- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov.-elect Matt Bevin has appointed Derrick K. Ramsey, a former NFL player and the University of Kentucky’s first African-American quarterback, to be secretary of the Labor Cabinet.

The 58-year-old Ramsey previously served in state government in former Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s administration as deputy secretary of commerce. Bevin’s office said in a news release that Ramsey is returning to the public sector after seven years leading the Coppin State University athletic department.

Bevin, only the second Republican to win the Kentucky governor’s office in four decades when he was elected Nov. 3, takes office next Tuesday.

Ramsey was also previously athletic director at Kentucky State and held positions at UK.

In the NFL, Ramsey helped the Raiders win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.



Ramsey is a member of the UK Hall of Fame. His jersey was retired there in 1992.

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