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Reggie Ragland

School

The University of Alabama

Position
Linebacker
Major
Consumer Affairs

Classroom

Reggie Ragland returned to college for his senior year to complete his degree in consumer affairs. Looking to fulfill a promise he made to his mother that he would earn a degree while at the University of Alabama, Ragland is scheduled to graduate in three and a half years.

Character

A member of the Alabama football team’s leadership council, Ragland sets an example for underclassmen regarding how a student-athlete should carry himself at the university on and off the field.

Community

The senior linebacker has dedicated himself to volunteering in the community, contributing numerous service hours each year that he has been in Tuscaloosa. Across his first three years at the Capstone, Ragland put together an impressive list of volunteering opportunities and has gone above and beyond what is asked of Alabama football student-athletes. In all, he has totaled 50-plus hours of community service across double-digit volunteer opportunities that include visits to hospitals, schools and churches. He has put in more than 15 hours of service at the Tuscaloosa Temporary Emergency Services center, while also spending time with local veterans at the VA hospital.

Competition

Ragland stepped up in 2014 at linebacker for the Crimson Tide. As a junior, he was second on the team with 95 total tackles while accounting for 10.5 tackles for loss (-27 yards), 1.5 sacks (-12 yards), one interception, three pass breakups, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and a quarterback hurry. His season highlights included a 13-tackle performance with four solos and one for loss at LSU, and 10 stops against top-ranked Mississippi State. The senior will lead the 2015 Crimson Tide from the middle linebacker spot after learning the role under the tutelage of current NFL players C.J. Mosley and Nico Johnson. In total, Ragland has seen action in 38 total contests, including 13 starts, while accumulating 120 total tackles, 11 of which were for a loss. He has also added 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception during those first three seasons.