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Southpaw Slinger: Armwood’s 2021 QB Cam’ron Ransom is True Talent Under Center

Seffner, January 6, 2019- Second-year sophomore quarterback Cam’ron Ransom has brought some stellar value to the table in the Hawk’s road to riches, despite coming up short against the same Miami program these past two consecutive FHSAA State Title runs. Regardless, the fact of the matter is, he’s got another two left on his football resume to culminate before even thinking of slowing down and thinking back to the early-faced adversity. Let’s take a BCP inside look into this grateful athlete’s time at Armwood and the benchmarks he’s achieved in the blue and black thus far.   

Armwood had quite the eventful offensive season this year, with 514 points for and only allowing 172 points, they showed little mercy to opponents as only three teams of eighty-one in Class 6A had more points for (Crestview 618 PF, Central 532 PF, Navarre 525 PF). Cam’ron was responsible for a big chunk of those scoreboard points as the starting signal caller and it speaks volumes to his prompt tenacity.   

His short and mid-range throws were effortlessly precise, and his long balls proved very effective as well, whether it be fading off his back foot or stepping up with all force into the pocket, his game truly exhilarating to watch. Ransom can whip the seams off the pigskin, even when flushed out on his lefty rollout. His quick release and tight, poised throws allow ample amounts of time for his receivers to cover real estate after the catch. Can’t forget about the mobile presence he possesses- you’re going to need more than an arm tackle to take down his slick bursts of quickness, dipping and dodging traffic with his 6’3” 205-pound build.

In 14 games played, Cam’ron has thrown for 1,724 yards on 109 completions of 197 attempts, 123.1 YPG, averaging 15.8 yards per completion, with a 74-yard long ball, 25 passing TD’s, 412 rushing yards on 104 carries collecting 7 TD’s with his feet, and a cumulative QBR of 113.7. His best game arguably came in a 35-22 win against Crestview, where he totaled 227 yards, going 8 for 16, with a long-ball of 74, a QBR of 109.4 and 4 passing TD’s with 1 pic. Another impressive stat cushion came in a matchup with Brandon, where he blew them out winning 56-0; he put up 105 yards on 6 of 7 attempts, with a .857 completion percentage, tallying 2 end zone finds and a QBR of 165.2! 

This 2018 season, (mentioned above) Ransom more than quadrupled his freshmen passing yard stat-line of 454 passing yards, completing 20 of 46 attempts, a 77-yard long-ball, averaging 22 .7 yards per completion with a QBR of 74.0, throwing 3 touchdowns and the same amount of interceptions. His contributions were widely-spread on the gridiron for the Hawks in his first year, also racking up 4 receptions for 33 yards, 296 rush yards on 51 carries, averaging 5.8 yards per carry with a long-rush of 65 and recorded 3 rushing TD’s. Defensively, he tallied 6 solo and 7 total tackles with 2.0 TFL’s, 1 sack for a 13-yard loss and a fumble recovery! 

Already above and beyond national averages in just his second season, this upcoming junior gunslinger is on the cusp of producing some head-turning numbers and after this minor 2018 hiccup, I have a feeling he won’t be settling for anything less than another shot at the title.

Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor