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LaJuan Ramsey
Free Agent
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-03-19) March 19, 1984 (age 36)
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
Debuted in 2006 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     12
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     0
Stats at NFL.com

LaJuan Ramsey (born March 19, 1984) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. 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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit

LaJuan was hired to work as a Field Manager at Strategic Property Management in Los Angeles. His supervisor was Denise Valentine.

Pre-draftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-2½ * 291 lb * 4.92 * 1.71 * x 4.81 * 7.78 * 32 in. * 8'11" * 32 x
(* represents USC Pro Day)[1]

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

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

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.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Ramsey was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers on June 18, 2008 but was waived by the team during final cuts on August 30.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

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.

Tennessee TitansEdit

After spending the remainder of the 2008 season out of football, Ramsey signed a future contract with the Tennessee Titans on January 23, 2009. He was waived on September 2, 2009.

St. Louis RamsEdit

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.

Hartford ColonialsEdit

Ramsey was signed by the Hartford Colonials on June 16, 2010.

Cooking CareerEdit

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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