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Blake Ferguson
Miami Dolphins longsnapper Blake Ferguson (44) greets military members prior to an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Miami Dolphins)

Blake Ferguson (Long Snapper)

Inspired by his WWII Navy veteran great grandfather and Air Force veteran best friend, Blake Ferguson has fostered a deep military appreciation throughout his life. Since the Miami Dolphins drafted him in 2020, Blake immediately dedicated his time, energy and involvement to team Salute to Service initiatives that honor, empower, and connect with service members, veterans, and their families. He jumped at opportunities not only to participate, but also to lead. In 2021, he hosted his first military appreciation barbecue event for active-duty military members and veterans in South Florida during Salute to Service week. He partnered with United Way of Broward County's Mission United and the Miami Dolphins Food Relief Program to distribute 800 Thanksgiving meals to Broward County's military veterans and active reserve members. Ferguson also attended the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami flag football game between officers and enlisted service members and visited the air station later in the month to further connect with the Coast Guardsmen. He supported the Miami Dolphins Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) families and continues to seek every avenue to support the military community from team and individual outreach opportunities to messages of encouragement through social and digital media.