Jalen Lattrel Ramsey is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He played college football at Florida State and was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars fifth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. Ramsey qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Team Trials for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team in the long jump.
About Jalen Ramsey in brief
Jalen Lattrel Ramsey is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He played college football at Florida State and was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars fifth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. With the Jaguars, Ramsey quickly became one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, making the Pro Bowl twice and being named an All-Pro in 2017. In 2020, he agreed to an extension with the Rams that made him the highest-paid defensive back in league history at the time. Ramsey was born on October 24, 1994, in Smyrna, Tennessee to Lamont and Margie Ramsey. His older brother, Jamal, participated in football, basketball, and track at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee, and played quarterback at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He grew up cheering for the Miami Hurricanes in a family of Florida Gators fans. Ramsey qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Team Trials for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team in the long jump. In May 2015, Ramsey won the ACC Long Jump Championship with a leap of 26′ 5\”, only three inches short of the automatic qualifying mark for the Olympic Team. He was rated by both Rivals. com and Scout. com as a five-star recruit and one-of the top overall recruits in his class. Ramsey wore the #13 jersey during his freshman year when Florida State won the National Championship over Auburn.
He later switched to jersey #8 for his sophomore and junior seasons. He chose the #17 jersey for kick returns during his junior year, a number that had been retired in honor of former superstar Charlie Ward, who granted Ramsey permission to wear the number. Ramsey started all 14 games for the Florida State Seminoles as a true freshman in 2013. As a sophomore, Ramsey played 14 games with 80 tackles, two interceptions, 12 passes defended, three forced fumbles, and two sacks. On September 18, against Boston College, he recorded a 36-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the 14–0 victory. He finished the year with 49 tackles, one interception, and one sack. After his junior season, he announced his intention to forego his senior season and enter the 2016NFL Draft. Ramsey is a three-time All-ACC honoree as a relay sprinter and long jumper. He placed third in the indoor and outdoor ACC Championships and ran a leg on the conference champion 4×100 relay team at the 2014 season, both outdoor ACC meet and the Division I Division I Championships. He also placed third at the ACC Indoor Championship in March 2015, the NCAA Indoor Championships and the NCAA Outdoor Championship in May 2015. As of 2016, no other athlete in TSSAA history has surpassed the 25-foot mark. Ramsey established personal bests in the high jump at 6′ 8″ and the triple jump 47′ 7″ in the shot put.