Ben Ross (Australian rules footballer)
|Full name||Ben Ross|
|Date of birth||21 September 1988|
|Original team||Gippsland Power|
|Draft||3rd overall, 2007|
|Height/Weight||179cm / 74 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Ben Ross (born 21 September 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Football Club and the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League. He was rookie listed by Hawthorn in the 2014 AFL rookie draft after previously playing for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League between 2007 and 2011.
He was a first round draft pick, number 3 overall, in the 2007 AFL Pre-season Draft. Ross made an immediate impact breaking into the senior team for the round 4 win against Melbourne in 2007. He continued to play in other games during the season to pick up a career high 21 possessions and a goal against Port Adelaide, before his year was cut short by injury. He played 9 out of 19 games in 2009.
Ross was delisted by North Melbourne at the end of 2011 after playing 14 games over four injury-interrupted seasons 
He continued to play for Werribee in the Victorian Football League (VFL), winning the 2012 J. J. Liston Trophy as the best player in the league. He had a delayed start to the 2013 season because he went overseas for travel purposes hence he missed most of the pre-season training.
He was selected by Hawthorn in the 2014 rookie draft. Ross will provide the Hawks with an immediate source of midfield depth, he is also be capable of playing at half-forward or half-back. He was picked to make his debut for the Hawks against Carlton in Round 13, 2014 after being elevated off the rookie list because of long term injury to Jed Anderson.
- Five players delisted
- Jenkinson, Lance (3 Sep 2012). "VFL: Werribee Tigers midfielder Ben Ross claims JJ Liston Trophy".
- "100 games for Ross". 16 August 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
- Ben Ross's profile on the official website of the Hawthorn Football Club
- Ben Ross's statistics from AFL Tables