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30 Awe-Inspiring Facts About Jalen Ramsey Every Fan Must Know

Jalen Ramsey
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Jalen Ramsey, one of the highly-talented players and one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, is currently playing as the cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Apart from his incredible moves, he is also famous for his trash talk, both on and off the field, which had been the cause for several altercations with other players. Here are some really interesting facts about the player that will make you love him more:

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  1.  He became the highest-paid defensive back in FL history, when he signed a five-year, $105 million extension with the Los Angeles Rams, including $71.2 million guaranteed on September 9, 2020.
  2.  In the 2016 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round with the fifth overall pick. He was the highest cornerback selected in the draft. Ramsey was also the earliest drafted cornerback in Jaguars' franchise history.
  3.  On May 22, 2016, the Jaguars signed Ramsey to a four-year, $23.35 million that included $22.90 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $15.18 million.
  4.  Ramsey 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.
  5.  In May 2015, Ramsey won the ACC Long Jump Championship with a leap of 26' 1.5" (7.96m), only three inches short of the automatic qualifying mark for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
  6.  Jalen Lattrel Ramsey was born on October 24, 1994, to Lamont Ramsey and Margie Ramsey in Amyrna, Tennessee. He has one older brother Jamal Ramsey.
  7.  His father was also a football player, who has once played at the Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
  8.  His brother has participated in football, basketball, and track at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee. He also played quarterback at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
  9.  During his childhood days, he used to perfect his football skills by playing and competing against much older boys at a local park.
  10.  While his family members are huge fans of Florida Gators, he has often claimed in interviews that he grew up cheering for the Miami Hurricanes.
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  12.  He first attended Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tennessee, for his freshman year, before transferring to Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee.
  13.  During his time at the Brentwood Academy, he was a two-sport star in football as well as track & field, being rated by both Rivals.com and Scout.com as a five-star recruit.
  14.  In his final high school track meet held on May 24, 2013, he shattered the Tennessee state record in the long jump with a mark of 25′ 3.25″, breaking the 16-year-old record set in 1997.
  15.  As a sprinter, he recorded personal best times of 10.50 in the 100-meter dash, 21.44 in the 200-meter dash, and 48.02 in the 400-meter dash.
  16.  He set personal bests in the high jump at 6′ 8″ and the triple jump at 47′ 7”. He also posted a top throw of 49′ 11″ in the shot put.
  17.  He was one of the top overall recruits in his class, and originally committed to the University of Southern California, to play college football. However, he later changed to Florida State University.
  18.  As a true freshman for the Florida State Seminoles, he started all the 14 games in the year 2013. He was the first true freshman to start a game at cornerback for the Seminoles since Deion Sanders in 1985.
  19.  During his freshman year, he wore the #13 jersey, when Florida State won the National Championship over Auburn. But for his sophomore and junior seasons, he switched to jersey number #8.
  20.  He finished his freshman year with 49 tackles, one interception and one sack. He played 14 games recording 80 tackles, two interceptions, 12 passes defended, three forced fumbles, and two sacks in his sophomore year.
  21.  As a junior, he played 13 games with one sack, nine passes defended, and one fumble recovery on 52 tackles. Following his junior year, he announced his intention to forego his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
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  23.  He competed as a relay sprinter and long jumper in track & field at Florida State. He was a three-time All-ACC honoree as a member of the Florida State Indoor and Outdoor championship track and field team in 2013.
  24.  He was projected to be a first round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. NFL media analysts Daniel Jermiah, Charles Davis and Mike Mayock, considered him to be a top ten pick,
  25.  He was ranked as the top free safety prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com, the top overall defensive back prospect by Sports Illustrated, and was ranked the top cornerback by NFL analyst Mike Mayock.
  26.  Ramsey made his NFL debut and first start in the 2016 season-opener against the Green Bay Packers and recorded three solo tackles in the 27–23 loss.
  27.  He finished his rookie season with 65 combined tackles (55 solo), 14 pass deflections, two interceptions, and a touchdown in 16 games and 16 starts.
  28.  On November 5, 2017, Ramsey was ejected after an altercation that began with him pushing Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A. J. Green to the ground and ended with several punches thrown.
  29.  The Jaguars picked up the fifth-year option on Ramsey's contract, on April 25, 2019, following which he started the first three games totaling 13 solo tackles, with a pass deflection and a forced fumble.
  30.  He dated the NFL wide receiver Golden Tate’s younger sister Breanna Tate for brief period of time, before breaking up in the summer of 2019.
  31.  The couple has two children – two daughters – Breelyn Erin, born on July 16, 2018 and Brooklyn born on September 27, 2019. The duo are not together as of the time of writing.
  32.  He officially announced during the Rams minicamp on June 13, 2021, that he will officially change his number to 5 per the new NFL jersey number rule.
  33.  Jalen Ramsey Net Worth: $50 Million

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