A Rising Star
August 8, 2018
Southern Torch (3574 articles)

A Rising Star

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Zeb Ferguson attended NSFC (Nick Saban Football Camp) in June, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

The grueling 3 day camp was full of practices, drills and 7 on 7’s. The days consisted of early rising, breakfast, practice, lunch, practice, dinner, and practice again.

“By days end we were dog tired,” said Ferguson. “It was exciting to get to work with Javier Arenas, a Bama legend from the 2010 BCS national Championship team. He was a very encouraging coach.”

Zeb spent the first day working with rising Juniors (like himself) then they moved him up to work with rising Seniors. That is when he got to work with Coach Arenas.

At the camp, Zeb had to pick one position, either offense or defense, so he picked safety (which included safety/strong safety/nickel). He also plays wide receiver, but since he could only pick one position, he chose safety.

Having been to camp before, when he was several years younger, Zeb knew the routine. Coach Saban speaks, everyone listens intently.

On the last day, awards are given out. When awards started, a guy sitting beside him said “don’t worry, none of us are gonna get these” and then they called Zeb’s name for the All Saban Award. It is given to one player per position per grade. He was going up against about 40 guys. He was excited to say the least.

“It was great getting to spend time where National champions practice and prepare, with the greatest coach of our time”, Ferguson stated.

Congratulations to Zeb, we look forward to seeing you on the field this fall!

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