|Date of birth:February 19, 1977|
|College: University of Redlands|
|Undrafted in 2000|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Bismarck Blaze (2000)|
|Career highlights and awards|
| * Gagliardi Trophy (1999)
|Comp. / Att.||20 / 37|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
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 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. 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.
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.
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. Ragsdale was released by the Dragons on April 25, 2002.
Ragsdale played for the Utah Warriors of the NIFL in 2003. 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.
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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.
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- ↑ Toone, Trent (May 17, 2003). "Warriors ready to take on Bismarck". deseretnews.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141227163840/http://www.deseretnews.com/article/984025/Warriors-ready-to-take-on-Bismarck.html?pg=all. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Kusek, Joe (March 18, 2004). "Ragsdale: A hired gun for Outlaws". billingsgazette.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6V8d6DCJM?url=http://billingsgazette.com/sports/ragsdale-a-hired-gun-for-outlaws/article_75dcb534-d3a4-57e0-b0e5-1e9ffd9b9c7d.html. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
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- ↑ "SPRING BALL: DAY ONE". stanford.scout.com. April 2, 2005. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141227181339/http://stanford.scout.com/story/365783-spring-ball-day-one. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- ↑ "Daniel Ragsdale". Exclusive BGA. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141227191653/http://exclusivebga.com/daniel-ragsdale/. Retrieved December 27, 2014.