Josh Ross
Josh  Ross

Class:
Freshman

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 221

Position:
LB


Joshua Ross
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-2
Weight: 221
Hometown (High School): Southfield, Mich. (St. Mary's)
Twitter Handle: @Joshua_Ross05

Prep
• Attended St. Mary's High School (2017) coached by George Porritt
• Helped lead team to three straight MHSAA DIII state championships from 2014-16

Key Statistics
• Recorded 136 tackles (78 solo), 19 TFLs, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception as a senior
• Registered 110 solo tackles, 173 total tackles, 22 TFLs, nine forced fumbles, eight sacks and three interceptions as a junior
• Recorded 123 tackles as a sophomore

Honors and Rankings
• 247.com four-star prospect, rated as the No. 214player nationally and the No. 9 ILB prospect
• Rivals four-star prospect, rated as the No. 15 OLB prospect and the No. 3 player in Michigan
• ESPN four-star prospect, ranked as the No. 236 overall player nationally and No. 15 at OLB
• PrepStar four-star recruit and ranked No. 242 nationally
• Four-time MaxPreps All-American (second team senior; first team junior; second team sophomore; second team freshman)
• Named the USA Today Defensive Player of the Year for Michigan in 2016 and named to the All-USA Michigan first team
• Played in the inaugural Polynesian Bowl on Jan. 22, 2017
• 2015 AP Player of the Year for Michigan Division 3-4
• 2016 MLive Detroit Defensive Player of the Year
• 2016 MLive Detroit Defensive Dream Team member
• 2015 and 2016 Detroit News All-State Dream Team
• PrepStar Top 350 All-American selection
• Attended the 2016 The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon

Personal
• Josh Ross was born Oct. 31, 1999
• Brother James played for Michigan from 2012-15 and currently plays for the San Diego Chargers

Coach Chris Partridge on Josh Ross
"I had the privilege of coaching Josh's older brother (James) for the bowl game two years ago, and the Ross family is just a great family. Josh is a great kid. He's physical, he's tough, and he's hard-nosed. He is one of those guys you think about when you think Michigan football and the level of physicality we play with here. He is going to be a middle linebacker for us. We are glad we are continuing the Ross family legacy and that he is following in his brother's footsteps."

Coach Don Brown on Josh Ross
"Josh is a tremendous fundamental linebacker. He is also an excellent blitzer. He is an aggressive player and a great tackler, and his fundamentals are off the charts. Josh plays with tremendous passion at the linebacker position, and with his brother having played here he obviously has the right blood lines. He can play either of the inside two positions, so he has position flexibility."


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