Ross has participated in many outreach events during his time as a Knight, including the Orange County Public Schools Transition Program, Florida Children’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Ross graduated in four years with a 3.053 GPA, receiving his degree in criminal justice in May. He will pursue a master’s degree in sports leadership this fall.

Ross is a two-time member of the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. He is a member of the UCF Dean’s List, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

The team’s lone senior wide receiver, Ross continued to give great leadership to that group, even last season while sitting out the last eight games with a fractured clavicle. He played in the first 43 games of his career before that injury suffered last Sept. 27 at UTEP, earning a medical hardship waiver to return for a fifth season.