Transition Time for Chaz Ramsey

Incoming Auburn freshman Chaz Ramsey discusses his all-star experience.

Mobile, Ala.--There weren't many players on the Mississippi roster who had an all-star type performance in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic, but one of the exceptions was Auburn signee Chaz Ramsey.

The 6-4, 292 offensive lineman from Madison Central High consistently knocked defenders off the line of scrimmage or kept them in check while pass blocking on Saturday night at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. However, his strong performance was akin to trying to stop a herd of charging buffalo with a slingshot as the Alabama All-Stars used their superior talent to win the game 51-14.

Despite the disappointing result for his team, Ramsey, who obviously enjoys football, says, "It was fun. I am ready to get to Auburn and start working."

Working has been something he has done non-stop since his high school season was finished. While many of his teammates looked ready to wrap up the evening early after falling hopelessly behind in the second half, Ramsey was still going strong in the fourth quarter.

"I didn't have any cramps and I played every (offensive) snap," says Ramsey, who lined up at left guard. "I am in great shape right now. I have been working out five days a week and I have been running four days a week. I work on weights in the morning and I run in the afternoon."

Chaz Ramsey looks for a linebacker to block in Saturday night's all-star game.

Ramsey, who plans to work out in Auburn with his new teammates the rest of the summer, points out the all-star week experience in Mobile was memorable. "I had a great time," he says. "I would have traded it for anything."

The big lineman won't put his pads again on until Auburn begins preseason practices in August, but he will be able to participate in structured conditioning workouts with the AU staff while take summer classes.


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