Dominique Ross

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Dominique Ross
No. 36
Position: Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-01-12) January 12, 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Jacksonville (FL) Raines
College: Valdosta State
Undrafted: 1995
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Dominique Ross (born January 12, 1972 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys who he won Super Bowl XXX with, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Valdosta State University.

Early years[edit]

Ross attended William M. Raines High School, where he played running back and became one of the top recruits in the state of Florida.[1]

In 1989, he accepted a scholarship from Florida State University.[2] He didn't play in his first year because of failing to meet the requirements of Proposition 48 and left the school in 1990.[3]

In 1992, he transferred to Division II Valdosta State University where he was coached by Hal Mumme and was named the starting fullback. He was a three-years starter and led the team in rushing every season. He posted 734 yards in 1992, 1,030 yards in 1993 and 1,473 yards in 1994. He led the team in scoring in 1992 and 1993.

Ross finished his college career with school records for career rushing yards (3,237), career touchdowns (36), single-season rushing yards (1,473 yards), single-season rushing attempts (256) and longest run (93 yards).

In 2016, he was inducted into the Valdosta State Athletic Hall of Fame.[4] He was also named to the Valdosta State team of the decade in the 1990s.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On April 25, 1995, he was signed as a undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys.[5] He was waived on August 22 and signed to the practice squad.[6] He was a part of the Super Bowl XXX winning team. He was released on August 25, 1996 and was later re-signed.[7]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On March 11, 1997, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[8] He was released to make room for rookie running back Warrick Dunn on July 25, after he ended his contract holdout.[9]

Jacksonville Tomcats (AF2)[edit]

In 2002, he signed with the Jacksonville Tomcats of the Arena Football League 2.[10][11] He played until the team folded in 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FSU Wins State Battle For Recruits". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "National Signing Day Analyst Rates Seminoles` Class Best In The Nation". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Identical Twins Proving Double Trouble On Defense". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Valdosta State Formally Inducts 2016 Hall of Fame Class". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Jags, Dolphins, Redskins To Give Bucs Practice Fodder". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Tomcats build around First Coast players". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Newcomers lead third-year Tomcats". Retrieved May 4, 2016.