334 yards (5.1 ypc) with six touchdowns... Helped the Mustangs to the 4A state championship game in 2010 and 2012... Missed his senior season in 2013 due to injury.

PERSONAL: One of nine children of Jace and Teri Ferguson... Majoring in economics... Attended the same junior college as Landon Horne and Connor McGuire.

DEFENSE G/GS UU-AT-TT TFL Sack INT PB FF FR
2016 (R-So.) 8/4 22-18-40 2.0-3 0.0-0 0 1 0 0
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