Honors & Awards
A three-year letterman for Nebraska from 1991 to 1993, the Norfolk Catholic High School graduate played a major role in the Huskers winning Big Eight titles all three seasons.
Ramaekers started all 11 regular-season games and the Orange Bowl as a senior and produced 48 total tackles, including 17 solos from his tackle spot. He notched four tackles for 17 yards lost, including two sacks for 15 yards. He added 19 quarterback hurries and caused one fumble in his final season. For his career, Ramaekers recorded 92 total tackles, including 27 solos, with five tackles for loss (19 yards) and two sacks (15 yards). He added 25 quarterback hurries and caused two fumbles while recovering one.
He was chosen for induction into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
He totaled nine tackles, including three solos on the year, with season highs of three tackles each against Utah and Oklahoma State. He appeared in the Orange Bowl against Florida State but did not record any tackles.
Off the field, Ramaekers earned a 1992 Region IV Academic Adversity Achievement Award presented by the National Association for Athletic Academic Advisors, for his improved status in the classroom.
Ramaekers came off the bench with a solid six-tackle performance at Colorado on Nov. 2, and started the final three games, getting five tackles at Kansas, a career-high seven vs. Iowa State and six in the finale against Oklahoma.
For the season, Ramaekers started six games at left defensive tackle and had 35 tackles, one fumble caused and recovered and six quarterback hurries. He played in the 1992 Orange Bowl against Miami and had two assisted tackles. He also earned a spot on the Phillips 66 Big Eight Academic Honor Roll as a human development major.
Ramaekers was enrolled at Nebraska part time as a student in 1988, but did not compete athletically.
Before Nebraska (Norfolk Catholic High School)
Ramaekers' Career Statistics
1992 Orange Bowl vs. Miami: Tackles, 0 UT, 2 AT, 2 TT