86 - Chris Drager Position: Tight End
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 238 lbs.
High School: Thomas Jefferson
Hometown: Jefferson Hills, Pa.
photo Hopes to get back in the mix at tight end after suffering a knee injury during the 2007 season ... Was hurt during the fourth game of the season against William & Mary and underwent surgery to his right knee ... Received a medical redshirt ... Was held out of contact work during spring practice ... Earned a chance to play last year with his toughness and ability ... A sure-handed receiver who can make plays ... Coaches are hoping he can return to the form that caught their eye a year ago.

2007: Started on the return teams for punts and kickoffs ... Also worked on three other special team units ... Got eight special team plays against ECU ... Saw his first action at tight end at LSU and had a catch for 14 yards ... Was in on 16 plays against Ohio, including nine on special teams ... Suffered a season-ending knee injury while making a 9-yard reception against William & Mary ... Was limited during off-season workouts ... Was held out of contact work during the spring.

High School: A standout tight end and defensive end at Jefferson for Coach Bill Cherpak ... Was the team's leading receiver in 2006 with 29 catches for 563 yards ... Set a school single-season record for a receiver with 12 touchdowns ... Also registered 57 tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries ... Named to The Associated Press Class AAA all-state first team as a TE ... Named to the Pennsylvania Big 33 Team, by The Patriot News ... Named to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Fabulous 22 Squad ... Ranked the No. 16 player in the state of Pennsylvania by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 21 player in the state of Pennsylvania and the No. 29 tight end in the country by Scout ... Listed as the No. 28 tight end in the country and the No. 20 player in the state by Rivals ... Caught 17 passes for 264 yards and one touchdown as a junior ... On the defensive side of the ball, had 53 tackles and nine sacks ... Helped team to a state AAA championship in 2004 ... Averaged 17.9 yards per reception during his career ... Finished with 21 career sacks on defense ... A member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Christopher John Drager ... Born 8/23/88 in Pittsburgh, PA ... Son of John and Melanie Drager ... His older brother, Jon, played at Kent State and faced the Hokies in 2006 ... Enrolled in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 4 2 23 11.5 0 14

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2008 12 11 9 20 5.5-37 2.5-24

K.O. Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2008 12 1 8 8.0 0 8