6-1/200, Alpharetta, Ga. (Buford High)
1. Ross started one game as a redshirt freshman in 2012 and earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors by passing for 342 yards and running for 62, setting a conference freshman single-game record of 404 yards total offense in a 55-33 victory over Gardner-Webb.
2. He hooked up with Niccolo Mastromatteo for a school-record 81-yard touchdown pass play and directed a 99-yard scoring drive in the Gardner-Webb game.
3. He played in seven games and led the Chanticleers to scores on 14 of 22 possessions when the team was not in victory formation.
4. After earning the starting job in the spring, he faced a challenge in the preseason from Brian Kass, who transferred as a graduate student. Kass was the starter for Wofford’s playoff team in 2012.
5. Teammate Matt Hazel, a wide receiver picked by coaches as the Big South Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, says Ross will be awarded the honor in postseason.