The LA Rams traded a substantial package of draft picks to the Jacksonville Jaguars for All-Pro defensive back Jalen Ramsey. In fact, they just made the last installment payment, courtesy of the 2020 NFL draft. Since that trade, the Rams have been quite pleased with Ramsey’s on-field performance.
He is the closest thing to the infamous shut-down cornerback in the NFL today, a player who effectively neutralizes the best receivers in the NFL and forces opponents to plan their offense elsewhere.
Off the field, Ramsey has been a solid community member as well. A fully engaged teammate of the LA Rams players, and civic leader for Los Angeles. He’s generous with his time and resources, a give-back mentality that is often overshadowed by his excellence on the football field. Generosity is not rare in the NFL, but it’s robust and overflowing with Ramsey.
Need an example? Here’s just one. He donated $20,000 to purchase grocery gift cards for needy families before Thanksgiving so that they could enjoy the holidays. And that is just one example.
His act of kindness and generosity was noted by LA Rams COO Kevin Demoff on his Twitter account, and he called Jalen Ramsey “One of the NFL’s most thoughtful community leaders“. In fact, even as his own future was in negotiation, he reached out and donated $1 million to Purpose Prep, a privately funded elementary school system that works to unlock the potential in all of its students.
And now, he is branching out in a new direction. He’s an NFL recruiter.