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UND M Football BIO
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Will Ratelle
Player Profile:
Will Ratelle 767334
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edina, Minn.
High School: St. Thomas Academy
Major: Phys. Ed., Ex. Sci. & Wellness
2015 (Senior): Earned first team All-Big Sky honors ... Named to the FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team ... Named to the All-Big Sky Academic team ... Surpassed the century mark i tackles for second-consecutive season, breaking his own UND Division I single-season record and ranking fifth in the Big Sky with 110 tackles ... Also added a team-high 12.5 tackles for a loss and career-high 4.0 sacks ... Finished with seven double-digit tackle performances, including a career-high 15 in the Big Sky opener vs. UC Davis (Sept. 26) ... Had 12 solo stops and 4.0 tackles for a loss against the Aggies ... Had a stretch of four games with at least 12 tackles in each contest ... Had 10 solo stops and 13 total tackles in home win over No. 19 Montana State ... Had six tackles and first career interception in final home game at the Alerus Center vs. Northern Colorado (Nov. 14) ... Posted 11 tackles, including 2.0 for a loss in final collegiate game at Cal Poly (Nov. 21) ... Earned fourth letter. 

2014 (Junior):
Started all 12 games at middle linebacker becoming first UND player since Digger Anderson (2004) to record more than 100 tackles in a season ... ... Racked up 106 total tackles en route to earning All-Big Sky honorable mention honors ... Made at least four tackles in all 12 contests and had three games where he reached double-figures in take downs ... Had a season-high seven solo tackles, finishing with 13 total in win over Robert Morris (Sept. 6) ... Posted nine tackles and returned a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown at Montana State (Sept. 27) ... Also had nine tackles in win over Portland State (Oct. 11), at Eastern Washington (Nov. 1) and vs. Weber State (Nov. 8) ... Finished with a season-high 14 tackles in win over Stony Brook (Sept. 20) and also registered first sack of the season ... Earned third letter.

2013 (Sophomore):
Appeared in eight games as a reserve middle linebacker and special teams contributor ... Totalled 25 tackles for the second consecutive season ... Suffered a foot injury in season opener that cost him three contests ... Made two solo tackles in his return for Big Sky road win at Idaho State (Oct. 5) ... Had a season-high four solo tackles vs. No. 6 Eastern Washington (Oct. 12) ... Posted a season-high five total tackles vs. Sacramento State (Oct. 19) ... Had four tackles in each of the last three contests ... Earned second letter.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in nine games as a reserve middle linebacker and special teams contributor ... Had one tackle in his collegiate debut vs. South Dakota Mines (Aug. 30) ... Added two tackles at San Deigo State (Sept. 15) and made five in the team's Big Sky debut at Sacramento State (Sept. 22) ... Registered a season-high seven tackles at Eastern Washington (Oct. 6) ... Had four solo stops, including first career tackle for loss at Montana State (Oct. 27) ... Also had four tackles in home finale vs. Southern Utah (Nov. 3) ... Earned first letter ... Named to the Big Sky All-Academic Team ... Recipient of the 2012 Athletics Director Award of Merit ... Earned first letter.

2011:
Redshirted ... Recipient of the 2011 Athletics Director Award of Merit.

Before UND: A 2011 graduate of St. Thomas Academy … Named to the Minnesota Associated Press All-State first team and the Classic Suburban Conference Defensive Player of the Year after registering 144 tackles as a senior … Also earned St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State honors and named to the Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro team … Was a two-time Classic Suburban All-Conference performer … Finished career with 280 tackles, including 27 for a loss … Returned two of his four career interceptions for touchdowns.
 
Personal: Majoring in Kinesiology  … Son of John and Mary Ratelle.

Ratelle's Career Defensive Statistics:

YEAR

GP-GS

UA

A

TOT

TFL

INT

PBU

RF

FF

QBH

SACK

2012 9-0 15 10 25 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 8-0 15 10 25 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 12-12 61 45 106 5.5-15 0 3 2 0 6 2.0-8
2015 11-11 63 47 110 12.5-64 1 0 0 1 3 4.0-34
Total 40-23 138 128 266 20.0-82 1 3 2 1 9 6.0-42

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