It is a positive sign for East Carolina University football fans ahead of the 2020 season. Early Tuesday, ECU senior linebacker Aaron Ramseur posted a comeback video of sorts on […]
It is a positive sign for East Carolina University football fans ahead of the 2020 season. Early Tuesday, ECU senior linebacker Aaron Ramseur posted a comeback video of sorts on Twitter that totaled around two minutes in length.
The video, which shows various highlight clips of Ramseur throughout his career, is centered around the linebacker’s recovery from an ACL injury that ended his 2019 campaign after just eight games.
“Just excited about having a smooth comeback from last year’s season ending injury,” Ramseur wrote on Twitter. “It’s all in God’s hands!!”
Ramseur, who is coming up on the nine month post-injury mark, can be seen toward the end of the video participating in a drill to test his knee. With workouts shifting from voluntary to mandatory beginning yesterday for ECU and other Week 0 teams, it seems like Ramseur’s clearance to do football-related drills has come at a good time.
A key piece of ECU defenses for the last three years, Ramseur appeared in all but one game during his Pirate career before going down with the aforementioned injury against USF.
His 5.5 tackles for loss in 2019 tied a career-high for Ramseur, while his two sacks represent a career-best. Playing behind Bruce Bivens and others at the linebacker position, Ramseur earned a start against UCF on Oct. 19.
With the extra reps, Ramseur racked up a season-high 14 tackles, including two for a loss of yardage. His two sacks came early in the 2019 season, against Gardner-Webb and William & Mary in non-conference play.
For an injury that usually takes eight or nine months to get fully cleared from, Ramseur seems to be on track to be available during the team’s preseason camp that is set to begin toward the end of July.
That will be good news for a Pirate defense that needs all the experience and depth it can get. Starters from last year in Bruce Bivens, Xavier Smith and Gerard Stringer are all back, as is Myles Berry. For that reason, Ramseur projects to once again be in a battle for playing time, but should see plenty of it as the Pirates figure to rotate a lot of personnel in 2020.