- United States
- FL, SE, ST, TB
- Columbus, OH
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
Jersey #: 5 (1986-88), 48 (1985)
Major: Recreation Education (1988)
Weight: 188 (1988), 180 (1985-87)
1988 Media Guide: A sure-handed, speedy receiver who is OSU’s best home run threat … started the first three games of 1987 at flanker but then moved to split end … came to Ohio State as a tailback, but switched to wide receiver in the spring of his freshman year … has won two letters.
1987: The Buckeyes’ leading receiver with 29 receptions for 585 yards and five touchdowns … his 20.2 yards-per-catch average ranked second in the Big Ten … hauled in a career-high seven passes for 92 yards at Wisconsin and a week later grabbed four passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns against Iowa … had a 79-yard TD reception against Michigan State on the Buckeyes’ first play from scrimmage … seventh in the Big Ten in punt returns last year with an average of 8.3 per runback … suffered a concussion on a punt return at Purdue and missed the ensuing game with Minnesota.
1986: 15 receptions for 291 yards as a sophomore, alternating with Nate Harris at flanker … his average of 19.4 yards per reception was the highest on the team.
1986 Media Guide: Came to Ohio State as a tailback but moved to flanker to ease a manpower shortage … Buckeyes coaches believe he is a threat to go deep … has good speed and sure hands … ran a few plays at tailback in spring practice … unusually versatile.
1985: Returned punts and kickoffs but did not catch a pass … earned a letter.
1985 Media Guide: Could play wide receiver or in the secondary as well as running back … has outstanding speed and a deceptive, shifty running style … although basically an outside runner, he has surprising power … runs the 40 in 4.5.
High School: An all-state running back at Eastmoor, the same school that produced OSU’s Archie Griffin … a first-team all-Ohio halfback in 1984 … veteran Eastmoor Coach Bob Stuart calls Ross, “One of the most versatile athletes I have coached”.
Personal: One of two married players on the team … runs the 40 in 4.5 and has a deceptive running style.
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