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Rocky Ross

Rocky Ross

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla

High School:
Bolles School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 209

Position:
Wide Receiver

CAREER: A prominent player on offense and special teams for the Knights, Ross was named honorable mention All-Conference USA by the league's head coaches in 2006ESPN The Magazine Academic-All-District First Team in 2007 and 2009 and an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in 2009...Finished his career with 157 catches totaling 1,984 yards and eight touchdowns...The 157 catches rank seventh in school history while the 1,984 yards rank 10th.

SENIOR SEASON (2009): One of UCF's top wide receivers, making 10 starts...Played in 11 games, making 41 catches for 461 yards and three touchdowns... A team captain...Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team and the Conference USA All-Academic Team with a 3.88 GPA...Made a reception in all 11 games he played in...Caught the ball six times vs. Marshall (Nov. 1) for 76 yards with a touchdown and also vs. UAB (Nov. 28), gaining 41 yards...Collected a season high of 85 yards vs. Samford (Sept. 5)...Posted touchdowns at Southern Miss (Sept. 12), vs. Miami (Oct. 17) and vs. Marshall (Nov. 1)...Second on the team with nine punt returns for 110 yards.

MEDICAL REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON (2008): Third on the team in receiving yards (180) and fourth on the team in receptions (13) despite breaking his collar bone and having season-ending surgery after game four vs. UTEP (Sept. 27) ... Hauled in eight catches for 90 yards as well as the game-tying score vs. USF (Sept. 6).

JUNIOR SEASON (2007): Registered at least two receptions in all 14 games of the campaign ... Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine All-District 3 Academic First Team and the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society ... Had three catches for a team-high 51 yards in the season-opening win over NC State (Sept. 1) ... His 21-yard reception late in the second quarter helped set up a field goal and was the longest gain by a Knight receiver in the opener ... Posted two catches for 31 yards against No. 6 Texas (Sept. 15) ... Caught four passes for 59 yards in a win over Memphis (Sept. 22) ... Paced the UCF receivers with six catches for 83 yards vs. Louisiana (Sept. 29) ... Collected 39 yards on three receptions at East Carolina (Oct. 6) ... Had two receptions for 13 yards at USF (Oct. 13) ... Amassed 39 yards on five catches in a win over Tulsa (Oct. 20) ... Led UCF with four receptions at Southern Miss (Oct. 28), completing the victory with 40 yards receiving ... Had two receptions for 32 yards in the win over Marshall (Nov. 3) ... Racked up three receptions for 21 yards at UAB (Nov. 10), including a 4-yard TD catch in the fourth quarter ... Posted a game-high 92 receiving yards off four receptions at SMU (Nov. 17), including a 53-yard catch from Kyle Israel in the win ... Had a team-high seven receptions for 68 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown catch, against UTEP (Nov. 24) ... Surpassed the 100-career reception mark in the C-USA Championship Game (Dec. 1) after leading the team with 63 receiving yards on three catches ... Made two catches for 27 yards, including a 17-yard reception in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006): Named honorable mention All-Conference USA by the league's head coaches in 2006 ... Led all returning receivers with 36 catches and 531 yards in 2006 - totals that ranked second on the team ... Started six games, including the final five of the campaign ... Finished the season with 19 catches in the final three games after hauling in 17 catches in the first nine games combined ... Had back-to-back 100-yard receiving games against Memphis (135) and Tulane (124), which were the first two of his career ... His 135 yards against Memphis (Nov. 11) were a career-high ... Also set a career-high with nine catches against Tulane (Nov. 18) ... Scored the first two touchdowns of his career against Rice (Oct. 21) ... His 55-yard catch against the Owls was a season-long play for the UCF offense.

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2005): True freshman who appeared in all 13 games, including three as a starter ... Team's fourth leading receiver with 17 receptions for 154 yards ... Three receptions for 13 yards in collegiate debut at South Carolina (Sept. 1) ... One reception for 18 yards in the Marshall win (Sept. 24) ... 18-yard catch came on a third-and-16 conversion ... Two receptions for 25 yards at Louisiana-Lafayette (Oct. 1) ... One catch for 11 yards in the Tulane victory (Oct. 21) ... Three catches for 21 yards in the Houston win (Nov. 5) ... Three receptions for 22 yards in the winning effort vs. Rice (Nov. 19).

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state honoree at The Bolles School in Jacksonville ... Coached by Florida's all-time winningest coach, Corky Rogers ... Named to the NFL Global Junior Championship game ... Four-year letterwinner between Episcopal High School (Fr., So.) and The Bolles School (Jr., Sr.) ... Outstanding all-around athlete who lettered in basketball and track ... Set season and career receiving marks at EHS with 80 receptions for 1,400 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Recorded 143 receptions for 1,863 yards and 20 touchdowns during his career at Bolles ... Part of a state runner-up team and a state championship club at Bolles ... Averaged more than 20 yards per reception his senior season ... Excelled on kickoff and punt returns ... Florida Times-Union All-First Coast ... Super 24 team for southeast Georgia and northeast Florida ... State of Florida Super 75 team ... Collegiate Sports America all-southeast regional selection ... Regional qualifier for the long jump in track ... Conference and district champion in the 200 meters ... Member of the school record 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams.

PERSONAL: Ross is the son of Scott and Virginia Ross ... Earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and is working on a master's in sports and fitness.

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