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Team captain in 2011.
2010: Started all 11 games at center ... an Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League selection ... the team’s long snapper ... made two special teams tackles against Drake (Sept. 25) ... recovered a fumble against Marist on Oct. 9 ... finished the season with five tackles.
2009: Started all 11 games for Valpo on the offensive line ... made one tackle against Dayton on Oct. 24.
2008: Played in three games as a rookie ... made collegiate debut at Morehead State (Nov. 1) ... played on Valpo’s reserve team ... team’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Butler game ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Shamrocks ... a Walter Peyton’s Roundhouse Player of the Week ... also lettered in track and field.
Personal: Ferdinand is the son of Ferdinand and Mercedes Velez ... major is marketing ... born Sept. 14, 1989.