MIAMI, FL – Rising high school star, Baby Slice, son of UFC star,Kimbo Slice, wants to play football at Notre Dame.
Kevin Ferguson always wanted to be an All-American linebacker for the University of Miami. It didn’t work out for the man better known as Kimbo Slice, but he may have a second lease on life with his son Kevin Ferguson II.
Though Kimbo wanted to play at Miami, Kevin is dead set on playing for The Fighting Irish. “The best linebackers in the country are at Notre Dame. That’s where I want to play. I want to play with Manti Te’o.”
Notre Dame Football coach, Brian Kelly, is thrilled that Kevin wants to play at Notre Dame and feels that Kevin will make an immediate impact with the Irish.
Kevin’s father, Kimbo, was a great football prospect in the early ’90s at Palmetto H.S. in the Miami area. His football career was derailed when his house was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew.
Kevin, a 16-year-old at Booker T. Washington H.S., is the spitting image of his menacing dad all the way down to the trademark facial hair. He’s got a big bushy beard, but doesn’t have to go with the bald head like his father. Kevin II has a tall mohawk. He looks slightly older than a junior in high school.
Kevin II is one of nine kids. When his father’s in town he stays with Kimbo and the rest of the time he’s at Mom’s. He has a close bond with his Dad, who fought professionally for both EliteXC and the UFC. Said Ferguson:
“He’s a cool dad. He’s more like a brother to me, but you also have to keep the respect there because he’s also our father … not just our friend.”
Ferguson is a 6-foot-1, 195-pound running back with some extra pressure on his shoulders. People around Miami know Kimbo very well.
And here’s his son, Baby Slice., who could be his father’s twin:
“It’s a motivation. Kimbo Slice being my dad is a motivation to not be as good as him, but to be better than him. So, when dudes criticize me about who he is, that just let’s me know that they know who I am, and I just go out there and try to make my presence known. I don’t try to be Kimbo Slice’s son, I want to be Kevin Ferguson the second.”
It’s still early in Ferguson’s development. He was backup at Miramar H.S. last year, but still decided to roll the dice by transferring to Booker T, a Florida superpower. If he wins a starting job during his junior or senior year and puts up numbers, he’s almost guaranteed a Division I scholarship. On a positive note he also sports a 3.2 GPA.
Here’s a little Baby Slice:
Here’s a little Kimbo Slice: