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Jim Ramella
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westlake, OH

High School:
Cleveland St. Ignatius

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 247

Position:
DE

2009 Season
Received the Scanlan Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a Boston College football player...started all 13 games at right end and finished his career with 30-straight starts...had 28 tackles (20 solo) and four tackles for a loss on the season...led the team with three sacks and two forced fumbles...second among defensive linemen with 20 solo tackles...tallied three tackles and a sack at Maryland...recorded three tackles against North Carolina...finished with three tackles, a sack and a safety at Notre Dame...had three tackles, a sack, two tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery to lead the defense vs. NC State...made two tackles against Virginia Tech, Florida State and Wake Forest...registered three tackles at Clemson...recorded two solo tackles against Kent State and Northeastern...recipient of the Gaffney Family Football Scholarship.

2008 Season
Started all 14 games at right end...accumulated 35 tackles...led the team with two forced fumbles...second on the squad with four sacks and fifth with nine tackles for a loss...registered three tackles and one for a loss against Vanderbilt in the Music City Bowl...recorded three tackles for a loss with a sack against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game...also forced a fumble against the Hokies...had two tackles and a sack at Wake Forest...notched three tackles and a sack vs. Notre Dame...had four tackles and a forced fumble against Clemson...recorded five tackles against Virginia Tech...had two solo tackles and a sack vs. Rhode Island... registered three tackles against UCF...recovered a fumble against Georgia Tech...had a season-high six tackles in the season opener against Kent State.

2007 Season
Started the final three games of the season...finished the year with 19 tackles (12 solos), 3 TFL, 1 sack, 1 interception and a pass breakup...in the Eagles' regular-season finale against Miami at home, earned first start of the season and recorded three tackles (two solo), helping to keep the Hurricanes to 281 net yards of offense... recorded two solo tackles, aiding the team's 73-total-tackle outing that also held Clemson to 273 total offensive yards, granting the Eagles a come-from-behind victory and a chance to play for the ACC Championship...recorded a career-high four total tackles (two solo) in game against Florida State...two of his tackles were for losses (resulting in a loss of three yards), also marking a career high...made a solo tackle and notched two assists in win at Notre Dame...registered two solo tackles in dominating defensive performance over Bowling Green...was one of three players to have a sack against Army, his first of the season...finished the game with two total tackles, including one solo...recorded his first career interception in a game where there were five BC interceptions vs. NC State...also had 2.5 tackles.

2006 Season
Missed the entire season with a shoulder injury.

2005 Season
Played in all 12 games as a true freshman...registered 15 tackles (nine solos), three tackles for loss and one sack...recorded two assisted tackles in the season opener at Brigham Young...tallied his first solo stop against Florida State...had two unassisted tackles at Clemson...registered one tackle for loss (for five yards) against Ball State...had one assisted tackle against Virginia...recorded three tackles (two solos), including one tackle for loss (for three yards), against Wake Forest...had two unassisted tackles and one assisted stop at Virginia Tech...recorded an assisted tackle at North Carolina...recorded his first quarterback sack (one-yard loss) against North Carolina State.

High School
Earned Associated Press All-State first-team honors as a senior defensive lineman at St. Ignatius ... gained 2004 All-District and All-City accolades ... led the Wildcats to a 10-3 mark in 2004 ... was a three-year starter for head coach Chuck Kyle ... was selected to play in the Ohio North-South Classic (for the North) ... also selected to play in the 48th annual Big 33 Football Classic, which was played on July 23 in Hershey Park (Pa.) Stadium.

Personal
James T. Ramella, born October 9, 1986 ... enrolled in the Carroll School of Management ... Jim is the middle of Laura and Gerard Ramella's five children.

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