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Howard "Howie" Ferguson, Jr
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1930
New Iberia
Iberia Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 2005
New Iberia
Iberia Parish
Louisiana, USA

Professional football player. He played six seasons with the Green Bay Packers from 1953 to 1958. Known during his career as Howie, he did not play college football. In high school, he was a fine boxer and played football for New Iberia Senior High. He served in the Navy during the Korean War as a member of the frogman underwater demolition team. He played football with the Navy League Amphibian Division and was an MVP, earning second-team All-Navy honors two years in a row. He was discovered by the Los Angeles Rams while playing in the Navy. As a free agent, he was traded by the Rams to the Packers in 1953. He was a fullback and pass receiver for the Packers. His best season came in 1955 when he rushed for 859 yards and four TDs and garnered All Pro honors. In 1960, he played his final season with the Los Angeles Chargers, who played in the first American Football League championship game. Ferguson rushed for 2,558 yards and 10 touchdowns and caught 148 passes for 1,247 yards and three scores during his pro career. In 1974, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Pro football Hall of Fame tackle Art Donovan said of Ferguson, "he only played a couple of years, but I'll bet you every guy who ever tried to bring him down remembers each and every tackle." After his football days ended, Ferguson returned to New Iberia to Klein Deco as a field operator, then moved to Lake Charles. In 1977, Ferguson along with Mike Fournet began F&F Wireline, where he worked until his retirement in 2002. He enjoyed playing golf, snow- and water-skiing, boating, fishing, and traveling. 
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
New Iberia
Iberia Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Mel Bashore
Record added: Jul 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20612210
Howard Howie Ferguson, Jr
Added by: Mel Bashore
 
 
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