Raquet was a standout defensive lineman on the Holy Cross football team from 1980-1983, helping lead the Crusaders to an overall record of 26-18-1 (.589) during his four-year career, and a trip to the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs. During his senior season, he was named a first team All-American, first team All-New England and first team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference, after totaling 87 tackles, nine quarterback sacks, six pass breakups and three fumble recoveries. Raquet also received the Davitt Award as the team's top defensive lineman as a freshman, when he posted 80 tackles and 10 sacks. Over the course of his career, Raquet totaled 281 tackles, 19 sacks, 15 pass breakups, eight fumble recoveries and three interceptions. He held the school record for career sacks at the time of his graduation. Raquet went on to play professionally with the Montreal Concordes in the Canadian Football League.