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#36 Brady Ross

Height 6-1
Weight 220 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Humboldt, Iowa
High School Humboldt

Hawk-Item – – Moved from linebacker to fullback prior to 2016 spring practice . . . one of four sophomores named to 2017 Leadership Group . . . one of five juniors named to 2018 Leadership Group . . . member of 2019 Leadership Group.

2019 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for fourth year . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Brett Greenwood Award . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . 2019 – – Saw action in all 13 games, with four starts . . . six rushing attempts for three yards and one touchdown, with one pass reception for four yards . . . started in 38-14 win over Miami as offense gained 213 net rushing yards and 465 yards total offense . . . two rushing attempts for three yards vs. Miami, along with one reception for four yards . . . started at fullback in 30-0 win over Rutgers, but had no statistics as offense gained 438 yards total offense . . . saw action in 18-17 win at Iowa State, recording one rushing attempt for two yards . . . started at fullback in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee as offense gained 644 yards total offense . . . first career touchdown came on one-yard run vs. MTSU . . . saw action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, but had no offensive statistics . . . recorded one solo tackle vs. PSU . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue, with two rushing attempts for no yards . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 19-10 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 387 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC, but had no statistics.

2018 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for third year . . . 2018 – – Saw action in six games, missing seven games due to injury . . . six rushing attempts for 20 yards and four receptions for 28 yards . . . started at fullback in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . one rushing attempt for four yards vs. NIU . . . saw action in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . two rushing attempts for five yards vs. ISU, along with one reception for four yards . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 545 yards . . . one rushing attempt for three yards and one reception for 10 yards vs. UNI . . . saw action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . one rushing attempt for three yards and one pass reception for 11 yards vs. the Badgers, with each touch resulting in a first down . . . saw action in 48-31 win at Minnesota as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . one rushing attempt for five yards and a first down at Minnesota, along with one tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 42-16 win at Indiana, recording one reception for three yards before leaving the game due to injury . . . did not see action in 23-0 win over Maryland due to injury . . . did not see action in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State due to injury . . . did not see action in 38-36 loss at Purdue due to injury . . . did not see action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern due to injury . . . did not see action in 63-0 win at Illinois due to injury . . . did not see action in 31-28 win over Nebraska due to injury . . . saw action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State, but had no statistics.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . 2017 – – Saw action in 24-3 win over Wyoming, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State, but had no statistics as offense gained 497 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . one pass reception for five yards vs. Minnesota . . . saw action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, but had no offensive statistics as offense gained 487 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin, but had no offensive statistics . . . recorded one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 24-15 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College . . . had no offensive stats, but recorded one solo tackle and one assist on special teams.

2016 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2016 – – Saw action in all 13 games . . . one rushing attempt for yards, one reception for six yards and two kickoff returns for 14 yards . . . saw first action of career in 45-21 win over Miami, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . not offensive stats vs. ISU, but recorded one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State, recording first career KO return for 13 yards . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Rutgers, recording first career pass reception for six yards . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle but no offensive statistics . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, but had no offensive statistics as offense rushed for 365 net rushing yards and gained 520 yards total offense . . . one KO return for one yard at Purdue . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan . . . had no offensive statistics, but recovered a fumble on special teams that led to go-ahead field goal in third quarter . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois at offense rushed for 262 yards and gained 342 yards total offense . . . recorded first rushing attempt of his career for two yards at Illinois . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #25 Nebraska, but had no statistics as offense gained 264 net rushing yards and 408 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, but had no statistics.

2015 Honors – – Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2015 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Named first-team all-district and all-state linebacker as a senior by Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association . . . selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl . . . first-team all-district and all-state by Des Moines Register as a junior running back, while earning district offensive MVP honors . . . first-team all-state linebacker as a junior by Iowa Newspaper Association . . . second team all-state linebacker by Des Moines Register as a sophomore . . . first-team all-district running back as a sophomore . . . earned team “Bad Cat” Award for three straight years . . . Career – – Three-year letterman as running back and linebacker, helping team post 22-10 record over final three years while advancing to state playoffs each season . . . team captain as a senior . . . holds school records for most 100-yard rushing games (15), most points scored (302), most touchdowns (46), career rushing attempts (512) and career rushing yards (3,068) . . . rushed for 439 yards and nine touchdowns, while collecting 47 tackles on defense, as a senior, missing several games due to injuries . . . rushed for 1,248 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior, while recording 89 tackles (54 solo) . . . rushed for 1,381 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore, while recording 105 tackles (72 solo) on defense . . . earned Radio Iowa Player of the Week honors as a sophomore after rushing 22 times for 230 yards and collecting 10 tackles in a game . . . also earned four letters in basketball and three in track.

Personal – – Born 2/20/96 . . . business major . . . parents are Becky Ross and the late Todd Ross . . . academic all-district as a junior and senior . . . four-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . attended same high school as ATH Drew Thomas . . . high school coach was Greg Thomas.