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#3 Drake Ferch
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 209
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: State Center, Iowa
High School: West Marshall
Other College: Iowa Western CC
Experience: 2 Letters
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Drake Ferch
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 04/23/2012

Placed on scholarship at the end of fall camp … played in 11 games earning four starts … registered 54 tackles with 1.5 TFL … had two pass breakups … earned first career start vs. Kansas State, tallying nine tackles … posted a career-high 10 tackles vs. Baylor … had eight vs. Texas Tech.

Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams … recorded three tackles.

Redshirted initial collegiate season.

Iowa Western
Played two seasons at Iowa Western for coach Scott Strohmeier … two-time first-team All-MFC performer … led Midwest Football Conference in 2011 with eight interceptions … finished season with 44 tackles … as a freshman, made 53 tackles and grabbed four interceptions.

High School
Lettered four seasons at West Marshall High School for coach Ken Winkler … ranks 19th in Iowa high school football history with 76 career touchdowns scored … finished high school career with 5,316 rushing yards … 2009 Iowa Newspaper Association Class 2A first-team all-state … 2009 Marshalltown Times-Republican All-Area Player of the Year … as a senior, rushed for 1,538 yards and 18 touchdowns … was the leader of the Trojan defense with 105 tackles, three interceptions and three fumbles recovered … as a junior, compiled 1,835 yards and 29 touchdowns on the ground… led the WM defense with 99 tackles and six interceptions … also competed in basketball, earning honorable mention all-state honors, and track and field, where he was part of the Class 2A record-breaking 4x200m relay squad.

Born Sept. 9, 1991 … son of Randy and Tracy Ferch … brother, Duncan, is a member of the UNI football team … kinesiology and health major.

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