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#8 Jalen Ramsey
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 204
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Smyrna, Tenn.
High School: Brentwood Academy
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2014 Jim Thorpe Award Candidate
2014 All-America Candidate

2013 Honors

  • College Football News Freshman All-America First Team
  • Freshman All-America First Team
  • True Freshman All-America First Team
2014 Outlook: Has the making of being another great secondary player at FSU based on his freshman All-America season. Plays with confidence, intensity and a high motor. Expected to fill Lamarcus Joyner’s attacking nickel back role as part of a Florida State defensive backfield brimming with talent. Exudes leadership qualities heading into his sophomore year.  Versatile player who started at both cornerback and safety a year ago. Also starred on Florida State’s ACC Championship track team as a relay sprinter and long jumper. Will wear No. 8 this season after donning No. 13 a year ago.  

2014 FSU Track and Field: Three-time All-ACC honoree as a member of the Florida State Indoor and Outdoor championship track and field team…placed third in the long jump at both the indoor and outdoor ACC Track and Field Championships and ran a leg on the conference champion 4x100 relay team at the outdoor outdoor long jump mark was 25-0 (7.62m) and his top indoor jump was 24-11 (7.59m), which ranked No. 2 nationally among NCAA Division I football players…qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary meet in the long jump.

2013: One of the country’s top freshmen who started all 14 games for the Seminoles third-ranked defense (281.4) and the nation’s top pass defense (156.6) as a cornerback and free safety...made his first career start at Pitt on Sept. 2, becoming the first true freshman to start at cornerback since Deion Sanders in 1985...started first three games of the season at cornerback before moving to safety following Tyler Hunter’s injury…hard-hitting playmaker ranked seventh on the Seminoles with 49 tackles…led FSU with 27 tackles  on passing plays…grabbed an interception at Pitt which helped set up FSU’s first touchdown of the season...had five tackles against Nevada...had first career sack versus Bethune-Cookman...recorded a career-high seven tackles – all solo tackles – at Boston College on Sept 28...registered six tackles at Clemson...recovered a fumble and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown at Wake Forest...recorded three tackles and a TFL in the Seminoles win over Duke in the ACC Championship Game…tallied five tackles in the BCS National Championship Game against Auburn…captured several Freshman All-America honors, including recognition from the FWAA.

PERSONAL: Ranked as one of the top athletes in the nation at either wide receiver or corner...rated a five star prospect by both Rivals and Scout and a four-star recruit according to ESPN and 247Sports...US Army All-American....invited to “The Opening” on the Nike campus...ranked No. 10 on the Rivals 100, No. 14 on the ESPN 150 and No. 39 on the Top247...consensus top 5 selection at CB...listed No. 2 by Scout, No. 3 by Rivals, No. 4 by ESPN and No. 5 by 247Sports...the consensus top recruit coming out of Tennessee in 2013...sat out his sophomore season due to transfer rules but put up big numbers on offense and defense in 2011 and 2012...registered 95 tackles, four TFL, three INT, 10 PBU, two fumble recoveries and five forced 2012 he hauled in 31 passes for 676 yards and nine TDs...also rushed five times for 85 yards...ESPN listed  Ramsey with a 4.54 time in the 40, a 40.9-inch vertical and a 130.32 SPARQ rating...committed to USC but chose FSU over the Trojans, Florida, Alabama, Oregon, Miami and more than 20 other schools.

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