Devon Ramsay, FB

School: North Carolina  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Red Bank, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 245 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Played in the final game of the season against Maryland after rehabbing his knee most of the year.
2011 Season
Tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in the season opening victory over James Madison ... Had an 18-yard reception.
2010 Season
Played in the first four games of the season before being withheld from the final nine games due to NCAA investigation into his academic eligibility; he was later deemed to not have committed any violations ... Caught two passes for 15 yards and a touchdown ... Had a 9-yard touchdown reception in the season opener vs. LSU ... Made a 6-yard catch in the win at Rutgers.
2009 Season
Emerged as the starter at fullback ... Officially started four games, but was the first fullback in the game most of the season ... Saw action in 12 games at fullback and on special teams ... Caught six passes for 57 yards on the season ... Sat out the Boston College game with an ankle injury ... Had a career-best two catches for 40 yards, including a long of 27, against Miami ... Made a 6-yard grab at Virginia Tech ... Caught one pass versus Florida State ... Recorded a 12-yard catch against Georgia Southern ... Made first career start at fullback versus Virginia and made one catch.
2008 Season
Played in five games, primarily on special teams and as a reserve fullback ... Was lost for the year after undergoing shoulder surgery in the middle of the season.
High School
Ranked the No. 6 fullback by Rivals Rushed for 1,078 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior Trenton-Times all-area team member Posed 42 tackles, six sacks and an interception on defense Lawrenceville Prep won its final four regular season games and finished with an overall record of 5-4 Coached by Ken Mills.
Pronounced DEV-in, rhymes with Kevin. Son of Sharon Lee and Devon Ramsay Born December 8, 1988.
Latest News
07/09/2012 - No one would've blamed Devon Ramsay for calling it a career. The North Carolina fullback lost part of a season to a shoulder injury, most of another to a later-overturned NCAA charge and nearly all of a third with a knee injury. Yet Ramsay is still here after the NCAA granted him a sixth year of eligibility, eager for one more shot with the Tar Heels even though he's unsure how he'll fit into a new coach's offense. ''I always think about how you've got to persevere through it,'' Ramsay said. ''I think I have a pretty happy disposition. There's been a lot of hard things I've been through in my life, but I feel like I'm still smiling mostly a lot of the time.'' Ramsay is still recovering after tearing two ligaments and damaging the meniscus in his left knee in last year's opener. He had started running by spring, but a setback forced a second surgery in May to remove scar tissue. It's unclear if he'll be ready for camp or the Sept. 1 opener against Elon. Things won't get easier after his return, either. The offense Larry Fedora brought from Southern Mississippi doesn't use a fullback in its base package. ''He's been dealt a lot of adversity and I think that's going to determine who Devon Ramsay is - how he deals with it and what he does to overcome it,'' Fedora said. ''He's been working hard. He's done everything we've asked him to do and he's part of our program.'' Ramsay is staying positive, saying it's pointless to resent all those bad breaks in a luckless career. ''This is one of those instances where you only get to live once,'' said his mother, Sharon Lee. ''If you have the opportunity to do something you love, that's a blessing. He has the opportunity and obviously he loves it enough to put the effort in it to do this.'' - AP Sports

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