Rashad Ross

Rashad Ross

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Ross with the Washington Redskins in 2015
No. 19Washington Redskins
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-02) February 2, 1990
Place of birth: Vallejo, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Vallejo (CA)
College: Arizona State
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Receptions: 8
Receiving yards: 184
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Total return yards: 790
Total return touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Rashad Ahmad Ross (born February 2, 1990) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona State University and went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Tennessee Titans

After going unselected in the 2013 NFL Draft, Ross was signed by the Tennessee Titans on April 30, 2013.[1] After being released for final roster cuts, the Titans signed him to their practice squad.[2]

Kansas City Chiefs

On November 12, 2013, Ross signed to the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs.[3][4] The Chiefs released him on May 12, 2014.[5]

Washington Redskins

Ross signed with the Washington Redskins on May 23, 2014.[6] The Redskins waived Ross on August 26, 2014.[7]

Chicago Bears

Ross signed with the practice squad of the Chicago Bears on September 1, 2014.[8] He was released on September 30.[9]

Second stint with Redskins

Ross signed with the practice squad of the Washington Redskins on October 15, 2014.[10] Ross was terminated from the practice squad on November 17, 2014, but was re-signed on December 8.[11] He signed a futures contract on December 29.[12]

After working out with fellow receiver, DeSean Jackson, during the 2015 offseason, Ross had an outstanding preseason performance.[13] After all four preseason games, Ross recorded 25 receptions for 266 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, leading the league in all three categories.[14] After final roster cuts, Ross remained on the active 53-man roster as a reserve receiver.[15]

He became the team's kickoff returner in Week 3 with fellow receiver Jamison Crowder as a punt returner.[16] Quickly into action against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football, Ross recorded his first two career receptions, as well as his first touchdown off of a 101-yard kick return.[17][18] In Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles he had a 43-yard reception in the third quarter. He recovered a punt blocked by Jeron Johnson in the endzone against the New York Jets in Week 6, scoring his second career touchdown.[19][20] In the last game of the regular season against the Dallas Cowboys, Ross recorded a 71-yard touchdown from backup quarterback Colt McCoy, the first receiving touchdown of his career.[21]


  1. Crowley, Kerry (April 30, 2013). "Rashad Ross Signs on With Tennessee". HouseOfSparky.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  2. Titans practice squad additions
  3. Chiefs Sign WR Rashad Ross to Practice Squad
  4. Conner, Matt (November 12, 2013). "Chiefs sign wide receiver Rashad Ross". ArrowHeadPride.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  5. Paylor, Terez (May 12, 2014). "Chiefs release fullback Eric Kettani, receiver Rashad Ross". KansasCity.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  6. Jones, Mike (May 23, 2014). "Redskins sign top pick OLB Trent Murphy". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  7. Redskins Trim Roster To Required 75 Players
  8. Mayer, Larry (September 1, 2014). "Bears sign 10 to practice squad". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
  9. Wright, Michael C. (September 30, 2014). "Bears promote Chris Williams, waive Rashad Ross". ESPN. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  10. "10/15: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. October 15, 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-18.
  11. "Redskins Sign Rashad Ross To Practice Squad". Redskins.com. December 8, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-08.
  12. Jones, Mike (December 29, 2014). "Redskins sign eight players to futures contracts". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-12-29.
  13. Keim, John (September 3, 2015). "Redskins WR Rashad Ross makes strong case for roster spot". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  14. Czarda, Stephen (September 4, 2015). "Rashad Ross, Jackson Jeffcoat Finish Preseason With League Highs". Redskins.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  15. Czarda, Stephen (September 5, 2015). "Rashad Ross 'Blessed' To Make Roster". Redskins.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  16. Tesfatsion, Master (September 19, 2015). "Redskins' Rashad Ross ready for expanded role". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  17. "Redskins-Giants Friday Stats Pack". Redskins.com. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  18. Gulizia, Anthony (September 25, 2015). "Rashad Ross kick return a bright spot for Redskins' special teams". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  19. Walker, Andrew (October 18, 2015). "Redskins Fall To Jets, 34-20". Redskins.com. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  20. "Redskins-Jets Monday Stats Pack". Redskins.com. October 19, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  21. Czarda, Stephen (January 3, 2016). "Young Trio Of Receivers Ball Out Against Cowboys". Redskins.com. Retrieved January 10, 2016.

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