|Date of birth:||September 22, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Denver, Colorado|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight:||201 lb (91 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
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Cory Ross (born September 22, 1982) is a former American football, Canadian football and indoor football running back. He is now the Head Coach of the Omaha Beef of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). He most recently played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Nebraska.
Ross played college football at Nebraska, where he earned the nickname "Porkchop" because he was significantly heavy for his small stature, weighing more than fellow I-backs who were all at least 5 inches taller. His 2,743 rushing yards ranked ninth on the teams all time list. He majored in sociology.
Ross signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 12, 2006. In his rookie season he played in four games. With the injury to B.J. Sams during the 2006 NFL season, Ross became the kick returner for the Baltimore Ravens. He made his NFL debut on December 10 at the Kansas City Chiefs.
In the Ravens' 2007 season finale, Ross rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was released prior to the 2008 season.
Sacramento Mountain Lions
After spending the 2008 season out of football, Ross was signed by the California Redwoods of the United Football League on August 18, 2009. For the 2010 season, the Redwoods have relocated to Sacramento and were renamed the Sacramento Mountain Lions.
He was named the 2010 UFL Offensive Season MVP.
- "United Football League Signs 31 Players to California Redwoods' Roster". 2009-08-20.
- http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4403730 Eskimos Add Depth at Running Back
- "Beef name former Husker Ross new head coach". Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE: Berkshire Hathaway). January 7, 2015. p. 6C. Retrieved May 10, 2015.