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#89 Nico Ragaini

Height 6-0
Weight 193 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown East Haven, Conn.
High School Notre Dame
Previous School Avon Old Farms Prep

Hawk Item – – Redshirted in 2018 after seeing action in just three games . . . one of 12 true freshmen to see action in 2018 . . . attended Avon Old Farms Prep School for one semester following high school career . . . enrolled in 2018 spring semester and participated in spring practice.

2020 Honors – – Preseason first-team All-Big Ten punt return specialist by Phil Steele.

2019 Honors – – First-team All-Big Ten punt return specialist by Phil Steele . . . 2019 – – Saw action in all 13 games, with two starts . . . led team in receptions and ranked third in receiving yards (46-439), with two touchdowns . . . averaged 10.7 yards on nine punt returns . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Miami as offense gained 213 net rushing yards and 465 yards total offense . . . one reception for 45 yards to set up a touchdown, along with one rushing attempt for two yards . . . also had two punt returns for 16 yards . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers as offense gained 438 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 21 yards, with a long of 12 yards . . . also had two punt returns for 11 yards . . . one of three wide receivers in starting line-up in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . led team with career-best five receptions for 43 yards at Iowa State, with a long of 18 yards . . . one punt return for 15 yards at Iowa State, which led to Iowa’s only touchdown . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee as offense gained 644 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 39 yards vs. MTSU, with a long of 35 yards . . . saw action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . career-best six receptions for 46 yards at Michigan . . . career-best four punt returns for 54 yards at Michigan, including a long of 17 yards . . . saw action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . career-high seven receptions for 55 yards vs. PSU, with a long of 18 yards . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . six receptions for 31 yards vs. Purdue, with a long of 13 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 20-0 win at Northwestern, recording one reception for four yards . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . six receptions for 32 yards at Wisconsin, including three-yard reception for first career touchdown . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . two receptions for 30 yards vs. Minnesota, including 21-yard scoring reception on Iowa’s first drive of the game . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois as offense gained 387 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 27 yards vs. Illinois, with a long of 18 . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . three receptions for 12 yards at Nebraska . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC . . . two receptions for 54 yards vs. USC, with a long of 30 yards.

2018 – – Saw action in three games, recording one reception for seven yards . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 545 yards total offense . . . first career reception for seven yards vs. UNI . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 31-28 win over Nebraska . . . did not see action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State.

High school honors – – Two-time Male Athlete of the Year in New Haven . . . earned All-New England recognition at prep school . . . earned all-state honors for final three high school seasons after starting as a wide receiver as a freshman . . . named to Walter Camp all-state team as a junior and senior . . .  Career – – Four-year football letterman as wide receiver and defensive back, helping prep team win 26 games in final three seasons . . . career totals include 3,345 receiving yards in four seasons . . . set state record for career receptions (222) . . . 46 receptions for 923 yards and nine touchdowns in prep school . . . as a senior recorded 59 receptions for 988 yards . . . totaled 1,591 all-purpose yards and scored 13 touchdowns . . . added 41 tackles and two interceptions on defense . . . collected 64 receptions for 903 yards as a junior, totaling 1,708 all-purpose yards . . . as a sophomore recorded 71 receptions for 1,036 yards and 14 touchdowns . . . 28 receptions for 418 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman . . . also participated in lacrosse and indoor track as a prep . . . holds school lacrosse records for career assists (109) and points (180) . . . earned all-state recognition in track on 4 x 400-meter relay unit . . . team captain as a senior.

Personal – – Born 1/26/99 . . . sport and recreation management major . . . National Honor Society . . . parents are Josanna and Gianni Ragaini . . . high school coach was Tom Marcucci . . . prep school coach was Bill Mella.