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NC A&T Football BIO
99 Marquis Ragland
Marquis Ragland 1602137

Has tremendous potential as the future of the Aggies defensive line…Did not play in 2012 to focus on academics…Played a major role in the Aggies’ No. 1 FCS ranking in rush defense…Comes in No. 1 on the depth chart at nose tackle…Has the agility and speed to be terrorizer for offensive opponents…Has big-hit ability which should help the Aggies force turnovers…Is tied for the team’s best bench press max with starting center Ronald Canty at 430 pounds…Can bench press 225 a total of 25 times, which ranks him second on the team…His 475 squat max is the third best on the team and his 325 power clean is second best…Runs a 4.88 in the 40-yard dash and his reach is 98 ½ inches.

2013 Season: Played in 10 games with three starts…Made nine solo tackles and six assisted tackles for a total of 15, including 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack…Made three solo tackles and one assisted tackle in the Aggies 59-12 win over Virginia University of Lynchburg on Nov. 2..Had two solo stops and two assisted tackles, including a tackle for loss in the Aggies 41-14 win over Savannah State on Nov. 16…The following week, he made three solo tackles against N.C. Central in a 28-0 win.

High School: Named first-team Mid-South all-conference on defense...Earned second-team honors as an offensive player.

Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 265
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
High School: Seventy-First
Major: SSFM/Leisure Studies
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