John Rabold
    9
    John Rabold

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Newton, NC

    High School:
    Newton-Conover

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 235

    Position:
    OLB

    2006 (Junior) - Played in 12 games, starting the last 11 ... finished second on the team in tackles with 68, including 31 unassisted ... team-best 5.5 tackles for loss for 20 yards ... 1.5 quarterback sacks for 11 yards ... tied for the team lead in interceptions with two, returning them 15 yards ... two pass breakups and one forced fumble ... matched his career high with 13 tackles vs. Navy ... had 10 tackles and a forced fumble vs. Utah ... seven tackles at Tennessee ... five tackles and a sack vs. Notre Dame ... two tackles and two pass interceptions vs. Army ... became the first Falcon with two interceptions in a game since Tony Jones in 1998 ... named second-team All-Colorado by the National Football Foundation's Colorado chapter.

    2005 (Sophomore) - Played in all 11 games, starting against Utah ... recorded 36 total tackles ... had 14 unassisted stops, 2.5 tackles for loss for eight yards and a quarterback sack ... three tackles at Washington in his first-career varsity game ... had three tackles, including .5 for loss vs. Wyoming ... moved into the starting lineup at Utah and had the game of his career ... recorded a career-best 13 tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a sack ... entered the game with six career tackles ... four tackles at Navy.

    2004 (Freshman) - Played Falcon on the junior varsity team ... had six solo tackles and five assists in the 2005 Blue-Silver spring game ... listed second at outside linebacker on the depth chart following spring ball.

    High School - Three-year letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball ... male athlete of the year at Newton-Conover High School as a senior ... two-time all-conference pick in football and basketball ... three-time all-conference selection for baseball ... winner of the County Golden Helmet Award ... captain of football, basketball and baseball teams as a senior ... member of Beta Club and A-honor roll ... high school football coach was Nick Bazzle.

    Personal - Born July 7, 1984 ... parents are Thomas and Mary Rabold ... member of Squadron 24 ... has one brother, Michael (24) ... majoring in systems engineering management ... was the director of special events and projects at basic cadet training this past summer ... completed a summer academics class in political science ... attended and played football at the USAFA Prep School ... also recruited by Davidson, Wofford, The Citadel and Elon ... enjoys playing golf in his spare time ... wants to attend law school after graduation ... favorite NFL team is the Carolina Panthers and his favorite player is Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning ... favorite TV show is 24 ... most memorable sports moment was playing against Tennessee last season, which was his favorite college football team growing up ... credits his parents and his older brother as having the biggest influence on his sports career.

    Rabold's Career Statistics

    Year	G	UT-AT	TT	TFL	Sacks
    2006	12	31-37	68	5.5-20	1.5-11
    2005	11	14-22	36	2.5-8	1.0-4
    Total	23	45-59	104	8.0-28	2.5-15
    Inside Football