BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — There's a new sibling rivalry in the AFC East. In the sixth-round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins drafted long snapper, Blake Ferguson, from LSU. Blake's older brother, Reid, is entering his fourth season with the Buffalo Bills.
"When that call came across, it was a moment I’ll never forget," Blake told 7 ABC. "That was one of the first things I thought about as I got off the phone. He was wearing his bright red Bills shirt and I gave him a big hug."
That was one of the first things I thought about as I got off the phone. He was wearing his bright red Bills shirt and I gave him a big hug."
When the call came through to Blake's phone, Reid jumped into action to capture the moment.
"He kind of blacked out," Reid said. "I think the rest of us were just so focused on him and just sharing that moment as a family so it was incredible."
Both brothers say this is the dream scenario for them -- and is a blessing for their parents, who rarely miss a game. During Reid's three seasons in Buffalo, he's had at least one of his parents at every game. With two brothers now in the league they'll likely need to divide and conquer. But twice a year their travel plans will be easy.
"For two games a year, they won’t have to worry about their travel," Reid added. "They can just show up to the same place."
"Very quickly thereafter I thought, oh man, I get to play him [Reid] twice a year," Blake said. "I get to go up to Buffalo and he gets to come down to Miami and that’s going to make for some great stories and some very memorable experiences, so I’m excited about it."