24  Brandon Ross
Brandon Ross

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tuskegee, Ala.

High School:
Auburn HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
1L


09/21/2013

Memphis Postgame Notes vs Arkansas State

Game 3 - vs Arkansas State - September 21, 2013 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.

2008: Played in eight of 13 games as a running back...Was originally expected to redshirt as a true freshman, but was called into action with several injuries to Tiger backs...Was one of eight true freshmen to log game time in 2008...Finished the season third on the team in rush attempts with 58, and second in yards with 296...Scored two TDs on the ground in eight games...Averaged 5.1 yards per carry...Also caught four passes for 55 yards...UAB: Made his collegiate debut in the second quarter and rushed for eight yards on his first attempt...Finished with 46 yards on six attempts for a 7.7 average per carry...Rushed for 38 yards on five attempts with a long of 19 in a Memphis scoring drive in the fourth quarter...Louisville: Rushed for 28 yards on three attempts with a 9.3 average per carry...Also had his first reception for a gain of 10 yards and a first down...Had long rushes of 14 and 15 yards...East Carolina: Made six rushes for 30 yards...Averaged 5.0 yards per carry...Southern Miss: Rushed two times for 11 yards...Had a 10-yard carry in the fourth quarter...SMU: Rushed for 111 yards on a team high 22 carries with a touchdown...Became the first true freshman since DeAngelo Williams in 2002 to hit the century rushing mark...Rushed for 74 of his 111 yards in the second half...Combined with Curtis Steele to become the Tigers' first 100-yard duo since 2005...Scored his first career touchdown toward the end of the first quarter on a 10-yard run...Seven of his 22 rush attempts were for first downs...Had a career high 26-yard run in the fourth quarter on a third down...Made three third down conversions and ran for a first down on fourth-and-one in the third quarter that led to a touchdown...UCF: Recorded a career high 31 yards receiving on two catches...Had a career long 27-yard catch in the fourth quarter on fourth down...Made two rushes for two yards...Tulane: Rushed for 57 yards on 10 carries with his second career touchdown...Scored on a one-yard rush in the fourth quarter...Five of his 10 carries were for first downs or a touchdown...Had a game high 24-yard run in the second quarter, allowing Memphis to score on the next play...USF: Logged 11 yards on seven carries in the bowl game...Caught a 14-yard pass from Arkelon Hall in the second quarter on 2nd-and-9 to move the Tigers into the redzone...Memphis scored a TD on the drive.

Prep: Played for coach Tim Carter at Auburn High...Helped his 2007 squad reach the state class 6A playoffs...Tallied 1,275 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior...Rushed 21 times for 197 yards and two TDs in a 35-21 win over Phenix Central High...Had 119 yards in just the first half of that game and sealed the win with a 53-yard touchdown run...Also logged a 59-yard TD run against Central...Registered a season-high 90-yard touchdown run versus Wetumpka High...Rolled off a 27-yard scoring run to help AHS defeat Region I runners-up Theodore High...Transferred from Booker T. Washington High in Tuskegee, Ala., prior to his junior season.

Personal: Brandon Ross is the son of Syderia Ross...Born March 21, 1989, in Tuskegee, Ala.

2008 GAME HIGHS Rushes: 22 (at SMU) Rush Yards: 111 (at SMU) Long Run: 26 (at SMU) Rushing Touchdown: 1 (2 games; last vs. Tulane) Receptions: 2 (vs. UCF) Receiving Yards: 31 (vs. UCF) Long Reception: 27 (vs. UCF)

ROSS' CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG 2008 8/0 58 296 5.1 2 26

ROSS' 2008 GAME-BY-GAME Rushing Opponent NO YDS AVG TDS LG 10/2/08 UAB 6 46 7.7 0 19 10/10/08 L'ville 3 28 9.3 0 15 10/18/08 ECU 6 30 5.0 0 8 10/25/08 USM 2 11 10.5 0 10 11/8/08 SMU 22 111 5.0 1 26 11/22/08 UCF 2 2 1.0 0 3 11/29/08 Tulane 10 57 5.7 1 24 12/20/08 USF 7 11 1.6 0 6

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