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JALEN RAMSEY - Football - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

2015 Honors:

  • All-America Candidate
  • Jim Thorpe Award Candidate
  • Bronko Nagurski Trophy Candidate
  • All-ACC First Team (Media & Coaches)
  • Consensus All-American
  • AFCA First Team All-American
  • Walter Camp First Team All-American
  • First Team All-American
  • Second Team All-American (AP, FWAA, Sporting News,,, USA Today Sports)


Became Florida State’s 36th consensus All-American…started all 13 games at boundary cornerback while also returning kickoffs…finished the season with 52 tackles, four TFLs, one sack, one fumble recovery and a team-high 10 pass break-ups…his 36-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown against Boston College was the Seminoles lone defensive touchdown of the season and helped seal FSU’s first road victory of the season…a Thorpe Award, Bednarik Trophy and Lott IMPACT Trophy semifinalist…named ACC Defensive Back of the Week twice after spectacular performances against USF and Boston College…at No. 1 Clemson, tallied nine tackles, a pass break-up and a sack…returned two kickoffs for 54 yards and one punt for six yards…led the FSU defense to a top-10 finish in total defense, a top-15 finish in pass efficiency defense, and top-25 finish in passing yards allowed…finished his career with 180 tackles (119 solo), 15.5 TFLs, five sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 23 pass break-ups to go along with three interceptions…started all 41 games in his three years at Florida State…decided to forego his final year of eligibility in 2016 and declare for the NFL Draft…was named the team’s Defensive MVP, along with DeMarcus Walker, at the end of the year banquet and one of four permanent captains in 2015.

2014 Honors

  • All-ACC First Team (Media/Coaches)
  • USA Today All-America First Team
  • All-America First Team
  • Associated Press All-America Second Team
  • FWAA All-America Second Team
  • Sports Illustrated All-America Second Team
  • Sporting News All-America Second Team

2015 FSU Track and Field:

Won the ACC long jump title at the outdoor and indoor championships…won the conference outdoor title with a leap of 26-1.5 (7.96m) and also ran lead-off leg on ACC outdoor champion 4×100 relay (39.28)…added a seventh-place finish in 100 (10.61w)…finished 14th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the long jump after collecting All-America honors with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a personal-best mark of 26-1.75.


Dominant and versatile All-American who established himself as one of the nation’s top defensive backs in 2014…started all 14 games at the Star position in the secondary, pushing his streak to 28 career starts…captured several All-America honors in addition to All-ACC First Team accolades…ranked fourth among Noles with 79 tackles and second in tackles for loss (9.5)…tied for second on the Noles with 3.0 TFLs…team leader with 12 pass break-ups to go along with two interceptions…ranked second in the ACC with 12 total PBUs and fifth in passes defended per game (1.00)…forced two fumbles…earned three national defensive player of the week honors for his performance at Miami where he registered three tackles, a tackle for loss, forced a fumble on the Hurricanes’ first offensive play, broke up four passes, blocked a kick and sealed the win with an interception…opened the year with a career-high 12 tackles against Oklahoma State…had a 27-yard interception return at Syracuse on the Orange’s first drive…made six tackles at Louisville and had eight stops, including 1.5 TFLs, against Boston College…made two TFLs versus Virginia…had eight stops and two TFLs versus The Citadel and nine tackles with 1.5 TFLs at NC State…had four tackles and recorded a pass breakup against Oregon in the Rose Bowl.

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 4×100 relay team at the outdoor meet…best 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 Honors

  • College Football News Freshman All-America First Team
  • Freshman All-America First Team
  • True Freshman All-America First Team


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.


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 fumbles…in 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…born October 24, 1994…majoring in social science.