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Joe Ferguson

Joseph Carlton Ferguson Jr.

Position: QB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 195 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: April 23, 1950 in Alvin, TX
High School: Woodlawn
College: Arkansas   (school history)    (Ferguson college stats)
Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 3rd round (57th overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 80 (341st overall since 1950)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 18, 2014 6:25PM
All-Time Rank: #308. Herman Moore… #309. Larry Grantham… #310. Ronde Barber… #311. JOE FERGUSON… #312. Karl Mecklenburg… #313. Jimmy Patton… #314. Larry Csonka… 

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1973 23 BUF QB 12 14 14 9-5-0 73 164 44.5 939 4 2.4 10 6.1 42 5.7 3.5 12.9 67.1 45.8 20 164 4.21 2.20 10.9 2 1 5
1974 24 BUF QB 12 14 14 9-5-0 119 232 51.3 1588 12 5.2 12 5.2 55 6.8 5.6 13.3 113.4 69.0 32 235 5.13 3.99 12.1 3 3 10
1975 25 BUF QB 12 14 14 8-6-0 169 321 52.6 2426 25 7.8 17 5.3 77 7.6 6.7 14.4 173.3 81.3 20 153 6.67 5.89 5.9 1 3 14
1976 26 BUF qb 12 7 7 2-5-0 74 151 49.0 1086 9 6.0 1 0.7 58 7.2 8.1 14.7 155.1 90.0 11 80 6.21 7.04 6.8 1 1 6
1977 27 BUF QB 12 14 14 3-11-0 221 457 48.4 2803 12 2.6 24 5.3 42 6.1 4.3 12.7 200.2 54.8 36 273 5.13 3.43 7.3 1 1 7
1978 28 BUF QB 12 16 16 5-11-0 175 330 53.0 2136 16 4.8 15 4.5 92 6.5 5.4 12.2 133.5 70.5 29 243 5.27 4.28 8.1 1 1 10
1979 29 BUF QB 12 16 16 7-9-0 238 458 52.0 3572 14 3.1 15 3.3 84 7.8 6.9 15.0 223.3 74.4 43 387 6.36 5.57 8.6 2 3 9
1980 30 BUF QB 12 16 16 11-5-0 251 439 57.2 2805 20 4.6 18 4.1 69 6.4 5.5 11.2 175.3 74.5 13 129 5.92 5.01 2.9 2 4 10
1981 31 BUF QB 12 16 16 10-6-0 252 498 50.6 3652 24 4.8 20 4.0 67 7.3 6.5 14.5 228.3 74.1 15 137 6.85 6.03 2.9 2 2 12
1982 32 BUF QB 12 9 9 4-5-0 144 264 54.5 1597 7 2.7 16 6.1 47 6.0 3.9 11.1 177.4 56.3 11 105 5.43 3.32 4.0 1 1 7
1983 33 BUF QB 12 16 16 8-8-0 281 508 55.3 2995 26 5.1 25 4.9 43 5.9 4.7 10.7 187.2 69.3 27 266 5.10 3.97 5.0 3 3 7
1984 34 BUF QB 12 12 11 1-10-0 191 344 55.5 1991 12 3.5 17 4.9 68 5.8 4.3 10.4 165.9 63.5 35 357 4.31 2.93 9.2 3
1985 35 DET qb 12 8 1 0-1-0 31 54 57.4 364 2 3.7 3 5.6 38 6.7 5.0 11.7 45.5 67.2 4 35 5.67 4.03 6.9 1
1986 36 DET qb 12 6 4 2-2-0 73 155 47.1 941 7 4.5 7 4.5 73 6.1 4.9 12.9 156.8 62.9 10 101 5.09 4.03 6.1 1 1 2
1988 38 TAM qb 12 2 1 0-1-0 31 46 67.4 368 3 6.5 1 2.2 34 8.0 8.3 11.9 184.0 104.3 1 8 7.66 7.98 2.1 1
1989 39 TAM qb 12 5 2 0-2-0 44 90 48.9 533 3 3.3 6 6.7 69 5.9 3.6 12.1 106.6 50.8 5 37 5.22 3.01 5.3 2
1990 40 IND 12 1 0 2 8 25.0 21 0 0.0 2 25.0 13 2.6 -8.6 10.5 21.0 0.0 0 0 2.63 -8.63 0.0 0
Career 186 171 79-92-0 2369 4519 52.4 29817 196 4.3 209 4.6 92 6.6 5.4 12.6 160.3 68.4 312 2710 5.61 4.48 6.5 20 24 106
12 yrs BUF 164 163 77-86-0 2188 4166 52.5 27590 181 4.3 190 4.6 92 6.6 5.4 12.6 168.2 68.9 292 2529 5.62 4.52 6.6 19 23 100
2 yrs DET 14 5 2-3-0 104 209 49.8 1305 9 4.3 10 4.8 73 6.2 5.0 12.5 93.2 64.0 14 136 5.24 4.03 6.3 1 1 3
2 yrs TAM 7 3 0-3-0 75 136 55.1 901 6 4.4 7 5.1 69 6.6 5.2 12.0 128.7 68.9 6 45 6.03 4.65 4.2 3
1 yr IND 1 0 2 8 25.0 21 0 0.0 2 25.0 13 2.6 -8.6 10.5 21.0 0.0 0 0 2.63 -8.63 0.0 0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1973 23 BUF QB 12 14 14 9-5-0 164 83 80 81 80 76 84 91 87 78
1974 24 BUF QB 12 14 14 9-5-0 232 105 96 105 100 96 109 101 78 104
1975 25 BUF QB 12 14 14 8-6-0 321 114 119 115 118 101 133 98 114 115
1976 26 BUF qb 12 7 7 2-5-0 151 110 114 131 133 91 117 146 111 126
1977 27 BUF QB 12 14 14 3-11-0 457 92 97 92 95 89 86 100 107 89
1978 28 BUF QB 12 16 16 5-11-0 330 95 95 103 102 100 110 107 100 106
1979 29 BUF QB 12 16 16 7-9-0 458 121 112 120 115 91 86 119 92 106
1980 30 BUF QB 12 16 16 11-5-0 439 87 100 95 103 107 104 105 126 103
1981 31 BUF QB 12 16 16 10-6-0 498 107 119 109 116 83 108 105 126 101
1982 32 BUF QB 12 9 9 4-5-0 264 80 89 73 79 95 82 77 120 77
1983 33 BUF QB 12 16 16 8-8-0 508 76 84 83 87 96 110 91 118 92
1984 34 BUF QB 12 12 11 1-10-0 344 73 69 77 75 98 92 91 94 86
1985 35 DET qb 12 8 1 0-1-0 54 93 96 86 88 106 95 80 107 90
1986 36 DET qb 12 6 4 2-2-0 155 79 84 85 87 70 104 93 110 85
1989 39 TAM qb 12 5 2 0-2-0 90 77 84 67 71 77 91 61 112 68
Career 186 171 79-92-0 4519

