Derrick Ross

For the National Football League cornerback, see Derek Ross

Derrick Ross
Personal information
Born: (1983-12-29) December 29, 1983 (age 37)
Huntsville, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Huntsville (Huntsville, Texas)
College:Tarleton State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:7
Rushing attempts:3
Rushing yards:8
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Rushing yards:2,836
Rushing TDs:175
Receiving yards:559
Receiving TDs:13
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at

Derrick Lewis Ross (born December 29, 1983) is an American football/arena football running back for the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League (NAL). He played one season with the Kansas City Chiefs (2006). Ross played college football at Blinn College and Tarleton State University.

Early lifeEdit

Ross attended Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Texas.[1] Ross began his high school career as a defensive end before switching to running back.[1]

College careerEdit

Ross started his college football career at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. As a sophomore in 2003, Ross was named First Team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference, as well the conference Offensive MVP.[2] After graduating from Blinn, Ross transferred to Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where he had received a football scholarship.[3] In his first game with the Texans, Ross ran for a then-school record 261 yards on just 20 carries.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Ross played for the Kansas City Chiefs as a backup fullback for the 2006 season. He played in seven games, gaining three yards.

Cologne CenturionsEdit

Ross spent a year in Cologne, Germany on the roster of the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe, where he was awarded Co-Offensive MVP alongside J. T. O'Sullivan.

Montreal Alouettes And Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

Ross spent two years in the CFL With the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes as a backup halfback and special teamer.

San Angelo Stampede ExpressEdit

Ross spent a year in the Indoor Football League for the San Angelo Stampede Express, where he was awarded Rookie of the Year

Dallas VigilantesEdit

Ross kicked off his AFL career with a one-year contract for the Dallas Vigilantes.

Philadelphia SoulEdit

In 2012, Ross and quarterback Dan Raudabaugh were brought to the Soul, with Ross being signed to a three-year deal.[5] Following the 2013 season, Ross was named 1st Team All-Arena for the third consecutive season.[6] also in the same year Ross broke the AFL's leagues all-time rushing record,a record previously held by Bo Kelly, During the Soul's June 7, 2014 game, Ross passed Barry Wagner as the AFL's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns.[7]

Los Angeles KISSEdit

On February 20, 2015, Ross was traded to the Los Angeles KISS in exchange for Beau Bell.[8]

Las Vegas OutlawsEdit

On March 11, 2015, Ross was traded to the Las Vegas Outlaws, along with Lacoltan Bester, for Donovan Morgan.

Jacksonville SharksEdit

On March 15, 2015, Ross was traded to the Jacksonville Sharks in exchange for Undra Hendrix, Jomo Wilson and Nyere Aumaitre. Ross was assigned to the Sharks on October 22, 2015 on a 2-year contract.[9]


  1. ^ a b Tom Waddill (August 9, 2012). "Former Huntsville standout Derrick Ross plays for 'that ringgggg' tonight in New Orleans". The Huntsville Item. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "2003 SWJCFC All-Conference Team". Microsoft. November 12, 2003. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Mike Whitson (June 26, 2010). "SAN ANGELO STAMPEDE: Opportunity knocked". Scripps Newspaper Group. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "Ross puts on clinic as Texans beat NMHU". Stephenville Empire-Tribune. August 26, 2004. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  5. ^ "Record-setting Ross returning to Soul". The Morning Call. 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  6. ^ Vaughn Johnson (August 8, 2013). "Derrick Ross, Tiger Jones among five more Soul players named to 2013 All-Arena team". Interstate General Media, LLC. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  7. ^ Vaughn Johnson (June 8, 2014). "Derrick Ross makes history, but Soul collapse during loss to Storm". Interstate General Media, LLC. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  8. ^ Ryan Venezia (February 20, 2015). "Soul trade FB Ross for LB Bell". Interstate General Media, LLC. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  9. ^ "The Boss to Mow Down Sharks' Opponents Through 2017". OurSports Central. October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.

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