UAB previews game with Thundering Herd at Monday press conference
Enters senior campaign with two seasons behind him as Blazers' No. 1 punter ... ranks No. 6 all-time at UAB in career punts (111) and No. 5 in career punting yards (4,683) ... his 42.2 average is second on the Blazer career charts. 2010: Held down No. 1 punter job for second consecutive season ... finished with 42.0 yards per kick average to rank fifth in Conference USA ... his 75-yard punt at SMU last season was second-longest in UAB history and the longest recorded in C-USA in 2010 season ... averaged 48.6 yards on five punts against SMU ... also had a 47.8 average in season opener vs. Florida Atlantic as he recorded eight punts for 382 yards with a long of 65 yards ... ranked 44th in the nation in punting average in 2010.
2009: Was team's No. 1 punter throughout season ... averaged 42.8 yards per kick to rank No. 6 in Conference USA ... his punting average ranks No. 2 all-time at UAB for season average ... had a punt of 50 yards or more in eight games during season ... recorded a season-best 61-yard punt against UTEP ... averaged 48.0 yards vs. Florida Atlantic on two punts ... also averaged 47.7 on three kicks in win at UTEP ... had 12 punts during season that measured 50 yards or more.
2008: Served as backup to Swayze Waters ... recorded one punt for 48 yards against Alabama State.
2007: Did not see any action for UAB and was redshirted.
High School: Attended Hewitt-Trussville High ... earned honorable mention all-metro honors following sophomore, junior and senior seasons by Birmingham News ... in 2006 during senior season, he connected on field goals of 49 and 45 yards in same game to earn Birmingham News Player-of-the-Week accolades ... helped lead team to 7-4 record as sophomore, 6-5 as junior and 5-5 record as senior ... was nominated to Birmingham News Super Seniors "Best of the Rest" ... also played prep soccer and was a 2006 all-state selection.
Personal: Born May 30, 1989 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Vickie and Derrick Ragland ... major is business.