Selected to the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List... Played in all 12 games, starting five games at tight end... Started first three games and also started at Oklahoma and on Senior Day against Iowa State... Hauled in two catches for 11 yards and a touchdown on the season... Recorded a two-yard touchdown catch, marking his first career score, versus South Dakota State... Hauled in a nine-yard catch against Rice.
Sr. at Notre Dame...Saw action in two games for Notre Dame before suffering a season-ending injury ... Recorded one catch for 10 yards ... Following the season, was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.
Jr. at Notre Dame...Played in 12 games for the Irish, starting against Tulsa and Utah ... Recorded three receptions for 32 yards ... Registered catches in three consecutive games (Pittsburgh, Western Michigan and Navy).
RSo. at Notre Dame...Saw action in all 12 games at tight end after returning from season-ending injury in 2008 ... Started seven contests (did not start against Michigan, Michigan State, USC, Boston College, Navy) ... Started as primary tight end in final three games and started as second tight end against Nevada, Purdue, Washington and Washington State ... Ended season with six catches for 60 yards ... Made first career start against Nevada in the season opener ... Hauled in first catch of year against Washington State, good for six yards ... Set career high in receiving yards (33 yards on two receptions) against Navy, including career-best 30-yard reception ... Set career high in receptions against Connecticut, hauling in three passes for 21 yards.
Missed the season after undergoing surgery Friday for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio but did not play ... sat out his senior year recovering from an offseason knee injury ... ... rated the No. 3 tight end in the country, third-best player in New Jersey and 83rd-best prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... named the No. 2 tight end in the nation and 33rd-best prospect by CSTV/Tom Lemming ... also the top heavyweight wrestler in the East ... won the 2005 Beast of the East wrestling tournament competing as a heavyweight ... rated the 55th-best prospect in the nation and No. 2 tight end in this year's class on the ESPN 150 list ... listed as one of six tight ends on the National 100 list by Fort Wayne Star-Telegram ... named to the Scout.com National 100 list where he was ranked as the second-best tight end in the nation, the fourth-best player in New Jersey and the No. 56 prospect in the country ... selected a second-team All-American by Scout.com ... rated 36th-best prospect nationally - and No. 2 among tight ends, ninth in the East - on preseason basis for 2006 by The Sporting News SchoolSports ... one of top five tight ends nationally on 2006 preseason basis by CBS Sportsline.com College Football Preview ... named first-team all-South Jersey by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a junior after catching 35 passes for 720 yards and nine touchdowns ... six of his touchdown receptions went for 60 yards or longer, and he also scored on an 80-yard kickoff return ... played for coach Ricky Brown at Camden Catholic.
His father, Michael, played football at Temple University ... full name is Michael Ragone ... born Feb. 18, 1988 ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.