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Jeremiah "Jay" Ratliff (born August 29, 1981 in St. Petersburg, Florida) is an American football nose tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football at Auburn. Ratliff attended Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. He earned All-State and honorable mention all-USA Today honors after catching 46 passes for 701 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. After moving from defensive end to defensive tackle in his senior season, Ratliff started all 13 games and tied his career high with 37 tackles. He also made four tackles for a loss and a sack. He tied a single game career high with seven tackles at Auburn to earn SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors. He helped the Tigers win the SEC Championship and finish 13-0 by defeating Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, in which he made three tackles. Auburn finished 2004 second behind USC in the final Associated Press poll.