As you have heard, Jalen Ramsey announces himself from RPT. This statement confuses fans. So, what is the meaning of RPT which is said by Jalen Ramsey? Let’s find out the information about it here.
The Meaning of RPT
According to The Focus website, here is the explanation about the meaning of RPT.
As usual in the NFL, players are announced with the college they went to. Jalen Ramsey played college football at Florida State and he won the National Championship over Auburn as a freshman. However, there is something which makes fans confused when Ramsey introduced himself as having attended RPT college. This statement made his fans a little bit confused why he did not claim FSU in the line-up intro.
RPT, related to Jalen Ramsey’s college, stands for Ramsey Performance Training. What is Ramsey Performance Training? It is Lamont Ramsey’s (Jalen’s dad’s) company which helped train Jalen and his brother Jamal when they were younger.
An overview of RPT reads that Ramsey Performance Training (RPT), one of the best ‘off season’ conditioning programmes for athletes, is located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. The programme was established by Lamont Ramsey more than 20 years ago. It started as a means for Ramsey to train sons Jamal and Jalen to improve their athletic abilities. A feature on Jalens gives explanation about the process of working out and conditioning at RPT.
Much of that process happened at Ramsey Performance Training which still runs out of Lamont’s garage to remind those who pay a visit that a state-of-the-art facility is not needed for greatness.
Jalen Ramsey claimed that RPT was his college, not FUS. It means that Jalen Ramsey is essentially saying that is where he honed his craft and became the player he is today.
About Jalen Ramsey
The real name of Jalen Ramsey is Jalen Lattrel Ramsey. He is a football cornerback from America for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He was born on October 24th, 1994. At Florida State, he played college football and he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars fifth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.
He became one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL with the Jaguars and made the Pro Bowl twice and was named an All-Pro in 2017. It helped Jacksonville snap a 10-year playoff drought. He was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in the middle of the 2019 season after a fallout and standoff with the front office of the Jaguars. In 2020, an extension with the Rams was agreed by him and it made him the highest-paid defensive back in league history at the time.
How about his early life? Let’s find out about it below.
Jalen Ramsey’s Early Life
As explained earlier, he was born on October 24th, 1994 in Smyrna, Tennessee to Lamont and Margie Ramsey. His older brother is Jamal. Jamal took part in football, basketball and track at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee. He also played quarterback at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where his father had once played football.
Jalen created his football skills by playing with much older boys at a local park. As explained on Wikipedia that he grew up cheering for the Miami Hurricanes in a family of Florida Gators fans.
Jalen Ramsey became a student of Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tennessee, during his freshman year. Then, he transferred to Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee. There, he was a two-sport star in football and track & field. By Rivals.com and Scout.com, he was rated as a five-star recruit and one of the top overall recruits in his class. At first, he committed to the University of Southern California (USC) to play college football, but then it changed to Florida State University.
Jalen Ramsey had a very decorated high school track career. On May 24th, 2013 in his final high school track meet, he was able to shatter the Tennessee state record in the long jump with a mark of 25′ 3.25″ where it broke the 16-year-old record set in 1997. In 2016, in TSSA history, there was no other athlete who has exceeded the 25-foot mark.
Jalen Ramsey competed in events which ranged from the 100 meters to the shot put. As a sprinter, he was able to record personal best times of 10.50 in the 100-meter dash, 21.44 in the 200-meter dash and 48.02 in the 400-meter dash. He was able to establish personal bests in the high jump at 6′ 8″ and the triple jump 47′ 7″. Also, he posted a top throw of 49′ 11″ in the shot put.
Jalen Ramsey Professional Career
The Jacksonville Jaguars chose Ramsey in the first round with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. On December 18th, 2016, he could gather four solo tackles, a season-high five pass deflections, a forced fumble, and recorded his first NFL interception by picking off Brock Osweiler in a 21-20 road loss to the Houston Texans.
On September 24th, 2017, two solo tackles were recorded by him and intercepted a pass attempt from Baltimore Ravens’s quarterback Joe Flacco.
In the 2018 season, Ramsey gaben all 16 games and totaled 65 total tackles, three interceptions and 13 passes defensed as the Jaguars finished with a 5-11 record.
On April 25th, 2019, the Jaguars picked up the fifth-year option on the contract of Ramsey. He began the first three games of Jaguars, totaling 13 solo tackles with a pass deflection and a forced fumble.
On October 15, 2019, he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick (eventually used on K’Lavon Chaisson) , a 2021 first-round pick (eventually used on Travis Etienne)
and a 2021 fourth-round pick.
On September 9, 2020, he signed a five-year, $105 million extension with the Rams and it included $71.2 million guaranteed. The deal made him the highest paid defensive back in NFL history.
On June 13th, 2021, he made an announcement during the Rams minicamp that he will officially change his number to 5 per new NFL jersey number rule.
This information is based on Wikipedia and it is just a summary, so if you want to read more complete, you are able to access Wikipedia to read it.