RAFAEL BERNARD FERGUSON, SAG-AFTRA Eligible, born in August 1997, is a college sophomore scholar-athlete (environmental engineering major and sprinter on the track team) at Johns Hopkins University.
Posted: Dec 07, 2015 in Centennial.org
Rafael Ferguson, Freshman, Johns Hopkins –Sprints
Ferguson made his collegiate debut Saturday at the Metro Holiday Season Opener on Staten Island. He set a Hopkins’ freshman record and fell just .01 second shy of the school record in the 60m sprint with a time of 6.96. He later competed in the 200m event, finishing in 22.21, the fourth-best time in Johns Hopkins history.
While a senior in high school, Rafa ran a 10.78 sec PR in the 100M Sprint and a 21.80 sec PR in the 200M. In high school he also competed in varsity baseball and varsity football, as well as in varsity track, while playing club soccer off season.
Rafael currently appears as a principal actor in two major TV commercials (see below), and sings tenor in our church Gospel choir. He is also gifted in writing and painting and has been teaching himself how to play jazz piano.
NIKE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INVITATIONAL 100M. Rafa runs a PR of 10.78 and wins the heat, March 14, 2015, Redondo Beach, CA
Above: Nike Southern California Invitational, March 14, 2015, Redondo Beach, CA, Rafa runs a 10.78 PR in the 100M and wins heat.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MISSION LEAGUE FINALS 200M. Rafa runs a PR of 21.80 and places 3rd, May 2015, Los Angeles, CA
As a high school sophomore, Rafael was the leading runner in the winning 4×100 relay team of the Mission League Finals, May 3, 2013.
Rafael presently appears as a principal in these two 2015 TV Commercials for a major wireless phone company – National, Network, Cable, Industrial, Wild-spot and Print, Released August 2015.
CURRENTLY TEACHING SELF JAZZ PIANO – CLIP FROM AUGUST 2015
VIDEOART PERFORMANCE 2014
Rafa is the subject of a videoart piece I made in April, 2014, entitled Ain’t Funny, inspired by Frantz Fanon’s book Black Skin, White Masks. He was 16 at the time I made this video.
Rafael in a Disney Ad in Essence Magazine. He’s the boy on the left, standing with the skateboard.
COMPETITIVE EXPERIENCE IN OTHER SPORTS
Rafael played football for his Loyola High School Los Angeles football team, grades 9-12. In this film Rafael is a senior, #37. He tackles the kick-returner in the Loyola High School Varsity Football game against Lakewood High School on Friday, September 5, 2014, at LA Valley College Stadium.
Rafael playing Club Soccer in Junior High
VIDEO PROJECTS IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Rafael’s Seventh Grade Science Video Project
Rafael is a supporting actor in this short video art piece that has become popular during Columbus Day