Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #2 RB, #33/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 2 2007: 13 GP; 9 GS; Rush: 245-1447-5.9-6; Rec: 35-295-8.4-0; Second team All-Big 10. 2006: 8 GP; 5 GS; Rush: 86-497-5.8-1; Rec: 14-96-6.9-1; KR: 4-85-21.2-0; Earned the Biggie Munn Award as the team's most inspirational player . . . Saw action in eight games, including five starts at running back (vs. Idaho, Eastern Michigan, Pittsburgh, Illinois and Penn State) . . . Led the Spartans in rushing (497 yards on 86 carries) for the second year in a row, despite missing four-plus games with a torn right MCL . . . Ranked fourth in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in rushing through four games, averaging 108.0 yards per game . . . Appeared to suffer a season-ending knee injury early in the second quarter vs. Illinois, but after four weeks of intensive rehabilitation, he returned to the lineup for the last three games...2005: 11 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 122-817-6.7-5; Rec: 19-138-7.3-0; Earned honorable mention Freshman All-America status from The Sporting News . . . Named to The Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman Team . . . Paced the ground game with 817 yards (122 carries) - the second best single-season rushing total by a true freshman in Spartan history . . . Finished eighth in the Big Ten in rushing, averaging 74.3 yards per game . . . Averaged an impressive 6.7 yards per carry and scored five TDs.
Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: RB Javon Ringer was chosen in the fifth round (No. 173 overall). It is a bit surprising in a draft without a lot of star running backs that a workhorse like Ringer would last until the bottom of the fifth round. If he comes close to his Michigan State production, he will no doubt make things uncomfortable for Chris Henry and possibly LenDale White. A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 5/173 -- Javon Ringer, RB, 5-9, 205, Michigan State...It was surprising to find Ringer on the board this late, and the Titans pounced, even though running back is not a need area immediately. Ringer will at least challenge for the No. 3 spot, and perhaps No. 2 behind Chris Johnson. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Javon Ringer News
10/26/12 - RB Javon Ringer was placed on season-ending injured reserve by the Tennessee Titans with a torn ACL.
Chris Johnson's primary backup, Ringer dealt with an infection in his arm earlier this season before suffering the knee injury during a loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He finishes the 2012 season with just two carries for 14 yards. Ringer has 486 career rushing yards.
Jamie Harper will continue as Johnson's backup. Harper has 10 carries for 12 yards (1.2-yard average) this season.
10/08/12 - RB Javon Ringer will miss four to six weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
When Ringer was carted off the field Sunday in Minnesota, the fear was that he had torn his ACL and would miss the season. Ringer, who has been Chris Johnson's primary backup, will not need surgery on the knee.
10/07/12 - RB Javon Ringer suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury against the Vikings. He had to be carted off and could be out for the season.
10/02/12 - RB Javon Ringer, who has been out with an elbow injury, saw his first action of the season Sunday in Houston.
09/20/12 - RB Javon Ringer was back at practice and a full participant after an odd elbow infection left him hospitalized for four days and out of two games.