Derrick Ramsey

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Derrick Ramsey
Kentucky Secretary of Labor
Assumed office
December 8, 2015
Governor Matt Bevin
Kentucky Deputy Secretary of Commerce
In office
Governor Ernie Fletcher
Personal details
Born (1956-12-23) December 23, 1956 (age 61)
Hastings, Florida
Alma mater University of Kentucky
Known for Professional athlete

Derrick Kent Ramsey (born December 23, 1956) is the Kentucky Secretary of Education and Workforce Development [1], having been appointed by Governor Matt Bevin.[2] He was the Deputy Secretary of Commerce under former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher from 2003 to 2007.[2] He is also a former professional American football player who played tight end for nine seasons for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, New England Patriots, and Detroit Lions.

Derrick Ramsey
No. 84, 88
Career information
Position(s) Tight End/Quarterback
College Kentucky
NFL draft 1978 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136
Career history
As player
1978–83 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
1983–85 New England Patriots
1987 Detroit Lions

Ramsey was a quarterback and tight end at the University of Kentucky, where he was part of the team that won the 1976 SEC Championship and the 1976 Peach Bowl.[3] He was first team All SEC and third-team All-American as QB in 1977 when Kentucky finished with a 10-1 record and #6 ranking in the final AP poll. Ramsey also played two games on the basketball team as a walk-on in 1976. [4]

He served as the Athletic Director at Coppin State University from 2008 to 2015.[5]


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  2. ^ a b "Derrick Ramsey to head Labor Cabinet under Bevin". Associated Press State Wire. December 2, 2015.
  3. ^ - Kentucky Football History and Records Archived July 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Derrick Ramsey". Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Coppin State Athletic Department". 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
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