Former Archbishop Shaw star Trey Ragas running wild for Ragin’ Cajuns

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Louisiana-Lafayette running back Trey Ragas (9)

To those who watched him in high school, it should come as no surprise.

At Archbishop Shaw, Trey Ragas became the all-time leading rusher in the rich history of the program. He rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns in his senior season. As a junior, Ragas rushed for 1,813 yards and 23 touchdowns. To illustrate just how good he was, the Eagles have won just one game since he graduated following the 2015 season.

The redshirt freshman sat out a year at UL, recovering from an injury suffered in fall camp, and he is taking full advantage of his opportunity now for Mark Hudspeth’s Cajuns.

Five games into the 2017 season, Ragas is leading the Cajuns in rushing yards with 453, on 63 attempts, averaging an eye-popping 7.2 yards per carry. Ragas also leads the Ragin’ Cajuns with five touchdowns. He has scored a touchdown in all five of the Cajuns games this season. He also has three catches for 10 yards.

He is currently ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference, averaging 90.6 rush yards per game. When former Vandebilt Catholic star Elijah McGuire departed for the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick of the New York Jets, there was real concern about who would try to fill his shoes and carry the load for UL. Ragas has erased those concerns in huge fashion.

The 5-foot-11, 227 pound Ragas has the whole package. He is physical and runs through tackles frequently but he is deceptively fast, quick, able to run by many defenders.

Ragas figures to remain fresh the rest of the way as Eli Mitchell, who has 42 carries for 273 yards and two scores, spells Ragas at different points in games.

Ragas is one of 20 players from the metro New Orleans area on the Cajuns roster. Former Helen Cox star Dion Ray has rushed for three touchdowns.

The Ragin Cajuns (2-3, 1-1 SBC) will return home Thursday, as they play host to Texas State.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 at Cajun Field. Game will be televised on ESPNU.

Here is a list of the New Orleans area players on the current UL roster:

Alex Allen—Northshore
Jacques Boudreaux—Holy Cross
Paul Boudreaux—Brother Martin
Maurice Britton—Bonnabel
Errol Brown—St. Augustine
Travis Crawford—Holy Cross
Lorenzo Cryer—Riverdale
Leon Duncan—Pope John Paul II
Pat Hughes—Brother Martin
Jarrod Jackson—East St. John
Jackson Ladner—De La Salle
Calvin Linden—John Curtis
Trey Ragas—Archbishop Shaw
Dion Ray—Helen Cox
Malcolm Rollins—Archbishop Shaw
Devin Scott—West Jefferson
Vince Thomas—De La Salle
Corey Turner—Miller-McCoy
Jeremiah West—St. Augustine
D’Aquin Withrow—West Jefferson

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Jeff Horchak

Jeff Horchak

Jeff joined KLFY’s long-running Morning Show Passe’ Partout as a Co-Anchor and reporter in June of 2014. Previous to jumping to the News Department, Jeff was a Sports Anchor and reporter in Tyler, TX , Alexandria, LA and at KLFY in Lafayette, LA. Covering his favorite NFL Team the New Orleans Saints, during their Championship run to Super Bowl XLIV…

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