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Ramses Barden
No. 13     New York Giants
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: January 1, 1986 (1986-01-01) (age 24)
Place of birth: Altadena, California
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College: Cal Poly-SLO
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85
Debuted in 2009 for the New York Giants
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements
Stats at NFL.com

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.

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Early years

Barden played high school football at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada Flintridge, California. The three-time all-league selection caught 41 passes for 915 yards and 4 touchdowns as a senior, while also playing free safety. As well as playing football, Barden averaged 17 points per game in basketball and competed also in volleyball and track and field. He was also named small schools High School Athlete of the Year, while being pursued by UPenn, Stanford University, San Diego, and Cal Poly-SLO. Barden ultimately signed with the Mustangs.

Collegiate career

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Freshman season

Barden arrived at Cal Poly-SLO in 2004, but redshirted his true freshman season. In 2005 as a redshirt-freshman, Barden led the Mustangs with 40 passes for 655 yards and 9 touchdowns en route to being named a first-team All-Great West Conference selection. In the game against Southern Utah, Barden caught a career-high 9 receptions, while blocking two field goal attempts in games against South Dakota State and North Dakota State.

Sophomore season

As a sophomore in 2006, Barden again led Cal Poly-SLO with 42 passes for 824 yards and 5 touchdowns while being named a first-team All-Great West selection for the second-straight season. In the September matchup against Sacramento State, Barden earned Great West Conference Player of the Week honors with his 9 reception, 200 yard and 2 touchdown performance. In the following game against San Jose State, he had 7 catches for 110 yards and a score. Barden's 824 receiving yards placed 11th on the all-time school single-season list, while he was named a College Sporting All-American.

Junior season

As a junior in 2007, Barden made the All-Great West First Team and was named the Great West Co-Offensive Player of the Year. He had 57 receptions for 1467 yards and 18 touchdowns. In a 48-28 win over Idaho State he had 10 catches, 268 yards, and 3 touchdowns.

Senior season

Barden matched his junior year mark of 18 touchdowns and improved his reception totals with 67. He had 1,257 yards receiving. Barden finished his Cal Poly-SLO career with 206 receptions, 4,203yards, and 50 touchdowns. In his last game at Cal Poly-SLO had 108 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 49-35 loss to Weber State in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

Collegiate Statistics

Year Team G GS Rec Yards AVG TD
2005 CP 13 13 40 655 16.4 9
2006 CP 11 11 42 824 19.6 5
2007 CP 11 11 57 1,467 25.7 18
2008 CP 11 11 67 1,257 18.8 18
Tot. CP 46 46 206 4,203 20.4 50

Professional career

Pre-draft

At the NFL Combine, Barden measured in at 6'6" tall and 225 pounds, and recorded scores during the tests that showed speed and explosive ability that had not been seen before in a player of his size. These scores included being timed at 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 17 reps on the bench press, a 33.5" vertical jump, and a 9' 10" broad jump.[1]

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New York Giants

Barden was selected by the New York Giants in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

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