LaJuan Ramsey

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LaJuan Ramsey
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-03-19) March 19, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth: Anniston, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 204
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2005)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 12
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

LaJuan Ramsey (born March 19, 1984) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California.

Ramsey has also been a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams.

College career[edit]

He played college football at the University of Southern California. A four-year contributor at both defensive tackle and end for a USC football squad that compiled a 48-4 record and captured two NCAA Championships. He earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention as a senior, replacing current Eagle Mike Patterson (his former roommate). He started 11 games in 2005, posting 40 tackles, including 6.5 TFLs.

Professional career[edit]

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In 19 career games, Ramsey has accumulated 24 tackles and one interception while being on the roster for five teams since 2006.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Ramsey was a sixth round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2006 NFL Draft and saw action in six games as a reserve defensive tackle. He had one interception in his rookie season, which was against Green Bay in which he snared a tipped pass from Brett Favre.

Ramsey appeared in nine games for the Eagles the following season in 2007, recording nine tackles. 2007 He set career high by appearing in nine contests and recorded nine tackles and one quarterback hurry. He was waived on June 13, 2008.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Ramsey was then signed by the Indianapolis Colts on September 11, 2008. He appeared in four games for the Colts, recording six tackles, before his release on October 14.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Ramsey was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams on September 6, 2009. He played 15 games for the Rams with five starts. He totaled 16 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. He was waived on March 4, 2010.

Cooking career[edit]

After having his playing career end, Ramsey took up cooking at Morel’s French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Grove in Los Angeles.[2] Ramsey then participated in an episode of Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell and was the winner in the episode after a strong dinner service. His reward for winning was being offered the job as the new executive chef at Christy Bono's restaurant, Christy’s on Broadway. He ultimately declined the position.[3]

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