A rare three sport Captain, Al's fierce competitive nature inspired teammates and weakened his rivals. His teammates would unanimously agree that Al was the best leader they had ever played with or against. As an outside linebacker and tightend, Al was twice named to the Dual County League All-Star Team. He was instrumental in Acton Boxboro's 1968 shocking 6-0 upset of Wayland, the game that put AB on the football map. If you were a D.C.L. coach, you ran away from Ramos. His basketball exploits were extraordinary. His senior year in leading his team to the State Championship, he averaged 18 points and over 20 rebounds a game. If intimidating glares and elbows were recorded, Al would have led the state.
What ever it took to win, Al did. His performance in the double overtime victory against Ipswich in 1970's Tech Tourney at the Boston Garden will not be matched in guts, pride or leadership. After being elected Captain in baseball, Al ended a starry high school career. After being heavily recruited, he chose Boston University. Al was a three year varsity starter at BU. As an outside linebacker his sophomore year he led his team in tackles. Switching to free safety his junior and senior years he was named Second Team All-Yankee Conference and All-Yankee Conference respectively. Despite a shoulder injury that would shelve most athletes, Al started thirty straight varsity games and received three letters. He was scouted by no less than seven NFL teams. Al's memorable moments at AB include an 80 yard touchdown pass to start the Wayland game from his friend the late Barry Palmer and the AB varsity beating the BU freshmen in basketball. Al resides and works in Washington, D.C. with his wife Linda.