Justyn Ross
Justyn Ross.jpg
No. 8 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1999-12-15) December 15, 1999 (age 22)
Phenix City, Alabama
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Central
(Phenix City, Alabama)
College:Clemson (2018–2021)
Undrafted:2022
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards

Justyn Ross (born December 15, 1999) is an American football wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson.

Early years

Ross attended Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama. As a senior, he had 37 receptions for 730 yards and 13 touchdowns. Ross was a four-star recruit ranked as the number 45 national recruit and the number 7 wide receiver in the nation receiving offers from several Division I colleges such as Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, and Duke. He committed to Clemson University to play college football.[1][2]

College career

As a freshman at Clemson in 2018, Ross had 46 receptions for 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns. In the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship against Alabama he had six receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown.[3][4] As a sophomore in 2019, Ross finished with 865 receiving yards on 66 receptions with 8 touchdowns. Ross missed the entire 2020 season due to a congenital fusion condition of his neck and spine that required surgery. He was granted a medical redshirt after his surgery. As a redshirt junior in 2021, Ross finished with a team high of 524 receiving yards on 47 receptions and 3 touchdowns in 10 games. Ross finished his career at Clemson ranking 5th all-time in career receiving touchdowns with 20. On January 6, 2022, Ross announced that he would forgo his senior year, and enter the NFL Draft.

Statistics

College football statistics[5]
Season Team Class Receiving
Rec Yds Avg TD
2018 Clemson FR 46 1000 21.7 9
2019 Clemson SO 66 865 13.1 8
2020 Clemson JR 0 0 0 0
2021 Clemson JR 47 524 11.1 3
Career 159 2389 15.0 20

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+58 in
(1.92 m)
205 lb
(93 kg)
32+18 in
(0.82 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.64 s 1.76 s 2.72 s 31.5 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
11 reps
Source:[6][7]

Ross was not selected during the 2022 NFL Draft.[8] He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2022.[9]

References

  1. ^ Connolly, Matt (June 12, 2018). "He picked Clemson over Alabama. Then he had 'grown adults on Twitter cussing me out'". The State. McClatchy. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Crepea, James (February 7, 2018). "State's top recruit Justyn Ross announces college decision". AL.com. Advance Publications. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Vaccaro, Mike (January 8, 2019). "Receiver that got away makes Alabama and Nick Saban pay". New York Post. News Corp. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Hill, Jordan D. (January 7, 2019). "Central alum Justyn Ross shines in Clemson's title game victory". Opelika-Auburn News. Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Justyn Ross". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Justyn Ross Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  7. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Justyn Ross, Clemson NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  8. ^ "Former first-round prospect Justyn Ross goes undrafted, hopes for one chance". May 2022.
  9. ^ McMullen, Matt (May 7, 2022). "Here's a Look at the Chiefs' Undrafted Free Agent Class". Chiefs.com.