Jalen Ramsey RPT college meaning explained

Joshua Rogers December 19, 2022
Jalen Ramsey RPT college meaning explained
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The Los Angeles Rams take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 14 of the NFL season. Before the game, Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey introduced himself as having attended RPT college. Here’s the meaning of Jalen Ramsey’s RPT college comment explained.

The 2022-2023 NFL season is well underway and for the defending Super Bowl winners Los Angeles Rams it’s been a season to forget.

The Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23–20 to win Super Bowl LVI, becoming the second NFL team to win the Super Bowl in its home stadium.

The injury-plagued Rams are 4th in the NFC West with a 4-9 record. Sean McVay’s team recently claimed quarterback Baker Mayfield off waivers after Matthew Stafford sustained a spinal contusion against the Saints in Week 11.

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Jalen Ramsey announces himself from RPT, confuses fans

As is customary in the NFL, players are announced with the college they went to.

Jalen Ramsey played college football at Florida State, winning the National Championship over Auburn as a freshman.

However, against the Bills on Week 1, Ramsey introduced himself as having attended RPT college.

Naturally, fans were a little perplexed why he didn’t claim FSU in the line-up intro.

What is the meaning of Jalen Ramsey’s RPT college?

RPT, in regard to Jalen Ramsey’s college, stands for Ramsey Performance Training.

Ramsey Performance Training is Lamont Ramsey’s (Jalen’s dad’s) company. It helped train Jalen and his brother Jamal when they were younger.

An overview of RPT reads: “Ramsey Performance Training (RPT), one of the best ‘off season’ conditioning programs for athletes, is located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. 

“The program, founded by Lamont Ramsey more than 20 years ago, began as a means for Ramsey to train sons Jamal and Jalen to improve their athletic abilities.”

A feature on Jalen explains the process of working out and conditioning at RPT.

“Much of that process took place 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 isn’t needed for greatness.”

By claiming RPT was his college, not FS, Jalen Ramsey is essentially saying that’s where he honed his craft and became the player he is today.

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Joshua is a Senior Sports Writer at GRV Media with over five years of experience in online writing and editing. After receiving a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and an MA in Sports Journalism, he became a writer for a leading social publisher with over 7 million Facebook followers. Joshua then joined Reach PLC, covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online and regional publications like the Liverpool Echo. He then moved to a social media marketing agency and content studio, Brave Bison, acting as Website Editor for The Hook. Joshua now oversees all sports content on The Focus, specializing in NBA, NFL, F1, and tennis, while also keeping a close eye on his beloved Manchester United.