59  Ross Estes
Ross Estes

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH

High School:
Hargrave Military

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 241

Position:
DE

Experience:
2L


Served as a reserve at defensive end in the spring of 2001 ... Worked behind Tony Brown at defensive end, and is expected to provide depth in the fall ...

2000: Lettered while playing in eight of the team's 10 games in 2000 ... Saw action as a middle linebacker in the win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Had three defensive snaps as a linebacker in the ULM game ... Was credited with one tackle and one quarterback hurry in the win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Worked as a special teams member in eight games ... Had a season high six snaps in the Tigers' win over Army at West Point ... Finished the season participating in 31 special teams plays ... Missed the final two games of the season ... Was moved from linebacker to defensive end in 1999 spring drills ... Worked behind Tony Brown last fall ... Had three tackles, a quarterback sack and a tackle for lost yardage in the annual Blue-Gray game ...

1999: Lettered during the 1999 season ... Saw action in six of the Tigers' 11 games in 1999 ... Worked as both a member of the Memphis special teams and as a linebacker ... Was credited with just one tackle last season ... Saw his first college playing time in Memphis' near upset of Tennessee ... Played on the special teams against the Vols ... Also worked on the special teams in the win over UAB ... Worked as a linebacker and special teams member in the 49-7 win over Tulane ... Was credited with his lone tackle in the Tulane victory ... Also played against Southern Miss, Army and Cincinnati ... Worked both ways in the Cincinnati win ... Appeared in two games for the Tigers in 1998 before having a leg injury ... Was granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA ... Worked as a defensive end in the spring ... Was credited with five tackles in the spring scrimmages ...

1998: Played in two games for the Tigers as a true freshman ... Played in the Houston game before being injured in the Arkansas contest ... Applied for and received a hardship medical redshirt for the 1998 season ...

Prep: A post graduate football player for Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia ... Started nine of the team's 11 games in 1997 ... Helped team to a 4-6-1 record in '97 ... Was credited with 45 tackles, five tackles for lost yardage, and one sack ... Was elected captain of the Hargrave football team ... Was the Company Commander for the post graduate cadets ... Played his prep football at Withrow High School in Cincinnati ... Played football, basketball and ran track at Withrow High ...Was an all-city and All-MCC selection in football as a senior ... Had 80 solo tackles, 50 assisted stops and three interceptions as a senior in high school ... Played football at Hargrave for coach Joe Freeland ...

Born: 6/12/77 ... Son of Gary and Sharon Estes.

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