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Former Football: Ex-Cajun Ringo makes NFL debut with Packers

Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, Sept. 12, 2016

Ex-Cajun Christian Ringo (9), drafted in the sixth round by the Green Bay Packers in 2015 and shown here in the 2014 New Orleans Bowl, made his NFL debut Sunday at Jacksonville. (Photo: ADVERTISER FILE PHOTO)

Former UL defensive lineman Christian Ringo made his regular-season NFL debut Sunday, making one solo tackle – a tackle for loss – in the Green Bay Packers’ 27-23 win at Jacksonville.

Ringo, a sixth-round draft choice in 2015, spent all of last season on Green Bay’s practice squad and did not play in any regular-season games then.

He was the only ex-Ragin’ Cajun on an NFL active roster Sunday, as defensive lineman Justin Hamilton is on Seattle’s practice squad, receiver Jamal Robinson is on Jacksonville’s practice squad and tight end Ladarius Green is on Pittsbugh’s physically unable to perform list.

The undrafted Robinson was signed to Jacksonville practice squad just last week.

Ringo, from Forest Hill High in Jackson, Mississippi, left UL tied with Jeff Mitchell as its all-time sacks leader with 21. He also set a Cajun single-season record for sacks with 11.5 in his senior season.

Athletic Network Footnote by Ed Dugas.
Click here for the story on the two water rescues by Ringo, the last one of a Green Bay Packer fan.

Click here for Christian Ringo’s Athletic Network profile.