Jalen Ramsey is an American football player who plays the cornerback position for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.
The six feet one inch tall Tennesse native is looking to keep up with the brilliant start of his NFL career which saw him named to the 2017 First-team All-Pro as one of the best players in his position. This follows the two First-team All-ACC nods he got in his three-year-long college career.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Jalen Ramsey was born Jalen Lattrel Ramsey, the second of two boys to Margie and Lamont Ramsey, on the 24th of October, 1994, in Smyrna, Tennessee. He attended Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tennessee, for one year before transferring to Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee, where he completed his high school education. During this time, Ramsey played and excelled in both football and track & field, which made his a hot target for colleges.
Despite having originally committed to attend the University of Southern California, Ramsey later switched to Florida State University and played for the Seminoles. In his freshman year, Ramsey started all 14 games for his team, being the first person to do so for the school in over 25 years. He went on to help his team win the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference championship and the BCS National Championship, which put him on the radar of several NFL teams.
As a sophomore, Ramsey again won the ACC championship and on a personal level, continued to shine and increase his productivity; with 80 tackles, 3 sacks, 12 passes defended, 2 interceptions, and 3 forced fumbles. He kept up his performances as a junior while also competing in track and field events; relay sprints, and long jump before choosing to enter the 2016 NFL Draft and forgoing his senior year. He most notably, came third at both the indoor and outdoor 2013 ACC Track & Field Championships in the long jump event.
After having attended the NFL combine and completed all combine and positional drills, Jalen Ramsey was selected with the 5th overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Is Jalen Ramsey Gay?
Jalen Ramsey has had to battle gay rumors for a few years now, most especially after an interview where he was mouthing off about the now-retired wide receiver, Steve Smith and their on-field clash. In answering the questions, Ramsey was very articulate and precise but what caught people’s attention was his non-verbal language. The athlete was videoed rolling his eyes, moving his head, shrugging his shoulder, and doing all other types of behaviors stereotyped to gay people.
This prompted a wave of allegations on social media that Ramsey was indeed gay with a lot of people leaving homophobic jokes on the athlete’s timeline. Regardless of all the trash talk, Ramsey is not gay and has so far proven so by knocking up his girlfriend, Breanne Tate.
Who Is His Girlfriend?
Jalen Ramsey was expecting a child with his girlfriend Breanna Tate, a former track star at the University of Mississippi and sister to NFL Detroit Lions’ wide receiver, Golden Tate. It is not clear when exactly the two began dating, however, they look to be a really close couple as photos from their baby shower proved.
Sometime in July 2018, the couple welcomed their daughter who is said to be in good health. This made Ramsey miss the start of his team’s training camp although he has since then returned and is rearing to go.
Other Facts You Need To Know
1. Jalen Ramsey’s father and older brother, Jamal both played college football.
2. His first professional deal was a four-year $23.35 million contract with the Jaguars. It also included a signing bonus of $15.18 million. Before his first season, however, Ramsey suffered a torn meniscus which required surgery. He went on to heal fast enough to make his debut as a starter in his team’s season-opening game against the Green Bay Packers.
3. Following a brilliant rookie season, where he started all 16 games and managed 65 combined tackles, 14 pass deflections, two interceptions, and a touchdown, Jalen Ramsey was named to the 2016 Pro-Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team.
4. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ superstar is an inch taller than 6 feet and weighs 208 lb.