Former Tulane Star Patrick Ramsey Primed To Backup Drew Brees

June 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The former voice of Tulane University football, Ken Berthelot, remembers Patrick Ramsey well.
It was back in 1997, and Tommy Bowden had arrived late in the recruiting season to take over as the Green Wave's new head football coach with apparently no intentions of signing Ramsey.
"Bowden received a phone call from (former LSU and Baltimore Colts quarterback) Bert Jones and Jones urged Bowden to take a second look at Ramsey," recalled Berthelot in a recent phone interview. "He said, 'Coach Bowden, this kid is big, strong, sturdy, smart, and has a great arm. You really need to give him a second look.' "
As a former Ruston High School star nicknamed "The Ruston Rifle," Jones had some expertise on Ramsey, who also prepped at Ruston High and considered Jones to be his idol.
The north Louisiana town of Ruston had a knack for producing great NFL quarterbacks. Along with Jones, the legendary Terry Bradshaw and Buffalo Bills QB Joe Ferguson also hailed from Ruston.

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