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James  Ross

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orchard Lake, Mich.

High School:
Saint Mary's Prep

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 232

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
06/26/1994

Experience:
Sr.


08/07/2015

Kornacki: Ross Credits Hockey Background for Football Success

Kornacki: Ross Credits Hockey Background for Football Success

07/15/2015

Bolden, Ross Tabbed to Butkus Watch List

Football's Bolden, Ross Tabbed to Butkus Watch List

07/09/2015

Three Wolverines to Join Coach Harbaugh at Big Ten Media Days

Three Wolverines to Join Harbaugh at Big Ten Football Media Days

04/13/2013

Maize & Blue Holds Annual Spring Game

Football Holds Annual Spring Game

01/21/2013

2012 Michigan Football Roster

2012 Michigan Football Roster

08/24/2014

Countdown to Kickoff - Day 6

With less than a week to go before the season opener against Appalachian State, Countdown to Kickoff catches up with linebacker James Ross III, who was the team's second-leading tackler in 2013.

08/20/2013

Countdown to Kickoff - Day 11

Countdown to Kickoff interviews linebacker James Ross III, who talks about the transition from freshman year to sophomore, understanding the defensive scheme, Saturday's scrimmage under the lights, and the new crop of rookies.

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

CAREER HIGHS

• Tackles:
13 - Northwestern, 2013

• TFLs:
1.0 - 9x (last: Ohio State, 2014)

• Sacks:
1.0 - Northwestern, 2013

• FR:
1 - Minnesota, 2013

• FF:
1 - Penn State, 2013

At Michigan

• Three-year letterman
• Has appeared in 37 games, making 18 starts at linebacker.

Junior (2014)
• Earned third varsity letter
• Appeared in 12 games, making seven starts
• Recorded 32 tackles, 19 solos and three TFLs

OHIO STATE (Nov. 29)
• Posted four tackles, including one TFL

NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 8)
• Tallied five tackles

INDIANA (Nov. 1)
• Recorded four tackles

MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 25)
• Posted five tackles

PENN STATE (Oct. 11)
• Recorded one TFL

UTAH (Sept. 20)
• Posted one TFL

APPALACHIAN STATE (Aug. 30)
• Tied for team lead with six tackles.

Sophomore (2013)
• Earned second varsity letter
• Appeared in 12 games at linebacker, making nine starts
• Also contributed on special teams
• Recorded 85 tackles, including 5.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery

KANSAS STATE (Dec. 28)
• Tallied four tackles, including 0.5 for a loss, and one forced fumble

NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 16)
• Made a career-high 13 tackles, including nine solo stops to go along with one TFL, the first full sack of his career

NEBRASKA (Nov. 9)
• Tallied eight tackles and one TFL

INDIANA (Oct. 19)
• Recorded eight stops

PENN STATE (Oct. 12)
• Registered a team-high 10 tackles, including one for-a-loss, and forced a fumble

MINNESOTA (Oct. 5)
• Tallied nine tackles and a fumble recovery

AKRON (Sept. 14)
• Made 10 tackles, including one for a loss and recorded a pass breakup

NOTRE DAME (Sept. 7)
• Recorded six tackles and first career pass breakup.

Freshman (2012)
• ESPN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team
• BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team
• Earned first varsity letter
• Appeared in 13 games at linebacker, making two starts
• Has appeared in 13 games a special teams contributor

IOWA (Nov. 17)
• Started at linebacker
• Led team with career-high 12 tackles, including nine solo stops

ILLINOIS (Oct. 13)
• Recorded three tackles, including 1.0 TFL

MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15)
• Made first career start at linebacker
• Posted three tackles and one tackle for loss

AIR FORCE (Sept. 8)
• Recorded four tackles

ALABAMA (Sept. 1)
• Made career debut as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor; tallied two tackles and 0.5 TFLs
• Earned Meyer Morton spring award for player who showed the greatest development.

Prep
• Attended Saint Mary's Preparatory School (2012) coached by George Porritt
• Helped his team win the Michigan Division III state title as a senior

Key Statistics
• Amassed 151 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one touchdown reception as a senior
• Recorded 103 tackles, five sacks, five forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and an interception as a sophomore

Honors and Rankings
• Named to the U.S. Army All-American game as a senior
• Named to RivalsHigh 2011 All-American team
• Named to the Detroit News Blue Chip List as a senior
• Named to the 2011 Detroit Free Press Dream Team.

Personal
• James Ross was born on June 26, 1994
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in Afro-american and African studies.

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