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John Raass Athlete Profile

#51 John Raass

John Raass
Position: Defensive Tackle Height: 6-0 Weight: 300 Roster Years: 1993-1995 Hometown: Nampa, ID Last School: Ricks Junior College


  • 1995 Successful Farming Magazine First Team
  • 1995 UPI Honorable Mention


Born 7/18/73 in Tongatapu, Tonga...parents are Henry and Fisiiahi...twin brother, Stan, is a linebacker...benches 420 pounds and squats 675...recruited by Hawai'i and Iowa...majoring in sociology.

Before BYU

Graduated from Nampa High in 1991...lettered three times in football and twice in track...played linebacker..named all-conference...coached by Rocky Patchin (Boise State).

Other College

At Ricks College was first team NJCAA All-American...first team all-conference...second team Grid Wire All-American.

1993 | Sophomore Year

Signed with BYU but did not enroll.

1994 | Junior Year

Honorable mention All-WAC...started every game...had a 13-yard sack against Oklahoma in the Copper game was against Arizona State, when he had five unassisted tackles and eight assisted tackles...selected as coaches' player of the game (defensive line) against Arizona State and San Diego Notre Dame had an unassisted tackle, two assisted tackles and a tackle for loss.