|Kentucky Secretary of Labor|
Assumed office |
December 8, 2015
|Kentucky Deputy Secretary of Commerce|
December 23, 1956|
|Alma mater||University of Kentucky|
|Known for||Professional athlete|
Derrick 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.
|No. 84, 88|
|NFL draft||1978 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136|
|1978–83||Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders|
|1983–85||New England Patriots|
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.
- "Derrick Ramsey to head Labor Cabinet under Bevin". Associated Press State Wire. December 2, 2015.
- ukathletics.com - Kentucky Football History and Records Archived July 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Derrick Ramsey". BigBlueHistory.net. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
- "Coppin State Athletic Department". 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2015-03-30.