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    Jay Ramshaw
    85 Jay Ramshaw

    Champaign, Ill.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 245




    updated 4/06

    2005: 2005: Played in four games, three at defensive end (San Jose State, at California, vs. Michigan State) and one at tight end (Penn State), but did not record any statistics.

    2004: Member of UI squad.

    2003: Redshirted.

    High School: All-state pick by the Champaign News-Gazette and the Chicago Sun-Times ... Honorable mention all-state pick as a junior ... Ranked the No. 26 defensive end prospect by ... Two time all-area pick ... Earned all-conference accolades as a junior and senior on both sides of the ball ... Named an all-region selection by PrepStar as a senior ... Twice led Champaign Centennial in tackles ... Registered 80 tackles and 14 tackles for loss as a junior ... Added 147 more tackles as a senior ... Named team MVP as a senior after earning defensive MVP honors as a junior ... Moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore and remained a starter the final 28 games of his career ... High school coach was Mike McDonnell.

    Personal: Full given name is Jerald Avery Ramshaw ... Son of Jerry and Christie Ramshaw ... Born Aug. 2, 1984 ... Father played for Illinois in the late '70s, earning letters in 1977-78 ... Lists Howie Long as his favorite athlete and Simeon Rice has his Fighting Illini hero.

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