Jalen Ramsey is an all-pro cornerback for the NFL who has become quite notorious for not taking any crap, especially when it comes to the Jacksonville Jaguars he runs his business with. The once quiet and calm talking Nashville boy is now best known for his swear words and ability to piss off opposing players, which has led to feuds with players such as Baltimore receiver Steve Smith Sr., Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and Cincinnati’s A.J. Green.
Despite all the side entertainment, Ramsey has continued to develop as a player since he entered the league and has become one of the top cover corners of the NFL. His exceptional work ethic and competitiveness coupled with his natural physical abilities make him a dream player for any coach in the league.
Jalen Ramsey’s Biography
On October 24, 1994, in Smyrna, a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, Jalen Lattrel Ramsey was born the second child of his parents, Margie and Lamont Ramsey. The future NFL superstar had a normal, sports-dominated upbringing as his father, a fireman who played college football, taught his sons the sport in the hope that they would make it to the big leagues.
As a schoolboy, Ramsey excelled both in class and on the field. While he worked hard in middle school to win a math bee, he also played and somewhat dominated older children in football. Initially, he attended Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tennessee, but soon thereafter, his intelligence and skills led him to the Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee. Here Ramsey participated in both soccer and athletics and was very dominant in both sports. In particular, he broke the 16-year-old national record in the long jump in the state of Tennessee. However, it was his soccer skills that attracted the attention of the universities, as the University of Tennessee offered him a scholarship.
Despite this offer and the original promise to play for the University of Southern California, Ramsey enrolled at Florida State University. A true freshman, he was the first player since the legendary Dion Sanders to play all 14 games and helped his team win the 2013 ACC Championship and the BCS National Championship. He recorded 49 tackles, 2 tackles to defeat, 1 sack, 1 interception, and 1 missed pass. In the second year, he was again ACC champion, played 14 games and managed 80 tackles, 10 tackles to defeat, 2 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and 12 pass cancellations.
During this time Jalen Ramsey had started to develop into a self-confident young man. His statistics and his performance on the field meant that he could put his opponents in their place, but most importantly, it signaled that he was ready to make the move to the NFL. Ramsey played another season in college football, recording 52 tackles, 3.5 tackles to defeat, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery, and 9 pass cancellations before announcing his intention to give up his senior year.
He competed in the NFL Combine and solidified his prediction of being among the top ten draft pickups by completing all the combine and positional exercises and showing a high level of performance. When the time was right, Ramsey was picked by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and the rest became history.
Why Was He Suspended?
Jalen Ramsey received his first suspension in the NFL on August 13, 2018, after staying away from disciplinary action during his first two years in the league. The Jaguars suspended him for an entire week because he had been berated in the media after a dispute between his teammates Dante Fowler Jr. and Yannick Ngakoue after training. Ramsey first used profane language to blow up the media for filming the incident, before he went to Twitter to criticize it further.
In the explanation for his suspension, the Jaguars said that Ramsey was suspended for violating team rules and engaging in conduct unbecoming of a Jaguar soccer player.
Is He Gay?
Like many other high-ranking persons, the Internet has suggested that Jalen Ramsey may be gay because of his allegedly unmanly body language and mannerism. The cornerback found himself the recipient of homophobic jokes after it was shown that he rolled his eyes, shrugged his shoulders, and wiggled his hair in a locker room interview.
But to answer the question: Ramsey is not gay. If you need proof, how about the fact that he is the father of a girl born in July 2018 to his girlfriend Breanna Tate, the younger sister of Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Golden Tate.