Ferraro is one of 7 Gryphons invited to the event. All 7 were members of Guelph’s 2011 recruiting class. There wasn’t any question that Ferraro was one of the top K/P prospects in the country coming out of high school.
In 2014 he put it all together with a record-setting season as a kicker and a dramatically improved and consistent season as a punter. Ferraro reached the level that was expected of him coming out of high school and that was enough to generate CFL interest.
A synopsis of Ferraro’s Gryphon career including information from his Gryphons.ca profile:
2014: Played in all regular season and playoff games … Made 28 of 34 field goal attempts, with 7 being from 40 or more yards … Set a new CIS season record with 26 regular season FGs … Led the CIS in scoring with 114 points … Hit a 41-yard game-winning in 49-46 win over Western. Ferraro punted 73 times for a total of 2851 yards and a 39.1 average. Ferraro was Gryphon Special Teams Player of the Game 4 times while also being selected OUA and CIS Special Teams Player of the Week. Selected an OUA 2nd Team All Star and co-winner of Team’s Special Teams Player of the Year.
2013: Played in 8 games for the Gryphons … Made 10 of 16 field goal attempts, with his longest being for 47 yards … Ferraro punted 68 times for a total of 2398 yards with a long of 52… Hit a last-second field goal in Week 2 against Windsor that put Guelph ahead 24-23 for the win. In the Q-Final win against Windsor Ferraro made two field goals, punted nine times for a total of 340 yards. In the Semi Final loss against the Gaels, Ferraro successfully made a 23 yard FG. Week 2 & 10 Gryphon Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 2 & 10 OUA Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 2 CIS Special Teams Player of the Week
2012: Suited up in seven games for the Gryphons … made 6 of 10 field goal attempts, with his longest for 38 yards … punted 64 times for 2,304 yards with a long of 62. Started in the overtime 42-39 Semi Final win over the Queen’s Gaels and punted eight times for a total of 226 with a long of 38. Named Gryphon Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 2.
2011: Suited up in eight games for the Gryphons… made 10 of 14 field goal attempts, with his longest being for 59 yards… registered 31 total kickoffs for 1491 yards… punted 79 times for 2535 yards, averaging 32.09 yards with his longest totaling 59 yards…led the Gryphons in scoring with 51 total points