"A Buffalo starter in all 14 regular season games, Ferguson was the only NFL rookie to start every game at quarterback and made the UPI All-Rookie team. He connected on 44.5% of his passing attempts for 939 yards and four touchdowns.
Joe had his best day against the Colts in Baltimore, hitting on 11-of-19 for 201 yards and one touchdown, and rushed for 147 yards on 48 carries. The Bills' third round draft pick in 1973, he has an outstanding arm and is cool under pressure.
Ferguson was an All-America quarterback at Arkansas and was voted MVP in the Southwest Conference and a member of the All-Conference team as a junior. He set a number of Razorback passing records for Coach Frank Broyles and was named to the North-South Shrine Game, Hula Bowl and College All-Star squads.
Joe was a physical education major and hopes to someday be a coach. Hunting and fishing are his favorite forms of recreation."
-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook