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Vagas Ferguson
Date of birth: March 6, 1957 (1957-03-06) (age 52)
Place of birth: Richmond, Indiana
Career information
Position(s): Running Back
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 1/ Pick 25
 As player:
New England Patriots
Cleveland Browns
Houston Oilers
Playing stats at

Vagas Ferguson (born March 6, 1957, in Richmond, Indiana) was a star running back for the University of Notre Dame who continued on to the National Football League for three seasons with the New England Patriots, who drafted him in the first round, the Cleveland Browns, and the Houston Oilers.

In 1979, his senior season at Notre Dame, Ferguson was voted to the All-America Team of the American Football Coaches Association. That year he was the fifth ranked player in the nation in yards per rush and finished fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy. He ranks third all-time for total yards gained (3,472) among Notre Dame running backs, having averaged 5.2 yards per carry.[1]

Ferguson currently resides in Richmond, Indiana. He is employed as an attendance liaison officer at Richmond High School, and is president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

He is a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site: All-Time Leaders,, URL accessed May 31, 2006.
Preceded by
Sam Cunningham
New England Patriots Starting Running Back
Succeeded by
Tony Collins


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