Peyton Ramsey details positive attitude after losing starting job: 'I just continued to fight'
It has definitely been an interesting year for Peyton Ramsey, but he is back under center as the starter for Indiana.
Now a junior, Ramsey served as the starting quarterback for much of the 2018 season. He threw for over 2,800 yards with 19 touchdowns but also threw 13 interceptions.
During the offseason, Ramsey and Michael Penix Jr. engaged in a hard-fought competition for the starting spot. In the end, Penix won the job and has played well. Unfortunately, he missed time due to injury and is out for the rest of the season as a result, thrusting Ramsey back into the starting role.
On Friday, ESPN’s Holly Rowe shared a brief video interview with Ramsey about his unique season. He started by saying his teammates made the entire process and journey easy on him:
“My teammates made it so much easier on me to just come out every single day and try to lead this team to victory,” explained Ramsey.
Rowe went on to ask Ramsey what he is most proud of through it all. He admitted he is simply proud of his ability to keep working and keep fighting, regardless of the situation:
“I’m just proud of the fact that I’ve continued to fight every single week,” said Ramsey. “No matter if I was playing or on the bench, I just continued to fight, just continued to be that guy that guys could look to if they needed anything at all, and it’s all paid off for me.”
Here’s the entire interview from Rowe:
His coach says @IndianaFootball QB Peyton Ramsey is “Everything that is right about College Football.” After meeting him, I agree. He explains how he stayed positive after losing his starting job. He faces a tough test vs Michigan Saturday. pic.twitter.com/0TUW9XypLn
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) November 22, 2019
Ramsey’s diligence has certainly paid off. He has appeared in eight games, completing 72.7% of passes for 1,673 yards and 10 touchdowns. Ramsey has just three interceptions this season.
Now, he will try and lead the Hoosiers to an upset of Michigan. Saturday’s kickoff is set for 3:30 pm EST on ESPN.