Jaylon O’Neal Ferguson (born December 14, 1995) is an American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana Tech.
Ferguson attended West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, Louisiana. He played football and basketball. He committed to Louisiana Tech University to play college football.
Ferguson redshirted his first year at Louisiana Tech in 2014. In 2015, he played in 12 games with five starts and recorded 35 tackles and six sacks. As a sophomore in 2016, he set the school record for sacks in a season with 14.5. As a junior in 2017, Ferguson had 38 tackles and seven sacks. He returned to Louisiana Tech for his senior year in 2018. During the season he broke the school record for career sacks. Ferguson became the NCAA FBS career sack leader during the 2018 Hawaii Bowl, and was also named winning-team MVP of that game.
Ferguson was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round (85th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. On July 19, 2019, Ferguson was placed on the reserve/NFI list with a hamstring injury. He was removed two days later.
On September 22, 2019, Ferguson made his NFL debut, recording 18 snaps against the Kansas City Chiefs. He recorded his first-career tackle two weeks later against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He made his first NFL start on November 3 against the New England Patriots. On November 17, Ferguson recorded his first-career sack against the Houston Texans, bringing down Deshaun Watson in the second quarter. Three weeks later he would bring down his second quarterback against the Buffalo Bills, sacking Josh Allen.