|No. 39 – Jacksonville Sharks|
|Born:||December 29, 1983|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||Huntsville (Huntsville, Texas)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Career Arena statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
Derrick Lewis Ross (born December 29, 1983) is an American football/arena football running back for the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League (NAL). He played one season with the Kansas City Chiefs (2006). Ross played college football at Blinn College and Tarleton State University.
Ross started his college football career at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. As a sophomore in 2003, Ross was named First Team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference, as well the conference Offensive MVP. After graduating from Blinn, Ross transferred to Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where he had received a football scholarship. In his first game with the Texans, Ross ran for a then-school record 261 yards on just 20 carries.
Kansas City Chiefs
Ross played for the Kansas City Chiefs as a backup fullback for the 2006 season. He played in seven games, gaining three yards.
Montreal Alouettes And Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Ross spent two years in the CFL With the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes as a backup halfback and special teamer.
San Angelo Stampede Express
Ross spent a year in the Indoor Football League for the San Angelo Stampede Express, where he was awarded Rookie of the Year
Ross kicked off his AFL career with a one-year contract for the Dallas Vigilantes.
In 2012, Ross and quarterback Dan Raudabaugh were brought to the Soul, with Ross being signed to a three-year deal. Following the 2013 season, Ross was named 1st Team All-Arena for the third consecutive season. also in the same year Ross broke the AFL's leagues all-time rushing record,a record previously held by Bo Kelly, During the Soul's June 7, 2014 game, Ross passed Barry Wagner as the AFL's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns.
Los Angeles KISS
Las Vegas Outlaws
On March 15, 2015, Ross was traded to the Jacksonville Sharks in exchange for Undra Hendrix, Jomo Wilson and Nyere Aumaitre. Ross was assigned to the Sharks on October 22, 2015 on a 2-year contract.
- Tom Waddill (August 9, 2012). "Former Huntsville standout Derrick Ross plays for 'that ringgggg' tonight in New Orleans". www.itemonline.com. The Huntsville Item. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
- "2003 SWJCFC All-Conference Team". www.scout.com. Microsoft. November 12, 2003. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
- Mike Whitson (June 26, 2010). "SAN ANGELO STAMPEDE: Opportunity knocked". www.gosanangelo.com. Scripps Newspaper Group. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
- "Ross puts on clinic as Texans beat NMHU". www.yourstephenvilletx.com. Stephenville Empire-Tribune. August 26, 2004. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
- "Record-setting Ross returning to Soul". The Morning Call. 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
- Vaughn Johnson (August 8, 2013). "Derrick Ross, Tiger Jones among five more Soul players named to 2013 All-Arena team". www.philly.com. Interstate General Media, LLC. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
- Vaughn Johnson (June 8, 2014). "Derrick Ross makes history, but Soul collapse during loss to Storm". www.philly.com. Interstate General Media, LLC. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
- Ryan Venezia (February 20, 2015). "Soul trade FB Ross for LB Bell". www.philly.com. Interstate General Media, LLC. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
- "The Boss to Mow Down Sharks' Opponents Through 2017". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.