Joe Ferguson
American football player and coach
Joe Ferguson
Joseph Carlton Ferguson, Jr. is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He played high school football in Shreveport, Louisiana for Woodlawn High School, guiding the Knights to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class AAA state championship in 1968. Ferguson succeeded Terry Bradshaw as Woodlawn's starting quarterback.
Biography
Joe Ferguson's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Joe Ferguson
News
News abour Joe Ferguson from around the web
The Chicago aldermen who chumped you
Chicago Times - about 1 year
We have some questions for the 25 aldermen who voted Wednesday to gut the ordinance assigning oversight of the City Council to Inspector General Joe Ferguson. What assurances can you give taxpayers that the $100 million-a-year workers' compensation fund is being managed correctly? What safeguards...
Article Link:
Chicago Times article
Seal the deal between Chicago aldermen and the inspector general
Chicago Times - about 1 year
A consensus has emerged that the pending ordinance bringing the Chicago City Council under the jurisdiction of Inspector General Joe Ferguson is long overdue. Extending the inspector general’s scope provides necessary oversight of the legislative branch, replacing the toothless office of the legislative...
Article Link:
Chicago Times article
Bacon, Now With Toenails? USDA Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Pork Program
Huffington Post - about 2 years
by Amanda Hitt Americans love pork. But they'd probably think twice about biting into that slice of bacon or Spam sandwich if they knew about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's high-speed slaughter program. Fortunately, a few brave USDA meat inspectors have come forward to let folks know what's really going on in some pork plants across the country. Based on what they say, it's time to slow things down. Under the Department of Agriculture's high-speed inspection program, pigs are moving down the processing lines at 1,300 hogs per hour! That's really fast when you consider each pig weighs about 250 pounds. It's so fast that USDA inspectors are coming forward with concerns, specifically about contamination. And by contamination, picture things like hair, toenails, feces, cystic kidneys, etc. What's alarming is that whistleblowing inspectors report that this contamination is routinely missed by inspection and ending up at your grocery store or McDonald's. How can an inspe ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Superhydrophobic What? How Rust-Oleum NeverWet Works
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Nathan Ferraro and Joe Ferguson, chemists at Rust-Oleum's Research and Development Laboratory in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., contributed this article to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. When a drop of liquid contacts a surface, it creates a "contact angle" — the angle formed between the edge of the drop and the surface it rests on. The higher the contact angle, the more likely a liquid will roll off a surface. A superhydrophobic surface repels water to an extreme degree — specifically, it has a contact angle with water of at least 150 degrees.
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Chicago Commuter Tax? Community Group Revives Call To Levy Tax On Suburbanites Working In The City
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The tax man will come a-calling for suburbanites working in the city of Chicago if one community group has its way. The labor-community coalition Grassroots Collaborative has renewed calls for non-Chicago residents making their living in the city to pay a "commuter tax." According to the group's just-published study, "Downtown Prosperity, Neighborhood Neglect: Chicago’s Black and Latino Workers Left Behind," Chicago taxpayers have subsidized some $1.2 billion in job creation and job relocation (via sources like TIF money and property taxes). Meanwhile, the study argues the benefits have disproportionately been sucked up by non-residents. "From 2002 to 2011, downtown economic activity brought a net gain of 52,404 jobs to downtown Chicago. However, only 1 of 4 of those new jobs was filled by a Chicago resident," the study claims. (Read the full report) "So our Chicago taxpayers are paying for these jobs to be created yet aren't getting direct benefit," Grassroots Collaborative ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Editorial: Reappoint the inspector general
Chicago Times - over 3 years
These endless spats leave the mayor looking evasive. He should reappoint the IG and move on. These endless disagreements between Rahm Emanuel and Joe Ferguson leave the mayor looking evasive.     
Article Link:
Chicago Times article
SoftBank draws strong demand for new bond issue - Reuters
Google News - almost 4 years
Bloomberg SoftBank draws strong demand for new bond issue Reuters By Joy Ferguson. Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:45pm EDT. April 18 (IFR) - Despite the uncertainty surrounding Dish Network's rival offer for Sprint Nextel earlier in the week, SoftBank successfully priced its dual-currency bond offering on Thursday at a significant upsize ... Dish makes US national security argument for Sprint offerChicago Tribune Sprint Lenders Clash With Owners on Dish Bid: Corporate FinanceBloomberg Dish's Ergen is hungry for wireless spectrum (Video)Kansas City Business Journal Barron's (blog) -Wall Street Journal -TheStreet.com all 75 news articles »
Article Link:
Google News article
Dish bid for Sprint raises questions for SoftBank bond offer
Reuters Canada - almost 4 years
By Rachelle Kakouris and Joy Ferguson Dish Network Corp's surprise USD25bn rival bid for wireless telecom provider Sprint Nextel Corp on Monday could create uncertainty for SoftBank's new high-yield bond offering, which is currently being marketed to investors - and is intended in part to finance its own acquisition of Sprint.
Article Link:
Reuters Canada article
Moody's sees dividend recaps slowing in 2013
Reuters.com - almost 4 years
By Joy Ferguson M&A and leveraged buyouts are set to increase but new debt issues to fund dividend payments, known as "dividend recaps", are likely to slow down in 2013, according to a new Moody's report.
