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Frank Raggo
Player Profile:
Frank Raggo 1871868
Position: Kicker
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Randolph, N.J.
High School: Randolph
Major: MBA/Marketing
Experience: 3 Letters

Fifth-year team member as a redshirt senior kicker • one of the top returning kick specialists in the Colonial Athletic Association • will serve as backup on kickoffs and punts to sophomore Jake Roth and redshirt freshman Mark Bonnie • has good leg strength and a good demeanor • has played in 33 career games and converted 74 of 75 extra points (.986).

Handled the placekicking duties for the Blue Hens for the third year in a row • went a perfect 28 for 28 on extra point attempts throughout the season for the season in a row • hit a season high six extra-points during the homecoming game vs. Richmond • hit a career high 11 field goal attempts over the course of the season • kicked his season and career long field goal vs. James Madison by putting it through the uprights from 55 yards out • hit three field goals from more than 45 yards out during the season • was perfect on field goal attempts from more the 40 yards out • set a career high in points during the season with 61 • named to the 2nd Team All-CAA • named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance vs Stony Brook. 

Among the top placekickers in the CAA as a second-year regular as a redshirt sophomore • handled all extra point and field goal attempts for Delaware and was backup on kickoffs and punts (did not see action) • team's leading scorer for second straight year with a career-high 54 points • was perfect on all 30 extra point attempts and made 8 of 11 field goal attempts, good for a .727 success rate • one only five CAA kickers to make all of his extra point attempts and ranked No. 5 in the league in field goal percentage and No. 6 in kick scoring (4.9 points per game) • converted all eight extra point attempts in season opener vs. Delaware State and went 4 for 4 vs. Albany • kicked a field goal in each of his final six games of the season, going an impressive 7 for 8 to finish out the year • had season-high two field goals vs. Towson • kicked season-long 43-yarder vs. Lafayette and had a 41-yard field goal vs. William & Mary • scored a season-high eight points each vs. Delaware State and Towson • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Stony Brook and Towson • named to CAA Academic All-Conference team.

Took over placekicking duties as a redshirt freshman and was a solid contributor to the offense • team's leading scorer with 46 points • converted 16 of 17 (.941) extra points and 10 of 16 (.625) field goals on the season • ranked No. 4 in the CAA in field goals per game (1.00/37th in NCAA), No. 7 in field goal pct. (.625), and No. 6 in kick scoring (4.6 points per game) • converted his first nine extra points of the season before only miss of year vs. New Hampshire • converted first six field goal attempts of season before a miss against Villanova • went 4 for 4 on field goals in 19-9 win over Lafayette and accounted for 13 points • four field goals tied a UD single game record done four other times and set a new UD freshman standard • 10 total field goals for the season was also a UD freshman mark • 13 points was the fifth highest single game total in UD annals • 45-yard kick vs. Lafayette was his season-long • also kicked two field goals each vs. Villanova and Albany • biggest kick of the season came in 24-23 win over William & Mary when his 29-yarder as time expired won the game • No. 3 on the depth chart for kickoffs but did not attempt at kick all season as Kevin McLaughlin and Erik Martinez handled duties • earned Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week award vs. Lafayette • kicked an extra point and converted a 34-yard field goal in Blue-White spring game in May • capped an outstanding spring session that saw him earn the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Special Teams Player award.

Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • after suffering injury in pre-season, returned to action during the season and was backup to starter Garrett Greenway • lone specialist in 2014 recruiting class.

Four-year starting kicker at Randolph High School for head coach Joe Lusardi • also a three-year starter at punter • team captain • earned All-State Group 4 honors as a senior • first team all-conference each of his final three seasons and an all-county pick twice • team's Defensive Player of the Year his senior year in 2013 • led team to 10-1 record and the state title as a freshman in 2010 • led team to four-year mark of 26-15-1 • kicked 13 career field goals, including four of 40+ yards, and booted 52 touchbacks, including 23 as a senior • was 101 of 112 on extra points, including 30 for 30 accuracy as a senior • averaged 30.0 yards per punt as a sophomore but improved to 37.0 as a junior and 37.7 as a senior • had career-best 77-yard punt as a senior • honor roll student.

Frank Raggo (“rag-oh”) IV • honor student • earned marketing degree at Delaware and is currently enrolled in MBA program • born Dec. 11, 1995 • son of Frank and Marjorie Raggo • father is a video editor for NBC Universal TV • mother is a freelance TV producer for NBC Universal • hobbies include soccer and being a disc jockey • father played two years of soccer at Marist • grandfather, Julio Mazzei, was head coach of the New York Cosmos and star Pele of the NASL • inducted as a scholar-athlete into the Morris County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.


Year G PAT-Att.
2017  11 28-28 11-15 55 61
2016 11 30-30 8-11 43 54
2015 11 16-17 10-16 45 46
TOTALS 33 74-75 19-42
55 161

PAT: 8 vs. Delaware State, 2016
Field Goals: 4 vs. Lafayette, 2015
13 vs. Lafayette, 2015

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