Ramon Foster

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Ramon Foster
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No. 73     Pittsburgh Steelers
Offensive Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-07) January 7, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Henning, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Ripley (TN)
College: Tennessee
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2009 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Games played 72
Games started 57
Fumble recoveries 0
Stats at NFL.com

Ramon Foster (born January 7, 1986) nicknamed, "The Big Ragu", is an American football offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He is the brother of St. Louis Rams offensive lineman, Renardo Foster. He played college football at Tennessee where he played in a career total of 44 games and also earned All-SEC honors as a freshman a junior. Foster was named to the ESPN Mark May´s 2007 "MayDay Team" after playing with a broken thumb throughout most of his junior season.[1] Foster was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2009[2] after he went undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft. Foster earned the top backup guard position on the line, with his first NFL start against the Baltimore Ravens on November 29, 2009, starting in place of the injured Chris Kemoeatu, having replaced him mid-game during the team's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs the week before.[3] Foster made his second start on December 20, 2009 in a game against the Green Bay Packers, also due to an injury to Kemoeatu.

Early career[edit]

Foster started for all four year both on offense and defense at Ripley High School in Ripley, Tennessee and also handled some place-kicking and kickoff duties. He was also a three-year starter on the school's basketball team. He also competed in track and field achieved a career-best shot put of 45-11.[4]

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