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In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Keiwan Ratliff. Keiwan Ratliff is a former Defensive Back for the NFL and for University of Florida. Keiwan Ratliff is Currently the Assistant Director of Player Personnel. Ratliff was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. Ratliff accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Steve Spurrier and coach Ron Zook's Florida Gators football teams from 2000 to 2003. During his four-season college career with the Gators, he set school records for punt return yards (860), interceptions in a season (9), and interceptions in a single game (3). He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection in 2002 and 2003, and a consensus first-team All-American in 2003. As a senior team captain, he was recognized as the SEC Defensive Player of the Year by Sporting News, and was picked by his teammates as the Gators' most valuable player. Ratliff was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2013. The Cincinnati Bengals selected Ratliff in the second round (forty-ninth overall pick).