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Profiles in Terpage: Brandon Ross

After a breakout season, Brandon Ross is looking to continue his success in his junior season, which could help Maryland in their quest to make an immediate statement in the Big Ten.

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Brandon Ross, Junior, Running Back, #45


Height: 5'10"

Weight: 210

Twitter: None that we could find

Collegiate Stats: 251 carries, 1,166 yards, 5 touchdowns

High School Stats (Senior Year): 1,172 yards, 12 touchdowns

Rivals Ranking: 2-star

Who Maryland beat: None listed by Rivals

High School: Charter School of Wilmington, DE

Hometown: Wilmington, DE

High School Highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

Brandon Ross was a three-year starter at the Charter School of Wilmington, gaining national recognition of his talents. In his senior year alone, Ross eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing and hit the double-digit mark in rushing touchdowns with 12. Even with the impressive stats, Ross wasn't sought after by national title contenders, and decided to go to the University of Maryland and hasn't looked back since. The Delaware product has taken the reigns as the starting running back, and the rest is history.

Profiling the entire team

In his first eligible season, Ross got sparing carries in a crowded Maryland backfield which possessed local talents such as Wes Brown and Albert Reid. It wasn't until his redshirt sophomore season where Ross got his chance to shine, and that is exactly what Ross did. In his 176 carries, Ross ran for 776 yards and four touchdowns. Ross flashed his play-making ability, even for a running back his size. Ross took both passes and carries for long gains and had a knack for finding openings while showing his power as a runner.


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Career Highlight:

Ross took a simple screen pass from Caleb Rowe and took it 77 yards showing athleticism and burst some may have not thought he had.

Dream Season:

Ross takes his carries and turns it into a 1,000 yard season for the Terps. He becomes a nice complement to the passing game with his ability to catch passes out of the backfield and run downhill.

2014 Prospectus:

With Wes Brown returning to College Park, Ross faced some competition heading into his junior season. The expectation is for Ross to get the majority of the reps at runningback with Brown and Reid getting carries out of the backfield as well. With the crowded backfield, Ross will have a tough time eclipsing 1,000 yards, but he should see a healthy dose of carries to get close to what he achieved last season.

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