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Jason Ronnel was the kicker for Little Rock Central’s football team in 2016. He was the Tigers’ leading scorer with 10 field goals and 28 extra points. Also, Ronnel averaged 39.0 yards per punt with a long of 59. He plans to walk on as a kicker at Texas.

By his own admission, Jason Ronnel was not a great soccer player. He did, however, turn out to be pretty good with his feet.

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Little Rock Central’s Jason Ronnel, who will attend the University of Texas in Austin, scored a 32 on the ACT. He was the Tig... + Enlarge

JASON RONNEL

School; Little Rock Central

College;University of Texas, Austin

Sport;Football

College major;Business

GPA;3.94

Date of birth;Sept. 18, 1998

NOTEWORTHY; Son of Steve and Jennifer Ronnel. … Scored a 32 on the ACT. … Also recruited by Alabama, North Carolina and Arkansas. … Central High’s leading scorer with 10 field goals and 28 extra points. … Averaged 39.0 yards per punt with a long of 59. … Founder of the Tiger Trailblazers, a club that maintains hiking trails in central Arkansas. … Won election for mayor at Arkansas Boys State during his junior year. … Vice president of Temple B’Nai Israel Youth Group. … Member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars.

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