|Place of birth Hastings, Florida|
Role American football player
Name Derrick Ramsey
Education University of Kentucky
|Date of birth (1956-12-23) December 23, 1956 (age 58)|
NFL draft 1978 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136
1978-83 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Position(s) Tight End/Quarterback
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Derrick Kent Ramsey (born December 23, 1956) is Secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, having been appointed by Governor Matt Bevin. He was the Deputy Secretary of Commerce under former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher from 2003 to 2007. 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.
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. He was first team All SEC and third-team All-American as QB in 1977 when Kentucky finished with a 10-1 record and #4 ranking in the final AP poll. Ramsey also played two games on the basketball team as a walk-on in 1976.
He served as the Athletic Director at Coppin State University from 2008 to 2015.