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GET TO KNOW: Offensive lineman Frank Ragnow

View photos of Lions' first-round pick Frank Ragnow from offseason workouts.


Ragnow: Frank the Tank. I've been going by that for awhile. Otherwise, when I was younger and making a Facebook, I was trying to hide it from my parents because I didn't want them to know. So I wrote my name backwards -- Knarf. That kind of stuck. So a lot of people still call me Knarf, which is a little childish.


Ragnow: Victoria, Minnesota.

If a Lions fan were to come to your hometown, the first place you would take them is ... ?

Ragnow: One of the lakes. There's a lot of lakes up there, and it's beautiful in the summer.

College major?

Ragnow: Sports management.

Favorite TV show?

Ragnow: Grey's Anatomy.

Favorite movie?

Ragnow: That's tough. Saving Private Ryan, maybe. The Blind Side. Remember the Titans.

Favorite emoji?

Ragnow: The one with the smiley face and the hands waving.

Favorite meal?

Ragnow: I like shrimp pasta, like shrimp alfredo.

What would your entrance music be?

Ragnow: I don't know. Come Sail Away by Styx.

Any hidden talents?

Ragnow: I'm pretty good at fishing, I'd like to think at least. Otherwise, not really. I'm a pretty boring guy.

If you weren't playing football, what would you be doing?

Ragnow: Fishing. Trying to be like a guide, a professional angler, or have my own show ... something like that.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Ragnow: To be able to snap and go wherever I want -- teleport.

If you could play any other NFL position, what would you play?

Ragnow: Quarterback. I have a good arm.

One person you'd like to meet?

Ragnow: Shaquille O'Neal.

Favorite athlete of all time?

Ragnow: Shaquille O'Neal.

Favorite thing about Detroit so far?

Ragnow: The weather has been really nice. I haven't had a chance to get out that much, but the people have been really nice too.