Ramses Barden life and biography

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Ramses Barden biography

Date of birth : 1986-01-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Altadena, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-21
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the New York Giants, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ramses Barden (born January 1, 1986, in Altadena, California) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Cal Poly-SLO.


* Originally a 3rd round (85th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2009.


* Impressed coaches with his work on the scout team as a rookie and will compete for more playing time in his 2nd season.


* Played in 3 games with no starts as a rookie in 2009…Inactive for the other 13 games…Caught 1 pass, a 16-yarder in the season finale at Minnesota (1/3)…Played on special teams at Dallas (9/20) and on special teams and at wide receiver at Tampa Bay (9/27).


* At Cal Poly, Barden played in 46 games with 43 starts - 21 at "X" receiver and 22 at "Z" receiver…Caught 206 passes for 4,203 yards and 50 touchdowns…His average of 20.4 yards per catch was the highest career average by a Football Championship Subdivision (FBS) player since Dedric Ward of Northern Iowa (22.02 from 1993-96)…His 2007 average of 25.7 yards per catch was the highest mark by an FCS player since Mikhael Ricks of Stephen F. Austin averaged 28.9 yards per reception in 1997…His average of 39.5 yards per reception vs. Northern Colorado in 2007 was the highest game average by an FBS player since John Taylor of Delaware State averaged 44.6 yards vs. St. Paul's in 1985…Set FCS career records with a touchdown reception in 32 games and with at least 1 in 20 consecutive contests, topping the previous marks of at least 1 score in 17 straight contests and in 26 games by Jerry Rice of Mississippi Valley State (1981-84)…His string of 11 consecutive games with at least 1 touchdown in 2008 tied the NCAA record that was first set by Randy Moss of Marshall in 1996…Barden's 50 touchdowns tied Rice for 2nd in FBS history behind David Ball of New Hampshire (58, 2003-06)…His 18 touchdown receptions in both 2007 and 2008 set the school and Great West Conference records and rank 7th on the NCAA single-season chart…His 4,203 yards receiving placed him 4th in the NCAA career-record book behind Rice (4,693), Ball (4,655) and Jacquay Nunnally of Florida A&M (4,239, 1997-2000)…Barden's 206 receptions broke the previous school career-record of 177 by Darrell Jones (2001-04)…His 1,467 receiving yards in 2007 set the Cal Poly single-season record and his 1,257 yards are 3rd in school history…As a senior in 2008, Barden caught 67 passes for 1,257 yards and 18 touchdowns.


* Adopted Nutley Public Schools in spring 2010 for the Giants' Play 60 Challenge, making multiple visits to encourage the kids to play 60 minutes every day.
* Participated in the 2009 Giants Foundation Golf Outing.
* Joined Coach Coughlin to host local children fighting cancer and blood disorders for the Jay Fund Ice Cream Social at the Timex Performance Center.
* Attended David Diehl's annual barbeque with Project Sunshine for children at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.
* Joined teammate Corey Webster to visit Manhattan Academy of Technology in NYC to unveil a brand new fitness room with 6 workout stations through NFL Network's Keep Gym in School program.
* Joined employees from the NFL League Office and the United Way of New York City to install new fitness equipment and beautify the MOSAIC Beacon School at PS 111 in the Bronx during the Hometown Huddle.
* Attended the Taste of the Giants fundraiser event benefitting local food banks, featuring chefs from the area preparing their signature dishes.
* Attended the "On Your Feet" Footlocker Gala benefitting the NAACP Scholarship Fund.
* Attended the annual "Meet the Giants" fundraiser benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of New York City, a home away from home for kids fighting cancer and blood disorders.
* Participated in the Celebrity Bowl-a-Thon benefitting Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
* Joined teammate Justin Tuck to hosts an annual book and toy drive during the holidays with all items being donated to The Boys and Girls Club.
* Joined former teammate Danny Clark as he hosted kids from Abbott House for a holiday shopping spree at Wal-Mart.
* Attended the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Muscle Team" fundraiser dinner.
* Joined the NFL to host local NYC youth for a "Play 60" youth football clinic in Central Park during the week of the NFL Draft.
* Hosted Giants fans and season ticket holders during the team's Draft Day Party at New Meadowlands Stadium.
* Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.


* Played wide receiver and safety at Flintridge Prep (La Canada Flintridge, Calif.)…Earned All-Prep League, All-CIF-Southern Section and All-Area (Pasadena-Glendale) honors in addition to All-State accolades in the small schools division...Led the Rebels (12-1) to the CIF-Southern Section Division XIII title as a senior, when he caught 41 passes for 915 yards and 14 touchdowns…Also played basketball, volleyball and track…On the hardwood, he averaged 17.2 points and 8 rebounds a game…Named All-League 3 times and All-CIF twice in basketball and named Cal-Hi Sports small schools Athlete of the Year…An Honor Roll member as a junior and senior, he participated in Peer Counseling, the Minority Student Union as a club director and was an Alliance Camp counselor…Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing…Earned Dean's List honors…Son of Denise and Al Barden...Father played basketball for New York University and reached the NCAA Final Four in the early 1960s...Born Jan. 1, 1986 in Altadena, California.

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