Tate Ratledge

American football player
Tate Ratledge
Georgia Bulldogs – No. 69
PositionOffensive guard
ClassSenior
Personal information
Born:Rome, Georgia, U.S.
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight310 lb (141 kg)
Career history
College
  • Georgia (2020–present)
Bowl games
  • 2023 Orange Bowl
High schoolDarlington School (Rome, Georgia)
Career highlights and awards
  • Stats at ESPN.com

Tate Collier Ratledge is an American football offensive guard for the Georgia Bulldogs. He won two national championships with the Bulldogs.

Early life

Ratledge attended Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, where he competed in football, basketball and track and field.[1][2] Coming out of high school Ratledge was ranked the number 39 overall player in the 2020 class, the number five rank at his position and number six in the state of Georgia.[3] Ratledge committed to play college football at the University of Georgia over Tennessee whom he grew up rooting for.[4][5][6]

College career

As a freshman in 2020, Ratledge played in just one game, playing a total of seven snaps.[7] He earned a starting spot as a sophomore ahead of the season opener against Clemson, but suffered a Lisfranc ligament fracture in a foot after just four snaps and missed the rest of the season.[8] In the 2022 season, Ratledge started 14 of the team's 15 games, only missing one game against Kentucky. Ratledge also got a start in the Bulldogs' two playoffs games, including in the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship.[9]

Ratledge was ranked the seventh best returning interior offensive lineman by Pro Football Focus ahead of the 2023 season.[10] Ratledge was named preseason first team all-SEC.[11][12] Ratledge was also named to the watch lists of multiple awards, such as the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award.[13][14]

References

  1. ^ "Tate Ratledge". Georgia Bulldogs Athletics. Retrieved August 25, 2023.
  2. ^ Toppmeyer, Blake (May 14, 2019). "Tate Ratledge's dad peels Power T decal off truck after son commits to Georgia over Vols". Knoxville News. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  3. ^ Fryburger, Jackson (13 May 2019). "4-star 2020 OT Tate Ratledge commits to Georgia". USA Today. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  4. ^ Mansell, Rusty. "BREAKING: Tate Ratledge commits to Georgia". 247Sports. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  5. ^ "Tate Ratledge commits to be UGA's newest offensive lineman". Fox5. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  6. ^ "Why longtime Tennessee Vols fan Tate Ratledge is now a Georgia Bulldog". DawgNation. 2019-05-13. Retrieved 2023-08-27.
  7. ^ "TATE RATLEDGE OG GEORGIA". nfldraftbuzz.com. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  8. ^ Weiszer, Marc. "The return of the Mullet man: Tate Ratledge back in the mix for Georgia offensive line". Online Athens. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  9. ^ Goeckel, Christian. "FF Ranks Tate Ratledge Among Nation's Best". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  10. ^ Shelton, J.C. (7 February 2023). "Georgia OG Tate Ratledge ranked among best returning interior lineman". USA Today. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  11. ^ Thombs, Palmer (22 August 2023). "Georgia puts league-leading 14 on Coaches All-SEC squads". On3.com. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  12. ^ Graves, Tyler. "Preseason All-SEC Teams Released". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  13. ^ Thombs, Palmer (August 2023). "Trio of Georgia players land spots on Outland Trophy watch list". On3.com. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  14. ^ Hall, Christopher (August 15, 2023). "Frazier Named to the Lombardi Award Watch List". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 25 August 2023.

External links

  • Georgia Bulldogs bio
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2022 Georgia Bulldogs football—consensus national champions


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