#9 Santos Ramirez

DB | Sr | 6-2 | 204 | Shreveport, La. | Evangel Christian Academy

2017 (JUNIOR): A hard hitting-safety who was voted a team captain … Finished third on the team and first among defensive backs in tackles (63) … Tied or led the team in tackles in two games … Led the team and tied for fourth in the SEC in forced fumbles (3) … Tied for the team lead in pass breakups (8) … Broke up multiple passes in two games … One of only three players in the FBS in 2017 to record at least 60 tackles, an interception, eight pass breakups and three fumbles forced … Recorded eight or more tackles five times … Enters his senior season with five career fumbles forced, the most by an Arkansas player since Tenarius Wright’s five from 2008-12 … vs. No. 23 TCU (Sept. 9): Showcased his ball-hawking abilities as he racked up a then-career high eight total tackles, picked off one pass, forced a fumble and also broke up a pass … vs. New Mexico State (Sept. 30): Recorded a team-high tying five tackles (all solo), including 1.0 for loss, a forced fumble and two pass breakups … at South Carolina (Oct. 7): Matched his then career-high in tackles (8) at South Carolina to eclipse 100 for his career … at Ole Miss (Oct. 28): Finished the day with a career-high in tackles (10) … Forced and recovered a key fumble and broke up a pass in the thrilling 38-37 win …  Made one of the biggest plays of the season when he chased down a receiver and plucked the ball loose at Arkansas’ 30-yard line with 8 minutes and 30 seconds remaining in the second quarter and Arkansas trailing 31-7 to set up a Razorback touchdown on the following drive.

2016 (SOPHOMORE): Started seven of 12 games played … Totaled 43 tackles (30 solo) and returned one interception 24 yards for a touchdown … Forced two fumbles and broke up two passes … Tallied a tackle in 10 of 12 games played and made five or more stops six times … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): Matched a career high and tied for the team lead in tackles (7) in the start at strong safety … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Started at strong safety and recorded five solo stops … Helped shut out TCU in the first half and hold the Horned Frogs to only a touchdown through the first three quarters … vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (Sept. 24): Made his fourth straight start at strong safety … Collected five tackles and caused Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk to fumble a punt return on the game-opening drive … His forced fumble led to the Razorbacks’ first TD two plays later and less than three minutes into the game … vs. No. 12 Ole Miss (Oct. 15): Delivered a huge hit on Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly that forced a fumble out of bounds during a fourth-down scramble late in the fourth quarter to secure the victory … Finished with four tackles and a pass breakup … vs. No. 11 Florida (Nov. 5): Returned an interception 24 yards for the opening touchdown … Helped hold the Gators to 241 yards of total offense, including a season-low 12 yards rushing on 14 carries.

2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Started 3 of 12 games played … Totaled 35 tackles and one interception … 22 of 35 tackles were solo stops … Recorded a tackle in 11 of 12 contests … vs. No. 14 Texas A&M (Sept. 26): Made the first start of his career … Had three tackles and broke up two passes … at Tennessee (Oct. 3): Tallied a career-high seven tackles, all solo, in his second career start … at No. 8 Alabama (Oct. 10): Earned his third straight start … Recorded his first career interception with 2:26 left in the first half, which set up a Razorback touchdown three plays later.

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted as a true freshman … Earned the special teams scout team award.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Earned a scouting grade of 88 and ranked as the No. 28 prospect from Louisiana and the No. 49 safety in the nation by 247Sports … Rivals ranked him 26th in Louisiana and the No. 50 cornerback in the country … Named first-team all-state, first-team all-district and first-team all-city as a senior after making 88 tackles and 10 interceptions and helping Evangel Christian to a 10-2 record that included an undefeated season in district play … The Eagles won the District 1-3A championship and advanced to the Division II state semifinals … As a junior, he made 76 tackles, four interceptions and 10 pass breakups and was a first-team all-state selection … In his sophomore year he recorded 33 tackles and grabbed two interceptions … Also played basketball and ran track … Coached by Byron Dawson … Chose Arkansas over offers from LSU, Baylor, Memphis, Southern Miss and Air Force.

PERSONAL: Born on April 22, 1996 … Son of Lakenyo Louis … Recreation and sport management major … 2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree.

2018 Game-By-Game

Eastern Illinois
at Colorado State
North Texas
at Auburn
vs. Texas A&M
Ole Miss
at Mississippi State
at Missouri

2017 Game-By-Game

Florida A&M1/12020.0-00.0-000-00-000
vs. Texas A&M1/10110.0-00.0-000-00-001
New Mexico State1/15051.0-20.0-010-00-002
at South Carolina1/15380.0-00.0-000-00-000
at Alabama1/13250.0-00.0-000-00-000
at Ole Miss1/146100.0-00.0-011-00-001
Coastal Carolina1/12131.0-20.0-000-00-002
at LSU1/10880.0-00.0-000-00-000
Mississippi State1/11120.0-00.0-000-00-000

2016 Game-By-Game

LA TECH1/14370.0-00.0-000-00-000
at TCU1/15050.0-00.0-000-00-001
TEXAS ST.1/11120.0-00.0-000-00-000
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at AU1/14260.0-00.0-000-00-000
at MSU1/00110.0-00.0-000-00-000
at MIZZ1/00000.0-00.0-000-00-000
vs. VT1/02350.0-00.0-000-00-000

2015 Game-By-Game

vs TAMU1/12130.0-00.0-000-00-002
at TEN1/17070.0-00.0-000-00-000
at ALA1/13140.0-00.0-000-01-1800
at MISS1/03140.0-00.0-000-00-001
at LSU1/00000.0-00.0-000-00-000
vs K-STATE1/01230.0-00.0-000-00-000