Robert Ferguson

Chickasha senior Robert Ferguson signs for McPherson College on Wednesday, with parents Dylan and Cindy, Head Coach Jerry Don Bray (standing, left) and Athletic Director Yohance Brown.

Adam Troxtell

Chickasha senior quarterback Robert Ferguson has signed a letter of intent to play for McPherson College starting in the fall.

Ferguson signed for the four-year university in McPherson, Kansas, at a ceremony in the CHS Activity Center with teammates and family present. He is the third Fightin' Chick out of the current senior class to sign to play football in college.

His 2015 season was limited by injury, but Ferguson made it count when he could. He rushed for 179 yards on 22 carries against El Reno in October and 85 yards against Del City in November.

He also completed five of 10 passes for 66 yards in the game against the Eagles.

"I didn't really know if I wanted to play football, then at the last minute started looking for a college to go to," Ferguson said. "I reached out to a couple of people, and then [McPherson] reached out to me."

A young McPherson team gives Ferguson a shot at playing time early, he said. While he hopes to line up at quarterback, Chickasha Head Coach Jerry Don Bray said Ferguson has the football mind and ability to fill many roles.

"He understands the game and could easily have started for us all year," Bray said. "He played as a sophomore in different positions. He's tough, versatile; you can move him around. Whatever position you put him at, he catches on real quick."

Ferguson said he plans to study elementary education and become a teacher. The accommodating atmosphere of McPherson is what brought him to his decision.

"It's a really friendly town and everyone at the college is very nice," Ferguson said. "It's a great community."

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