As is often the case with young athletes trying to elevate their game from the collegiate style to the pros, wide receiver Rashad Ross fought his way to land a spot on an NFL roster this summer. He signed with Buffalo Bills in June.
Ross joins a talented group of three Arizona State wideouts currently rostered in the pros - Houston’s Jaelen Strong, New England’s Devin Lucien and Baltimore’s Tim White.
The 6-foot receiver presented a threat with elite speed in the slot and paired it with a knack for returning kicks on special teams. Ross finished first in the Pac-12 in 2011 and fourth in 2012 in kickoff yards per return as a Sun Devil.
Time with ASU
2011: 18 receptions, 254 yards, one touchdown, 13 kickoff returns, 395 yards, one touchdown
2012: 37 receptions, 610 yards, six touchdowns, 15 kickoff returns, 384 yards, one touchdown
Since leaving Tempe, Ross has shifted organizations often. He went undrafted in 2013 and made practice squads with Tennessee, Kansas City, Washington and Chicago before singing another contract with Washington and making two appearances with the Redskins.
Ross has moved around since his brief time on the active roster in Washington - earning spots on both Detroit and San Francisco’s practice squads - before being released on June 1, 2017. He signed with Buffalo on June 6.
Time in the NFL
2015: Eight receptions, 184 yards, one touchdown, long of 71 yards
2016: One reception, eight yards