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11   Gerard Ross
Gerard Ross

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL

High School:
Trinity Christian

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 198

Position:
CB


Senior Year (2005): Started the first four games of the season at cornerback...played in the next four but was slowed by a knee injury and missed the final five games of the season...totaled 16 tackles (12 solo) on the year with three pass break-ups...totaled a career-high six tackles at Virginia and had five stops at Boston College (all solo)...played in a total of 43 games in his FSU career...earned the award for most improved defensive back as voted on by the coaching staff following spring practice in 2005.

Junior Year (2004): Played in 11 of Florida State's 12 games including the Seminoles' victory over West Virginia in the Gator Bowl...the back-up cornerback to All-ACC second-team selection Bryant McFadden at the left cornerback spot during most of the season...also gained a great deal of playing time and experience on special teams...best statistical game of the season came against West Virginia as he was credited with a tackle and the first fumble recovery of his career in the bowl game victory.

Sophomore Year (2003): Played in all 13 games including Florida State's game against Miami in the Orange Bowl...tied had two total tackles and recorded his first career pass break-up...had solo tackles in Florida State's victories over Duke and Maryland in consecutive weeks...had a passs break-up against Maryland in Florida State's victory at home.

Freshman Year (2002): Played in 11 of Florida State's 14 games with most of his playing time coming on special teams...recorded two tackles, with one each coming in Seminole victories over Georgia Tech and North Carolina...first career tackle came in Florida State's victory over the Yellow Jackets...earned playing time for the first time in the Seminoles' victory over Virginia at home...played in each of the final nine games of the season after playing in only two of the first five.

2001: Redshirted.

High School: Graduated from Trinity Christian High School in Jacksonville in 2001...an outstanding athlete who played exceedingly well both offensively and defensively...named to the PrepStar Magazine All-America team in 2000...a Super-16 Combo All-American by USA Today newspaper...the Player of the Year by the Jacksonville Quarterback Club and the Florida Times Union his senior season...recorded eight interceptions, 71 tackles, two quarterback sacks and six knockdown blocks from his safety position...passed for over 1,700 yards and 29 touchdowns as a quarterback during his junior season...also rushed for over 900 yards and scored 11 rushing touchdowns from the quarterback position...named to the All-Southern Team by the Orlando Sentinel...named to Max Emfinger's Nifty 150 nationally...BoarderWars.com and Rivals.com selected him among their top 100 national prospects...a member of the Florida Times Union's Super 75...a Super-Southern selection by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution...clocked at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash and recorded a 37-inch vertical jump...selected Florida State over Georgia, Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn, Alabama and Miami.

Personal: Born December 27, 1982....majoring in sport management...cousin of Lamar Lewis, a sophomore running back for the Seminoles...was married over the summer.

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