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1973 23 BUF QB 12 14 14 48 147 2 24 3.1 10.5 3.4 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3 0.1 -0.2 144 2 7
1974 24 BUF QB 12 14 14 54 111 2 15 2.1 7.9 3.9 111 2 14
1975 25 BUF QB 12 14 14 23 82 1 17 3.6 5.9 1.6 82 1 4
1976 26 BUF qb 12 7 7 18 81 0 19 4.5 11.6 2.6 81 0 2
1977 27 BUF QB 12 14 14 41 279 2 41 6.8 19.9 2.9 279 2 12
1978 28 BUF QB 12 16 16 27 76 0 12 2.8 4.8 1.7 1 -6 -6.0 0 -6 0.1 -0.4 70 0 5
1979 29 BUF QB 12 16 16 22 68 1 15 3.1 4.3 1.4 68 1 5
1980 30 BUF QB 12 16 16 31 65 0 15 2.1 4.1 1.9 65 0 9
1981 31 BUF QB 12 16 16 20 29 1 16 1.5 1.8 1.3 29 1 2
1982 32 BUF QB 12 9 9 16 46 1 13 2.9 5.1 1.8 46 1 5
1983 33 BUF QB 12 16 16 20 88 0 19 4.4 5.5 1.3 88 0 3
1984 34 BUF QB 12 12 11 19 102 0 20 5.4 8.5 1.6 102 0 8
1985 35 DET qb 12 8 1 4 12 1 15 3.0 1.5 0.5 12 1 1
1986 36 DET qb 12 6 4 5 25 0 14 5.0 4.2 0.8 25 0 3
1988 38 TAM qb 12 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0 0 1
1989 39 TAM qb 12 5 2 4 6 0 7 1.5 1.2 0.8 6 0 1
Career 186 171 353 1217 11 41 3.4 6.5 1.9 2 -9 -4.5 0 0 0.0 0.0 1208 11 82
12 yrs BUF 164 163 339 1174 10 41 3.5 7.2 2.1 2 -9 -4.5 0 0 0.0 -0.1 1165 10 76
2 yrs DET 14 5 9 37 1 15 4.1 2.6 0.6 37 1 4
2 yrs TAM 7 3 5 6 0 7 1.2 0.9 0.7 6 0 2

