Ross Homan

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Ross Homan
No. 57
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-05) March 5, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth: Coldwater, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 200
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Ross Homan (born March 5, 1987) is a former American football linebacker. After playing college football for Ohio State, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was also a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early years[edit]

Homan played high school football at his hometown Coldwater High School, where he recorded more than 300 solo tackles and 182 assists, including 25 tackles for lost yardage. He also was Ohio's 2005 Division IV Player of the Year and led Coldwater to the 2005 Ohio Division IV State Championship. In his career at Coldwater, he also played running back where he recorded 2,418 yards and 40 touchdowns on 382 carries and caught 43 passes for 737 yards and nine touchdowns.

College career[edit]

During his college career he had a major impact on the defense of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He recorded 253 tackles, two forced fumble, and seven interceptions. Asked by recruiters why he had "only" 120 tackles his senior year he admitted he had played with a broken collarbone.

Professional career[edit]

Homan was selected with the 200th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.[1] He was released by the Vikings on September 3 during final roster cuts.

On September 14, 2011, he was signed to the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[2] He was released on September 18. He subsequently retired due to concussions suffered during his career.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of David and Alice Homan of Coldwater, Ohio. He is the middle of two brothers. Adam played fullback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also is the cousin of former Buckeyes Bobby and Tommy Hoying. Ross graduated from Ohio State in the spring of 2011 with a marketing degree and currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky working in medical sales.


  1. ^ "Vikings draft Ross Homan at No. 200 overall". Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Buccaneers Make Roster Moves". Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  3. ^ Lesmerises, Doug (May 15, 2012). "Concussion symptoms end football career for OSU's Andrew Sweat". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 

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