Louisiana State University Long Snapper Blake Ferguson is ‘Doing Sports God’s Way’

Blake Ferguson, the long snapper for the LSU Tigers, uses his platform as a collegiate athlete to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through his actions on the field and one on one. LSU Athletics Department

BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) — Blake Ferguson has had a remarkable football career in a unique position.

He came to LSU as the country’s number one long snapper as a senior in high school, and last year he was named best collegiate long snapper.

On top of that, he took over the job for the Tigers from his brother Reid, who was signed after graduation as the long snapper for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. Scouts are predicting Blake will play at that level on Sundays, too.

But Sundays have another special meaning for the professional football prospect. Ferguson is a committed Christian. His home church is Georgia Baptist congregation Christ Covenant Church in Smyrna, Ga.

As much as Blake contributes to the success of the Tigers on the gridiron, observers say he makes an equally important impact off the field.

Andy Stroup, the greater Baton Rouge area director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, called Ferguson “the main guy” in LSU’s FCA chapter.

“He has been a part of the leadership team — going on his third year,” Stroup told the Baptist Message. “He is a tremendous man.

“When Blake walks into the room the energy goes up,” Stroup continued. “He has allowed us to speak life into him, and he has done likewise with other players.”

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Source: Baptist Press