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1973 23 BUF QB 12 14 14 0 7 4 -3 0
1974 24 BUF QB 12 14 14 0 14 5 -13 0
1975 25 BUF QB 12 14 14 0 4 3 -1 0
1976 26 BUF qb 12 7 7 0 2 0 0 0
1977 27 BUF QB 12 14 14 0 12 7 -7 0
1978 28 BUF QB 12 16 16 0 5 3 -3 0
1979 29 BUF QB 12 16 16 0 5 3 0 0
1980 30 BUF QB 12 16 16 0 9 1 -12 0
1981 31 BUF QB 12 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
1982 32 BUF QB 12 9 9 0 5 2 -10 1
1983 33 BUF QB 12 16 16 0 3 3 0 0
1984 34 BUF QB 12 12 11 0 8 2 -26 0
1985 35 DET qb 12 8 1 0 1 0 0 0
1986 36 DET qb 12 6 4 0 3 2 0 0
1988 38 TAM qb 12 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
1989 39 TAM qb 12 5 2 0 1 0 0 0
Career 186 171 0 82 35 -75 1
12 yrs BUF 164 163 0 76 33 -75 1
2 yrs DET 14 5 0 4 2 0 0
2 yrs TAM 7 3 0 2 0 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1973 23 BUF QB 12 14 14 2 2 12
1974 24 BUF QB 12 14 14 2 2 12
1975 25 BUF QB 12 14 14 1 1 6
1977 27 BUF QB 12 14 14 2 2 12
1979 29 BUF QB 12 16 16 1 1 6
1981 31 BUF QB 12 16 16 1 1 6
1982 32 BUF QB 12 9 9 1 1 2 12
1985 35 DET qb 12 8 1 1 1 6
Career 186 171 11 1 12 72
12 yrs BUF 164 163 10 1 11 66
2 yrs DET 14 5 1 1 6
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Marc Bulger, Joe Namath*, Bob Griese*, Ken Anderson, John Elway*, Bernie Kosar, Jim Plunkett, Norm Snead, Jim Everett, Terry Bradshaw*
4 Marc Bulger, David Carr, Doug Williams, Terry Bradshaw*, Tony Eason, Bernie Kosar, Norm Snead, Pat Haden, Jay Schroeder, Jim McMahon
5 David Carr, Jay Schroeder, Terry Bradshaw*, Bill Kenney, Bernie Kosar, Norm Snead, Trent Dilfer, Jim McMahon, Tony Banks, Doug Williams
6 Neil Lomax, Tobin Rote, Ken O'Brien, Marc Bulger, Terry Bradshaw*, Bill Kenney, Jeff George, Warren Moon*, Norm Snead, David Carr
7 Norm Snead, Ken O'Brien, Terry Bradshaw*, Jay Schroeder, Jon Kitna, Neil Lomax, Kerry Collins, Jake Plummer, Jim Plunkett, Jay Cutler
8 Ken O'Brien, Neil Lomax, Tobin Rote, Neil O'Donnell, Kerry Collins, Jake Plummer, Bob Griese*, Drew Bledsoe, Norm Snead, Milt Plum
9 Tobin Rote, John Hadl, Norm Snead, Ken O'Brien, Kerry Collins, Dan Pastorini, Neil Lomax, Roman Gabriel, Jake Plummer, Bob Griese*
10 John Hadl, Norm Snead, Tobin Rote, Jim Harbaugh, Kerry Collins, Dave Krieg, Jake Plummer, Ken O'Brien, Roman Gabriel, Vinny Testaverde
11 Kerry Collins, John Hadl, Ed Brown, Jim Harbaugh, Norm Snead, Eddie LeBaron, Vinny Testaverde, Roman Gabriel, Jake Plummer, Steve Bartkowski
12 Jim Harbaugh, Kerry Collins, Vinny Testaverde, Ed Brown, John Hadl, Norm Snead, Eddie LeBaron, Dave Krieg, Phil Simms, Steve Bartkowski
13 Jim Harbaugh, Kerry Collins, Norm Snead, John Hadl, Vinny Testaverde, Ed Brown, Jim Hart, Brad Johnson, Phil Simms, John Brodie
14 Jim Harbaugh, Kerry Collins, Chris Chandler, Brad Johnson, John Brodie, Norm Snead, Charley Johnson, Craig Morton, Ed Brown, Dave Krieg
15 Jim Harbaugh, Kerry Collins, Craig Morton, Tobin Rote, Chris Chandler, Norm Snead, Brad Johnson, Charley Johnson, Jim Plunkett, Ed Brown
16 Jim Harbaugh, Kerry Collins, Craig Morton, Jim Plunkett, Chris Chandler, Tobin Rote, Norm Snead, Billy Kilmer, Brad Johnson, Charley Johnson
17 Jim Harbaugh, Kerry Collins, Craig Morton, Jim Plunkett, Chris Chandler, Tobin Rote, Norm Snead, Brad Johnson, Billy Kilmer, Charley Johnson
Career Jim Harbaugh, Norm Snead, Kerry Collins, Craig Morton, Chris Chandler, Jim Plunkett, Charley Johnson, Tobin Rote, Steve DeBerg, Brad Johnson

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1973 23 14 QB 60 23
1974 24 14 QB 111 12 78
1975 25 14 QB 177 73 5 18
1976 26 7 QB 86 21
1977 27 14 QB 152 40 7 31
1978 28 16 QB 126 15
1979 29 16 QB 182 4 10 68
1980 30 16 QB 163 17
1981 31 16 QB 211 17 8 64
1982 32 9 QB 70 23
1983 33 16 QB 183 8 10 68
1984 34 12 QB 104 25
1985 35 8 QB 24 47
1986 36 6 QB 54 38
1988 38 2 QB 25 49
1989 39 5 QB 22 44
1990 40 1 QB -3 70
1747 142