A Bronco is headed back to London.
Nick Ferguson, who played in Denver from 2003-07, has been chosen to serve as a studio analyst for Sky Sports — based in London — for a Sunday slate of NFL games.
He and former NFL linebacker Rocky Boiman earned the position with their performance at the league’s annual Broadcast Boot Camp in New Jersey.
“This an extraordinary opportunity for me to continue my broadcasting education, especially on Sky Sports in Europe where I won a World Bowl,” said Ferguson, who spent the 1998 season with the Rhein Fire in NFL Europa.
The broadcast boot camp, which ran from June 20-23, included tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, control room operation, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparations.
The players taped segements as studio and game analysts and took part in a networking session with television executives.
Since it began in 2007, the camp has helped 36 players earn broadcasting jobs down the road. Ferguson and Boiman are the first to earn broadcasting jobs directly as a result of their performance at the camp.
FOX Sports’ Curt Menefee said in a release that it’s a great opportunity for the two former players to “get right into the field.”
It’s unclear the exact date Ferguson will take on his assignment with Sky Sports, but it will be determined closer to the kickoff of the 2011 season.
Ferguson joins a handful of other former Broncos who have taken on broadcasting careers, including Tom Jackson and Mark Schlereth with ESPN and Shannon Sharpe with CBS.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com
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