Jeremy Ross

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Jeremy Ross
No. 12     Detroit Lions
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-16) March 16, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Laguna Creek (CA)
College: California
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2012 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active Roster
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2013
Receptions6
Receiving yards67
Receiving Touchdowns1
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Ross celebrating a punt return for a touchdown in the snow.
Jeremy Ross
No. 12     Detroit Lions
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-16) March 16, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Laguna Creek (CA)
College: California
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2012 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active Roster
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2013
Receptions6
Receiving yards67
Receiving Touchdowns1
Stats at NFL.com

Jeremy Spencer Ross (born March 16, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at California.

Ross has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

Ross was released by the Green Bay Packers on September 23, 2013. He committed a crucial fumble on a kickoff in the first quarter of the previous day's game which led to a Bengals touchdown.

Ross, who played in eight regular-season games for the Packers over the past two seasons, averaged 17.9 yards on nine kickoff returns, 20.5 yards on six punt returns and made one catch for 8 yards.

Ross also committed a crucial muff on a punt return in a playoff-game loss to the 49ers on January 12, 2013. That mistake led to a San Francisco touchdown.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Jeremy Ross was signed off the Detroit Lions practice squad on October 19, 2013, following an injury to wide receiver Nate Burleson.

Since signing, he has played a role as a slot receiver and kick returner. He contributed to the Lions' 40-10 Thanksgiving Day victory over his former team, the Green Bay Packers, on November 28, 2013. In that game, he scored his first career NFL touchdown on a 5-yard pass from Matthew Stafford, and he had one run for 24 yards to pick up a first down.[1]

Since signing off the practice squad he has recorded 5 receptions for 59 yards and 1 TD, 1 run for 24 yards, 8 punt returns for 159 yards, and 10 kickoff returns for 335 yards.

During a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 8, 2013, Ross scored touchdowns on both a punt return and a kickoff return. This made him the first Lions player to do so since Eddie Payton did it on December 17, 1977.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Detroit Lions destroy Green Bay Packers in a Motown Turkey Day showdown Associated Press wire reports, retrieved from nfl.com on 2 December 2013.
  2. ^ Katzenstein, Josh. "Lions vs. Eagles updates: Philadelphia rolls to win with 34 second-half points". The Detroit News. The Detroit News. Retrieved 9 December 2013.