10 Things You Need To Know About Jalen Ramsey

10 Things You Need To Know About Jalen Ramsey

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He may have only played two pro seasons, but Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey is already one of the most dynamic players in football. He regularly shuts down his opponent’s top receiving option thanks to his elite athleticism, high football IQ, and unflinching confidence. In only two years, he has already tallied 128 tackles, 6 interceptions, and 31 passes defended. So as he gets ready to dominate again in year three, let’s get to know one of football’s brightest stars.

 

1. His Biggest Strength? Everything

“I feel like what makes me more unique than other defensive backs is that I can kind of do everything,” Jalen said. “Play man, play zone, go up and make the tackle – I pride myself on having an all-around game.”

2. The Key To Jacksonville’s 2017 Success Was Their 2016 Failure

Jacksonville finished Jalen’s 2016 rookie season with a 3-13 record. He let that painful season stick with him and used it as motivation. “I took it upon myself to get better at my craft,” he explained. “I started taking things more seriously and locking in to everything I needed to do.” The result in 2017? A 10-6 record and an appearance in the conference championship game.

3. He Has The Ultimate Personal Trainer

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They say no one knows you like family, and in Jalen’s case, no one trains him like family either. “My dad has been my trainer my whole life,” he said. “Every offseason I still come back home, because he knows me like no other. He knows my limits and will never let me slack.”

4. There Are Two Jalen Ramseys

Unrelenting trash talker on the field, mild-mannered, chill guy off of it. “I’m definitely a different person during those two, three hours where I’m playing,” Jalen explained. “Football is such an intense game, I feel like you’ve got to play the game that way.”

5. Football’s Not The Only Sport He Excels At

“Most people know that I ran track (at Florida State), but they may not know how much I love that sport,” Jalen said. “My girlfriend and I ran track together in high school and we both hold state records. We’re expecting a baby soon, and hopefully he or she will be a little track star!”

6. His Sneaker Game Is On Point

It makes sense that a Jordan Brand athlete has a serious collection of kicks, but Jalen started rocking Js well before he put pen to paper. “Before I was even with Jordan, I had probably over 100 J’s,” Jalen said. “My all-time favorite are probably the Retro 11 Gamma Blues.”

7. He Is Always Team Jumpman

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“Jordan was the only brand that I wanted to sign with coming out of college,” Jalen said. “I feel like family with them instead of just another guy. It was the right choice for me on and off the field.”

8. He’s A Big-Time Movie Buff

“I chill with my family all the time,” he said. “I love going to the movies with them and we go like once a week when it’s the discount pricing. So it’s usually me, my girl, maybe my niece, nephew, and mom — and we’ll go with the senior citizens and watch whatever they’re watching.”

9. But His Video Game Skills Have Seen Better Days

“I still play some video games here and there, but I’m trying to get off that,” Jalen said. “My nephew has started beating me in games, so it’s time for me to go. It’s time for the new generation to take over.”

10. He Has Some Words Of Wisdom For You

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For incoming rookies, like his friend and former Florida State teammate, Derwin James, Jalen hasn’t given them too much advice. “I feel like everyone needs to experience things at the pro level on their own,” he explained. “But the main thing I always tell people at every level is to just be yourself and everything will work out how it’s supposed to.”

Your Jordan Retro Destination Since 1985

Your Jordan Retro Destination Since 1985

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