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Bob Ferguson


Robert Eugene Ferguson

Inducted 1996

Date of Birth



Columbus, OH


Ohio State University (1959-1961)


Bob Ferguson averaged five yards every time he carried the ball for Ohio State. He led his team in rushing three years and was unanimous All-America in 1960 and 1961. He won the Maxwell Award in 1961 as the nation's leading player. Ohio State was undefeated and won a part of the national champion that year. Ferguson scored 13 touchdowns in 1960, and 11 touchdowns in 1961. He played pro with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings 1962-63. A head injury ended his football career. Ferguson returned to Ohio State and obtained a master's degree in sociology. As a college star, Ferguson stood six feet tall and weighed 217 pounds.


Height 6'1

Weight 217

Career Highlights

  • 1961 All-Conference
  • 1961 Heisman - Second
  • 1961 Maxwell Award Winner
  • 1961 Unanimous All-America
  • 1960 All-Conference
  • 1960 Unanimous All-America
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