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98  Jake Ratliff
Jake Ratliff

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lawton, Okla.

High School:
Eisenhower

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 255

Position:
Defensive End

Birthdate:
11/29/1985

Experience:
3L

Major:
Animal Science


2007 - JUNIOR SEASON
Recovered a fumble against Virginia in the Gator Bowl ... also posted a tackle for loss ... tallied a season-high four tackles at Baylor ... picked up three total tackles, a pass break-up and two quarterback hurries against Iowa State ... registered three tackles (two solo) including one for loss at Oklahoma State ... tallied four total tackles in the home opener against UTEP ... made three tackles and recorded his first sack of the season at SMU ... also tied safety Darcel McBath with two pass break-ups, knocking down a pair of passes at the line of scrimmage.

2006 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention ... finished inaugural season in the starting lineup with 50 tackles, seven tackles for loss and three and a half sacks ... tied sixth in the Big 12 with three forced fumbles ... had six tackles in the bowl win against Minnesota ... closed the regular season with a tackle against Oklahoma State ... finished the Oklahoma game with three tackles including his seventh tackle for loss on the season ... tallied four tackles (three solo) and half a sack against Baylor ... had at least half a sack in three-consecutive games ... totaled three tackles, including one for loss, his third sack of the season (negative six yards) against Texas ... forced his third fumble in the third quarter with his hit on running back Selvin Young ... also recovered his first career fumble late in the fourth quarter ... added three tackles and a sack (negative eight yards) at Iowa State ... made four tackles (three solo) and registered his third and a half tackle for loss of the season (negative three yards) against Missouri ... matched his career-high with six total tackles at Texas A&M ... in the SE Louisiana game, made three tackles and forced his second fumble while also being credited with two quarterback hurries ... continued his emergence as a force in Tech's defensive front seven at TCU, registering a career-high six tackles (four solo) and his first ever sack ... started for the second-consecutive game and picked up five tackles, half a tackle for loss and a pass break-up from the defensive end position at UTEP ... pass breakup in overtime led to Tech interception eventual Red Raider win ... started the first game of his career against SMU in place of the injured Seth Nitschmann ... forced a key fumble that was picked up by Keyunta Dawson and returned 26 yards to set up the Red Raiders final touchdown of the game ... also recorded a pass break-up and a hurry.

2005 - REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... made five tackles on the season, including four in the win over Indiana State ... also had a tackle against Sam Houston State.

2004 - FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirt season.

EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL
Eisenhower High School in Lawton, Okla. ... PrepStar All-Region Team (defense) ... caught two passes for 33 yards and two touchdowns senior season ... also logged 42 tackles and two sacks on defense ... averaged 36.1 yards per punt on 31 punts ... part of offensive unit which averaged 33.6 points per game ... also recruited by Texas A&M ... benches 250, squats 320 ... 30-inch vertical ... 4.8 in the 40 ... also played basketball, baseball and participated in rodeo competition ... High School Coach: Bill Whitley.

PERSONAL
Jake Ratliff ... born November 29, 1985, in Lawton, Okla. ... son of Karen and Matt Ratliff ... enjoys the rodeo and roping in his spare time ... majoring in animal science.

DEFENSE	G	U-A-TT	TFL	Sack	Int	FR-FF	PBU
2005	12	3-2-5	0.0	0.0	0	0-0	0
2006	13	27-23-50	7.0	3.5	0	1-3	4
2007	13	16-10-26	3.0	1.0	0	0-0	3
TOTALS	38	46-35-81	10.0	4.5	0	1-3	7

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