MSU Will Face Second Consecutive Top 25 FBS Opponent Saturday
After a knee injury cut his senior season short, Ferguson received a medical hardship and will return for his fifth season ... Expected to push Eric Pearce for starting time at NT ... Posted 7 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13) with a sack and fumble recovery.
2012: Fought through a knee injury before missing the final 6 games ... Posted 4 tackles at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) in his only start of the year and earned MSU Defensive Player of the Week ... Also tallied a pair of stops at No. 22 Kansas State (9/1/12) ... Served as MSU co-captain ... Earned a medical hardship at the conclusion of the season ... Landed a spot on the Fall 2012 Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Turned in a game-high 8 tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/11), including 6 solo stops and a sack.
2011: Started 8 of the 11 games, including four at nose tackle and three at right end ... Tallied 24 total tackles on the season, which was 13th on the club ... Produced a season-high 6 tackles against Indiana State (11/12/11) with a half-tackle for loss to earn MSU Defensive Player of the Week laurels ... Registered 3 solo tackles in season finale at Youngstown State (11/19/11) ... Brought down 4 ball carriers at home against Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Had a QB hurry in the season opener at Arkansas (9/3/11) and two the following week at Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11).
2010: Played 9 games backing up starter Mikel Ruder at nose tackle ... Finished with 18 tackles, 14th on the club ... Notched 5 tackles in win over No. 18 Western Illinois (10/23/10) at Plaster Field, including 4 assists ... Brought down 4 Youngstown State ball carriers (10/2/10) in home win over No. 20 Penguins ... Recorded his only sack and TFL of the campaign in win over Southern Illinois (10/30/10).
2009: Played all 11 games his first season at Missouri State, including his only start of the year in his Division-I debut at Arkansas (9/5/09) ... Finished 12th on the squad in total tackles with 19 ... Secured season-high 4 tackles in win over UT Martin (9/12/09) ... Had 3 total tackles at Arkansas (9/5/09), against Northern Iowa (9/26/09) and against South Dakota State (10/10/09) ... Capped season with 2 tackles at No. 1 Southern Illinois (11/14/09) ... Also blocked a kick at Western Illinois (10/17/09).
High School: Spent the 2008-09 school year at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy ... Three-year starter for Coach Anthony Law at Whites Creek (Tenn.) High ... Was a two-time all-region pick for the Cobras ... Tallied a career-high 15 tackles in one game as a sophomore ... Played defensive tackle, offensive guard and tackle in high school.
Personal: Tevan Demarius Ferguson was born 5/13/90 in Nashville, Tenn. ... Son of Tracy Farmer of Nashville ... Has a sister, Antinique ... Majoring in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration.