Chris Drager

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  • Chris
  • Drager

  • Position
    Tight End
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 4
  • Weight
    264 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Hometown
    Jefferson Hills, Pa.
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Pronounced DRAY-gur

2011: Played in all 14 games, starting 12 at tight end ... Played over 700 snaps on offense and 107 on special teams ... Had 15 receptions for 201 yards and two touchdowns on the season ... All 15 catches went for either a first down or touchdown … Started at tight end against Appalachian State and had four knockdown blocks while also seeing action on special teams ... Had eight knockdowns at tight end and graded 90 percent at East Carolina, while also playing six plays on special teams ... Worked 53 offensive snaps and graded out at 90 percent in the win over Arkansas State ... Caught a pass for 11 yards and had three knockdowns at Marshall ... Graded 90 percent with two knockdowns in the Clemson game ... Hauled in two receptions for 36 yards in the win over Miami ... Picked up two more grabs for 37 yards at Wake Forest to along with two knockdowns ... Graded 89 percent with three knockdowns against BC ... Had a career-high four catches for 39 yards at Duke ... Caught first career touchdown pass with a 14-yarder in the fourth quarter at Georgia Tech ... Added two knockdowns and graded 90 percent ... Hauled in an 11-yard TD pass in the second quarter against UNC ... Tallied one reception for 15 yards at Virginia, while adding two more knockdowns ... Hauled in two passes for 23 yards against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game ... Tallied two knockdowns with a 91 percent grade … Had a 15-yard grab in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.

2010: Started 11 games at defensive end … Collected 33 tackles, including two sacks and six total tackles for loss … Was second on the team in quarterback hurries with 20 … Picked up three tackles and a quarterback hurry against Boise State … Missed the JMU game with a knee injury but returned and played 40 plays against East Carolina … Returned to the starting lineup at BC … Forced and recovered a fumble with a QB sack … In on three tackles at NC State … Had a tackle for loss, two total tackles, two hurries and a pair of passes batted down in the Wake Forest game … Collected three tackles, three hurries and one pass breakup against Duke … Had four tackles and three QB hurries before being knocked out of the Georgia Tech game … Sat out the UNC game … Returned to the starting lineup at Miami and had five tackles, a forced fumble and three QB hurries … Registered four tackles, including a sack, in the Virginia game … Had four tackles, including 1.5 for loss, in the championship game against FSU … Contributed three tackles, including two behind the line against Stanford in the Orange Bowl … Moved back to offense for spring practice … Caught a pass for 21 yards during the first spring scrimmage work … Had a 9-yard grab in another scrimmage … Named to the 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Got his first work with the defense during the preseason … Had 22 tackles, including 6.5 for loss with 2.5 sacks … Started on three special team units and worked with a fourth … Had 14 defensive plays at end against Alabama … Also contributed 21 special team plays, starting on the punt, kickoff return and field goal block teams … Was in on a tackle during 22 defensive plays against Marshall … Picked up three tackles and batted down a pass in the Nebraska game … Saw most of his action on special teams against Miami … Picked up 12 defensive plays at Duke with two tackles and a QB hurry … Played 32 defensive downs against BC with a tackle and a hurry … Was in on 11 defensive plays at Georgia Tech, collecting two tackles and sharing a tackle for loss … Had three tackles, including one behind the line, in the UNC game … Was in on a pair of tackles on defense at ECU … Worked 23 plays at end against Maryland with two tackles and a shared sack … Posted two tackles for loss, including a sack, against NC State … Registered a sack to force a fumble during the Virginia game … Had two tackles, including one for a loss, during the win over Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Improved in three of the four major lifts during winter workouts … Earned 100% Effort Awards for five of the team’s six pre-spring 6 a.m. workouts … Improved in three of the four major lifts during off-season workouts … Posted a sack in Tech’s first major spring scrimmage … Added another in the second Saturday scrimmage.

2008: Saw playing time in every game, including 11 games at tight end … Caught three passes for 37 yards … Started on the punt, kickoff return and extra point/field goal teams … Saw action on 12 special team plays against East Carolina … Got 15 snaps at tight end in the Furman game … Started as a second tight end against Georgia Tech and caught an 8-yard pass … Had a 15-yard catch and run against UNC … Played 27 snaps and caught a 14-yard pass in the WKU game … Picked up 22 plays on offense at BC … Saw most of his action on special teams at FSU and posted a tackle … Was in for 14 special team plays against both Maryland and Miami … Turned in 11 special team plays against Duke, playing on three different units … Picked up a tackle on special teams in the Virginia game … Worked 16 plays on special teams against BC in the ACC title game … Was in on a tackle against Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl … Improved in three of the four major lifts during the off-season program … Caught four passes in the Maroon-White game for 41 yards.

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 … Got a medical redshirt … 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 tight end … 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 … A 2010 Tech graduate in human nutrition, foods and exercise … Is currently in the Master’s program working on a degree in muscle physiology and biochemistry.