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Danny Ragsdale
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-02-19) February 19, 1977 (age 43)
Career information
College: University of Redlands
Undrafted in 2000
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Bismarck Blaze (2000)
Career highlights and awards
* Gagliardi Trophy (1999)
  • SCIAC Offensive Player of the Year (1999)
Comp. / Att.     20 / 37
Passing yards     223
TDINT     3–1
QB rating     81.25
Stats at

Danny Ragsdale (born February 19, 1977) is a former American football quarterback who played two seasons with the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at University of Redlands. He was also a member of the Bismarck Blaze, Iowa Barnstormers, Bismarck Roughriders, Utah Warriors and Billings Outlaws. He is president of Exclusive Insurance Brokerage, a life insurance general agency located in Thousand Oaks, California.

Early years and college careerEdit

Ragsdale played high school football at Daniel Murphy High School in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Ragsdale played college football and baseball for the Redlands Bulldogs of the University of Redlands. He won the Gagliardi Trophy in 1999 for being Division III's most outstanding football player.[2] He was a three-time All-SCIAC honoree, earned the John Zinda Award in 1998 and was named the SCIAC Offensive Player of the Year in 1999. Ragsdale was inducted into the University of Redlands Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Bismarck BlazeEdit

Ragsdale played for the Bismarck Blaze of the Indoor Football League in 2000, helping the Blaze earn a playoff berth. He finished with six wins and one loss as the Blaze's starter. He completed 89 of 157 passes for 1,056 yards in nine games with the Blaze. He threw for 21 touchdowns with just six interceptions and finished fourth in the league with a passer rating of 94.9. Ragsdale also ran 25 times for 87 yards and eight touchdowns.[4]

Iowa BarnstormersEdit

Ragsdale was a member of the Iowa Barnstormers' practice squad late in the 2000 AFL season.[4]

New York DragonsEdit

Ragsdale played for the AFL's New York Dragons from 2001 to 2002. He backed up Aaron Garcia in 2001, throwing two touchdown passes in two games. He started the season opener for the Dragons in 2002, completing 13 of 24 passes for 129 yards, one touchdown and one interception as New York lost to the Los Angeles Avengers by a score of 43–25.[4] Ragsdale was released by the Dragons on April 25, 2002.[5]

Bismarck RoughridersEdit

Ragsdale joined the Bismarck Roughriders of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) in April 2002.[4]

Utah WarriorsEdit

Ragsdale played for the Utah Warriors of the NIFL in 2003.[6] He completed 341 of 505 passes during the regular season for 73 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions as the Warriors advanced to the Indoor Bowl.[7]

Billings OutlawsEdit

Ragsdale played for the NIFL's Billings Outlaws in 2004.[7]

AFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2001 New York 7 13 53.8 94 2 0 115.54 1 1 0
2002 New York 13 24 54.2 129 1 1 62.67 2 4 0
Career 20 37 54.1 223 3 1 81.25 3 5 0

Stats from ArenaFan:[8]

Coaching careerEdit

Ragsdale served as assistant coach with the Stanford Cardinal in 2004, working with the defensive backs, before moving to another coaching job in 2005.[7][9][10]

Personal lifeEdit

Ragsdale is president and founder of Exclusive Insurance Brokerage with offices located in Thousand Oaks, California and Bismarck, North Dakota. Exclusive Insurance Brokerage is a brokerage general agency that consults financial advisors across the United States.[11]


  1. "Ryder Cup Players Will Get Money to Donate to Charity". Los Angeles Times. December 16, 1999. Archived from the original on October 1, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  2. "GAGLIARDI TROPHY RECIPIENTS". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  3. "Bulldog Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2013 for Induction during Homecoming Weekend". May 23, 2013. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Babiarz, Lou (April 25, 2002). "Riders bring back Ragsdale". Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  5. "Historical Team Transactions". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  6. Toone, Trent (May 17, 2003). "Warriors ready to take on Bismarck". Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Kusek, Joe (March 18, 2004). "Ragsdale: A hired gun for Outlaws". Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  8. "Danny Ragsdale". Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  9. "Danny Ragsdale". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  10. "SPRING BALL: DAY ONE". April 2, 2005. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  11. "Daniel Ragsdale". Exclusive BGA. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.

External linksEdit

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