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Jack Ramsey Sees Benefits To Redshirting

When life throws you a lemon, make lemonade. That appears to be Jack Ramsey's mantra. The freshman receiver was expected to play an important role for the Fighting Illini last fall, but he encountered an unexpected detour. While he was disappointed at the time, he now sees the benefit of sitting out.

Jack Ramsey enrolled at Illinois last fall expecting to see playing time as a true freshman. He was a big hit during Camp Rantoul, flashing excellent quickness and maneuverability on pass routes, option runs from the backfield and punt returns. He may have been the starting punt returner. But the Chicago Simeon product was forced to the sidelines when the NCAA Clearinghouse refused to clear...

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