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From the Plains to the pros: Jeremiah Ratliff

Editor's note: Auburn has a rich history of sending players to the NFL. With that in mind, beat writer Ryan Black takes a look at each former Tiger that finds himself on an NFL roster (or should be once free agency and training camps shake out). The series will begin with those who have already been in the league for more than one season and conclude with the latest crop of players to land in the NFL, either through the draft or as an undrafted free agent.

Jeremiah Ratliff, Chicago Bears

Position: Defensive tackle

Drafted: Taken in the seventh round (No. 224 overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in 2005

Career stats (through nine seasons): Appeared in 109 regular season games (89 starts); 237 tackles, 28.5 sacks; four forced fumbles; 12 fumble recoveries; four-time Pro Bowler (2008-11); named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 2009

2014 outlook: