KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WKBW) — Up until this season, Buffalo Bills long snapper Reid Ferguson’s parents came to every game, and then two things happened.
His brother Blake was drafted by the Miami Dolphins, and the COVID-19 pandemic began, so that streak came to an end.
But this weekend, they’ll be in the stands at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City cheering on their oldest son.
"We learned back when they were at LSU that how much it meant to them just to see us in the stands," said Reid's father Kevin. "Whatever the situation might be, after a tough loss, and we’re hugging them on the way back to the bus to fly back to LSU you could just tell that seeing a familiar face meant a lot to them.”
The Fergusons said they were able to get to a few of Reid’s games this year in the stadiums that allowed fans but it was an adjustment, especially that first week, when they couldn’t be there.
When asked if they were nervous before Sunday’s game they said not really, they’re appreciative that they get to see their son on the big stage.
“We try to live in the moment because we know with sports, especially football," said Reid's mom Tracy. "You could play one game and if you get hurt, you could never play again. So we have to appreciate every moment [and] every game for what it is, and just appreciate the opportunities and the blessing as they come.”