Jalen Ramsey RPT college meaning explained

Joshua Rogers September 9, 2022
Jalen Ramsey RPT college meaning explained
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The Los Angeles Rams take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 of the new 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 here with the defending Super Bowl winners Los Angeles Rams taking on the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium.

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.

Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald and co. are among the favorites to win the Super Bowl again this year, as too are the Bills led by quarterback Josh Allen.

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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 regards to Jalen Ramsey’s college, stands for Ramsey Performance Training.

Ramsey Performance Training is Lamont Ramsey’s (Jalen’s dad’s) company. It helped trained 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 programmes for athletes, is located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. 

“The programme, 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.

Ramsey has a new podcast this season

Away from the field this season, Ramsey will be hosting his own postgame podcast with Uninterrupted each week. It will break down Rams’ games as well as other games around the NFL.

At present, the podcast is unnamed. However, Ramsey has great insight and there’s clearly an appetite for players providing their views throughout the season (see Draymond Green).

We look forward to hearing more from the ‘RPT’ graduate.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.