TULANE: A three-year letterwinner who has started six of 29 career games... career numbers include 20 catches for 187 yards and two scores... earned the starting sport at tight end during the spring.
2006: Started three of 11 games and registered 10 catches for 108 yards and one touchdown... hauled in a career-long 55-yard reception at Mississippi State... scored his lone touchdown of the year with a five-yard score against Army... earned starting assignments against Houston, Mississippi State and Rice.
2005: Saw action in all 11 games for the Wave, both on special teams and at tight end... recorded four receptions for 27 yards... had two catches for 20 yards, including a career-long 16-yarder, against UTEP (10/14)... also had receptions in each of the final two games of the year.
2004: Number two tight end for Tulane until a broken ankle sidelined him in the season's seventh game... in seven games to that point, caught six passes for 52 yards and a touchdown... top performance came versus Florida A&M (9/11) with three catches for 29 yards and a five-yard touchdown reception... caught one pass for 13 yards versus Houston (10/30) before suffering an injury... also played on special teams, scoring a touchdown against East Carolina when he covered a blocked punt in the end zone... started twice in Tulane's two-tight end set.
HIGH SCHOOL: Listed as one of the state's Top 100 recruits by the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Houston Chronicle... rated as a member of Rivals.com Texas Top 100, who listed him as the No. 2 tight end in Texas and the No. 15 tight end in the country... earned first team all-region and all-district honors as a senior... a second team all-Greater Houston choice who captained his high school team in 2003... caught 67 career passes for 897 yards (13.4 yards per catch) with nine touchdowns... his senior season, caught 36 passes for 541 yards and six TDs... made 17 receptions for 362 yards and a pair of scores in 2002 to average 21.3 yards per catch... prep team won the district title his senior year... a three-sport standout (basketball, track)... a first team all-district honoree in basketball as a junior... as a member of the track, won the district triple jump and took second in the long jump... named Chemistry Student of the Year as a junior in high school.
PERSONAL: A finance major... born Gabriel Deunt Ratcliff on June 15, 1985, in Houston... the son of Diane Ratcliff... attended the same high school as Tulane teammates Ade Tuyo and Joe Goosby.
Ratcliff's Career Receiving Stats
|Year ||G-GS ||No. ||Yds ||Avg ||TD ||LP/Opp |
|2004 ||7-2 ||6 ||52 ||8.7 ||1 ||15/FAMU |
|2005 ||11-1 ||4 ||27 ||6.8 ||0 ||16/UTEP |
|Career ||18-3 ||10 ||79 ||7.9 ||1 ||16/UTEP |