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#35 Ross Rasner
Position: S
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 212
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waco, Texas
High School: Reicher Catholic HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Ross Rasner
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/20/2011
CAREER SUMMARY: Rasner has seen action in 37 games and made three starts. He has recorded 92 tackles, including 8.0 for loss with 4.0 sacks, four quarterback hurries, four pass breakups and two fumble recoveries and also has returned four kickoffs for 72 yards. His two career fumble recoveries are tied for the lead among current Razorbacks.
2011: Rasner played in all 13 games with three starts and finished the season with 53 tackles, 2.0 for loss with 2.0 sacks, three pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery. His eight tackles on special teams ranked second on the team. He opened his junior campaign with three tackles and one quarterback hurry in the 51-7 win vs. Missouri State. He recorded six tackles and one pass breakup in the 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico and again made six tackles in the next week’s 38-28 win vs. Troy. At No. 3 Alabama, he made 1.0 sack for a four-yard loss and registered one quarterback hurry. He tied his career high with seven tackles and added one pass breakup in the come-from-behind 42-38 victory vs. No. 14 Texas A&M. He made two tackles in each of the next two games, a 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn and a 29-24 victory at Ole Miss. He matched his career-high tackle total with seven, including six solo, and also made 1.0 sack, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup in the 31-28 win at Vanderbilt. He recorded three tackles in a 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina. He made six tackles in the 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee. He recorded two tackles and one fumble recovery the next week in a 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State. At No. 1 LSU, he registered five tackles. He made three tackles and returned the opening kickoff 31 yards in Arkansas’ 29-16 defeat of No. 11 Kansas State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

He appeared in all 13 games for the Razorbacks and finished the season with 28 tackles, 6.0 for loss with 2.0 sacks, and one fumble recovery. He tied for third on the team with nine special teams tackles. Rasner also returned three kickoffs for a total of 41 yards, a 12 yarder at Georgia, a 24 yarder vs. No. 1 Alabama and a five yarder vs. No. 6 LSU. He opened the season with a career-high seven tackles, including 2.0 for loss and 1.0 sack, in Arkansas’ 44-3 win vs. Tennessee Tech. The next week, he recorded a career-high 3.0 tackles for loss, including 1.0 sack, as part of a three-tackle performance in UA’s 31-7 victory vs. ULM. His 3.0 tackles for loss was the second-highest single-game output by a Razorback in 2010. Rasner recorded one tackle in UA’s 31-24 win at Georgia. He made two tackles vs. No. 1 Alabama and in a 24-17 win vs. Texas A&M. He made one tackle at No. 7 Auburn. He recorded three tackles in the Razorbacks’ 38-24 victory vs. Ole Miss. He recovered a fumble to end South Carolina’s final drive in Arkansas’ 41-20 victory at the 18th-ranked Gamecocks. He made two stops in a 49-14 win vs. Vanderbilt and in a 58-21 win vs. UTEP. He made five tackles, 1.0 for loss, in Arkansas’ 38-31 double-overtime win at No. 22 Mississippi State. He also appeared vs. No. 6 LSU and in the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State.

2009: Rasner played in 11 games for the Razorbacks. He collected 11 tackles (seven solo), one quarterback hurry and a pass breakup for the season. He finished second on the team in special teams tackles with nine (two solo, seven assisted).

HIGH SCHOOL: He was a star on both sides of the ball who earned first-team all-state recognition as a linebacker at Reicher Catholic High School. He rushed for 1,708 yards on 170 carries and scored 14 touchdowns as a senior. He also caught 35 passes for 354 yards, scored three touchdowns and two two-point conversions. On defense, he had 124 tackles and two interceptions returned for touchdowns. In his junior season, he racked up 90 tackles and an interception at linebacker. Offensively, he had 703 yards and added 404 receiving. He was rated as the No. 57 weak side linebacker in the country by Scout.com. He was listed as the No. 86 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com. He was named the All-Central Texas Player of the Year by Texas Football. He was coached in high school by Mark Waggoner. He chose Arkansas over Utah, Navy, Tulsa, SMU and Rice.

PERSONAL: Born April 4, 1991, he is the son of Blake and Diane Rasner. He is majoring in criminal justice.

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