Article Link:
Reuters.com article
Dick Simpson: Still Ain't Ready for Reform
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Once again the Chicago City Council proved it's not ready for reform. Recently, the council voted unanimously to pass the second set of reforms proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Ethics Task Force, except as the reforms would apply to them. Under the new ordinance, Mayor Emanuel's newly appointed Ethics Board is granted more power to approve investigations and punishments for ethics violations. But instead of being accountable like all other city employees, aldermen created their own legislative inspector general. They did this instead of allowing the effective city inspector general, Joe Ferguson, to investigate them or their staffs. The council's special legislative inspector general can only investigate on sworn complaints approved by the Ethics Board, not on his own initiative or from anonymous complaints. It does not matter what evidence is provided in support of the complaints. And making false claims against aldermen will bring a $2,000 fine to anyone who dares to c ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
IMG Academies announces 2012 All-Madden and NCSA Next Men-In Teams
Bradenton Patch - over 4 years
IMG Academies announced the 2012 IMG All-Madden Team, featuring 27 of the nation’s top high school football players. They were selected for their exemplary on-field and classroom performance at the invitation-only All-Madden Mini-Camp, held July 27 – 29 on the campus of IMG Academies. The team was selected from more than 120 players representing 20 states and Canada, Switzerland, Mexico and Japan. Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke and his staff of experienced coaches led the camp, which simulated the intensity and atmosphere of an NFL training camp. “I told the players at the very beginning that their talent can only take them so far, and their future depended on their hard work and commitment to improving, and this group of young men proved themselves,” said Chris Weinke, Director of Football, IMG Academies. “We strive to develop players from the ground up, and our staff was able to evaluate the progression of each athlete, while installing offensive an ...
Article Link:
Bradenton Patch article
Bills remain cautious despite convincing win - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Fitzpatrick is now the third Bills player to have three or more 4-TD games, joining Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Kelly, who had 10, and Joe Ferguson, who had five. ... The Bills had 23 first downs. They had 20 or more first downs only four times last
Article Link:
Google News article
Mississippi: Post 9/11 - WLBT-TV
Google News - over 5 years
At least four victims with close ties to Mississippi died in those attacks from Lt. Colonel Jerry Don Dickerson, Jr. of Durant who was killed at the Pentagon and his lifetime friend National Geographic photographer, Joe Ferguson who was on board
Article Link:
Google News article
ARC Football Team Seeks to Repeat as Champions - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
From left to right: Thomas Evans, LaDon Hudson, Joe Ferguson, Cory Aubert, Connor Rains (rear), Coach Haflich (front), Cortez Woods, Terry Easmon, Bryce Pratt. arcfootball.com Can the 2011 American River College football team repeat as champs of the
Article Link:
Google News article
For openers.... - Bengals.com
Google News - over 5 years
Hall of Famer John Elway won in Pittsburgh in 1983, 10 years after Buffalo's Joe Ferguson did it for the first time in New England. It didn't happen for 18 more years, when Carolina's Chris Weinke won the first of his two NFL wins in a 2-18 career when
Article Link:
Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Ferguson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 61
    Ferguson played college football at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he held the school's single game record for most completions until broken in 2012 (31 against Texas A&M in 1971) and in that same season was named the Southwest Conference's Offensive Player of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details
  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 58
    In July 2009, it was reported that Ferguson had recovered from his battles with cancer.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2008
    Age 57
    In February 2008, he was treated at M.D. Anderson in the intensive care unit for pneumonia.
    More Details Hide Details
    In January 2008, Ferguson was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2005
    Age 54
    In May 2005, Ferguson was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma cancer and underwent treatment at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 29
    Ferguson also surpassed 20 touchdown passes in three other seasons: 1980, 1981, 1983.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1975
    Age 24
    In 1975 Ferguson tied Fran Tarkenton for the NFL lead with 25 touchdown passes and compiled a passer rating of 81.3.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1973
    Age 22
    Although he is most famous for playing with the Bills from 1973 to 1984, Ferguson also played three seasons for the Detroit Lions and two seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one final season with the Indianapolis Colts.
    More Details Hide Details Ferguson placed in the top 10 in pass attempts five times, completions and passing yards four times, passing touchdowns six times, and yards per pass three times. At one time he shared, with Ron Jaworski, the NFL record for consecutive starts by a quarterback with 107, until he was replaced by Joe Dufek on September 30, 1984. He has a 1–3 record in the NFL postseason, winning against the New York Jets in 1981. His three losses came from the Cincinnati Bengals in those same playoffs, the San Diego Chargers the year before in 1980 (a game in which he played the entire contest with a sprained ankle), and in 1974 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He retired after the 1990 season after playing only one game with the Colts.
    The Buffalo Bills selected Ferguson in the third round of the 1973 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 17
    Ferguson played high school football in Shreveport, Louisiana, for Woodlawn High School. He guided the Knights to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class AAA (the top classification at the time) state championship in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details Ferguson succeeded Terry Bradshaw as Woodlawn's starting quarterback.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on April 23, 1950.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)