21 - Nicholas Ramos
Nicholas Ramos
Height: 5-8
Weight: 165
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Winters, Calif.
High School: Winters HS '05
Position: WR
Experience: 3L*

Career: His 784 career kickoff return yards already ranks 10th in school history, and his average of 25.3 per return currently is fifth.

2009: Listed as a backup at wide receiver (slot) on EWU's preseason depth chart. Did not participate in spring practices because of a shoulder injury.

2008: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors for his performances on special teams. Three times he was chosen as the team's special teams player of the week and subsequently was one of three team co-captains the following week. He was also special teams captain for EWU's opener against Texas Tech (8/30/08). Five of his eight catches during the season came against Portland State (10/4/08) when he finished with 126 all-purpose yards (62 receiving and 64 on four kickoff returns). He started once as he made his first start as an Eagle in a 33-26 victory over Big Sky champion Weber State (11/22/08). He had two kickoff returns for 64 yards in that game, including a season-best 40-yarder. He helped the Eagles finish 12th the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision in kickoff returns (22.9 per return), including two returns for 67 yards versus Northern Colorado (11/8/08). Did not participate in spring practices because of a shoulder injury that required off-season surgery.

2007: Lettered as a backup wide receiver and special teams standout. Ramos was selected as EWU's Special Teams Player of the Year after averaging 27.8 yards per kickoff return and finishing with 17 tackles. His return average ranks as the sixth-best in school history. The sophomore capped an outstanding year with an 82-yard kickoff return in the NCAA Football Subdivision Playoffs against Appalachian State (12/1/07). It was the 21st-longest kickoff return in school history and the longest non-scoring return in recorded Eastern history. He also had returns of 39 and 34 yards in that game to finish with 155 kickoff return yards (162 total all-purpose yards). Three times he was the team's special teams player of the week and twice he had the team's big hit of the week. He also caught three passes for 46 yards, including two for 33 yards and a touchdown against Montana-Western (8/31/07).

2006: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors as a special teams standout. Lettered as a backup wide receiver and special teams player. He was team special teams player of the week against Northern Colorado (10/14/06) when he finished with two tackles and versus Northern Arizona (10/28/06) when he had three. He had two catches for 26 yards and his first career touchdown in EWU's season-ending 40-6 win over Idaho State (11/11/06). His lone rush of the season was good for 20 yards versus the Bengals. He earned team offensive scout team player of the week honors once.

2005: Redshirted.

HS: Graduated from Winters HS in 2005. Earned All-State honors as a senior defensive back with 111 tackles and eight interceptions. He also earned all-section honors as a wide receiver and defensive back, and was all-league in football as a junior and senior. He also was all-section in track, qualifying for the State Championships as a junior and senior. He was all-league in track four years and once in wrestling.

Personal: Born 1/7/87 in Sacramento, Calif. Last name is pronounced "ray-muss." Technology major.

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