39  Jewell Ratliff
Jewell Ratliff


New Oreleans, La.

High School:
McDonogh 35

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 242



Serves as the backup to senior Danny Trevathan ... His tough, explosive ability helped him earn playing time as a true freshman ... Gets to the ball quickly.

2010 (Freshman): Saw good reps in a total of 12 games ... Played mostly on special teams ... Recorded two tackles.

High School: Four-year letterman and three-year starter at McDonogh 35 High School in New Orleans ... Narned second-team all-state as a junior, honorable mention as a senior ... Totaled more than 100 tackles his senior season, along with four interceptions and four fumbles caused ... Tallied three defensive touchdowns, two on interceptions and one on a fumble return ... Notched 91 tackles, including five quarterback sacks, as a junior ... Firstteam all-district as a junior and senior, second team as a sophomore ... Coached by Wayne Reese ... Also played basketball in high school ... Honorroll student ... Originally signed with Louisiana-Lafayette in 2009 but did not enroll ... Eventually signed with Kentucky in March 2010.

Personal: Born in New Orleans ... Son of Tommy Waxter and Angela Ratliff ... Jewell has two brothers, Raymond Segura and Arthur Ratliff, who played football at Alabama A&M ... Considering a major in sports management.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium