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71   Brian Ross
Brian Ross

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Raleigh, NC

High School:
Enloe

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290

Position:
C


At Florida State: Redshirt senior who missed all of last year after breaking his leg in the spring...practiced with the Seminoles during the spring of 2004, switching from defensive tackle to center...listed third on the depth chart, behind starter David Castillo and sophomore John Frady...named "Most Dependable" Defensive Lineman and "Top Non-Scholarship Player on Defense" two years ago.

Junior Year (2003): Missed the entire season after breaking his leg in the spring.

Sophomore Year (2002): Backed up veteran Darnell Dockett at the defensive tackle position...saw action in six games...recorded one tackle on four separate occasions -- against Iowa State, Duke, Wake Forest and North Caro-lina... recorded the first sack of his career against Wake Forest. Freshman Year

(2001): Played in three games after walking on at FSU...saw action against Duke, Wake Forest and Florida...totaled six tackles on the season...registered a career-high four tackles in his best outing against Wake Forest...had a pair of tackles in the opener at Duke.

2000: Redshirted.

High School: A two-year all-conference selection in three sports at Enloe (football, wrestling and track)...was a two-way starter for three years as both a defensive tackle and a center ...finished No. 2 in the state in the shot put and No. 4 in the discus as a senior...ranked No. 4 in North Carolina as a wrestler in the heavyweight class...named male athlete of the year at Enloe as a senior...a North Carolina High School Athletics Association Scholarship recipient...turned down offers to play at several instate schools to walk-on at Florida State.

Personal: A criminology major...born January 9, 1982... father, Curtis Ross, played college basketball at Fayetteville (NC) State.

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