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#56 Isaiah Ross
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 270
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greenbelt, Md.
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt HS
Experience: 2 Letters
A smart, athletic defensive lineman who has a strong lower body and good leverage ... has played in 22 career games with one start ... has battled injuries ... had a promising true freshman season (2009) cut short with a knee injury ... a regular in the defensive line rotation in 2010 ... missed all but one game in 2011 with a knee injury ... expected for battle for time at defensive end in the fall.

As a Junior (2011): Made his first-career start at defensive end in the season opener against Miami (9/5) ... had two tackles, including 1.0 tackles for loss, before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

As a Sophomore (2010): Played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive lineman ... ranked tied for third on the team in sacks (2.5) ... posted 4.5 tackles for loss on the season which ranked 10th on the team, but second among non-starters ... recovered the first fumble of his career vs. Morgan State (9/11) ... posted career highs in tackles (7) and solo stops (4) vs. West Virginia (9/18) ... had three tackles vs. FIU (9/25) ... posted four tackles, including his first-career sack, vs. Miami (11/6) ... posted a sack for a loss of 2 yards vs. FSU (11/20) ... had two tackles, including one for a loss, vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29).

As a Freshman (2009): Played in eight games as a reserve defensive lineman ... did not play in the opener vs. Cal (9/5), but saw action in the next eight games ... had a season-best two tackles, including 1/2 TFL, vs. Virginia (10/17) ... injured his right knee vs. NC State (11/7) and missed the final three games.

At Eleanor Roosevelt High School: Highly-ranked defensive lineman ... ranked No. 30 in SuperPrep's Mid-Atlantic 54 ... rated the 67th-best inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals ... rated the 76th-best middle linebacker nationally by Scout.com ... played on the Raiders' defensive line, recording 80 tackles, including 12.5 sacks, and two interceptions in 2008 ... also caught two passes for 15 yards ... helped lead the Raiders to a 10-1 record in 2008 ... named 2008 Prince George's County Player of the Year ... named first team All-Met by the Washington Post in 2008 ... a 2007 honorable mention All-Met choice ... also plays basketball ... also considered Illinois, Buffalo, NC State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Syracuse ... coached by Tom Green.

Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. ... enjoys playing pickup basketball and working out in his spare time ... lists E.J. Henderson as his favorite all-time Terp ... a family science major.

Ross' Career Statistics
DefenseG-GSUTATTTTFLSacksFCFRPBUInt

2009 8-02460.5-00.0-01010-0

2010 13-01116274.5-182.5-130100-0

2011 1-12021.0-50.0-01010-0

Total22-11520356.0-232.5-131110-0

Career Highs
Tackles - 7 (vs. WVU, 9/18/10)
Solo Tackles - 4 (vs. WVU, 9/18/10)
TFL - 1.0 (three times: vs. East Carolina, 12/29/10; vs. FSU, 11/20/10; vs. Miami, 11/6/10)
Sacks - 1.0 (twice times: vs. FSU, 11/20/10; vs. Miami, 11/6/10)
PBU - 1 (vs. Duke, 10/24/09)
Forced Fumbles - 1 (vs. NC State, 11/7/09)
Recovered Fumbles - 1 (vs. Morgan State, 9/11/10)


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