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#3 Jeremy Ross
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 213
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Laguna Creek HS
Experience: 2 Letters


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AFTER CAL: Played in the NFLPA Game, formerly the Texas vs. The Nation Game, catching two passes for 10 yards for the winning Texas squad ... participated at Cal's Pro Day on March 9, 2011 and posted a 4.39 mark in the 40-yard dash that was the best mark of the day and would been tied for third at the 2011 NFL Combine, which he was not invited to ... also put up a time of 4.15 in the 20-yard shuttle and had a vertical jump of 39 inches at Cal's Pro Day.

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Finished his career second on Cal's all-time punt return average list with an average of 15.2 yards per return (31 returns, 471 yards, one TD), behind only the 16.7 posted by DeSean Jackson (2005-07) ... totaled 2,287 all-purpose yards (201 rushing, 764 receiving, 471 punt return, 851 kick return), with an average of 53.2 yards per contest ... played in 43 games with 14 starts, recording 57 catches for 764 yards (13.4 ypr) and three touchdowns ... also contributed 42 kick returns for 851 yards (20.3 avg) as well as 25 rushes for 201 yards (8.0 ypr) and two scores ... even added a 30-yard touchdown completion to Nyan Boateng in his only career passing attempt ... had at least one catch in 15 consecutive games, spanning the final 11 contests of his junior season and the first four of his senior campaign ... a tremendous athlete who registered top all-time marks in multiple strength and conditioning activities among Cal receivers, including the power clean (352 pounds), bench press (350 pounds, tied for the school's top mark at his position), squat (500 pounds) and vertical jump (37.5 inches).

2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Led Cal in punt return average, while ranking third in the Pac-10 and 18th nationally, bringing back 22 punts for a career-high 279 yards and an average of 12.7 yards per return ... second on the club in kick return average (11 returns, 238 yards, 21.6 ypr) ... contributed 818 all-purpose yards (91 rushing, 210 receiving, 279 punt return, 238 kick return) to rank fourth on the team and 22nd in the Pac-10, with a career-high average of 81.80 all-purpose yards per contest ... played in 10 games and made two starts (at Arizona, at Washington State) but missed the final two contests of his career with an injury ... added 18 receptions for 210 yards and nine rushes for 91 yards that included the first two rushing touchdowns of his career ... posted a season-high 140 all-purpose yards against Arizona State, with a career-high-tying three catches for 44 yards including a season-long 32-yard reception, one rush for 19 yards that was the first rushing score of his career, and four punt returns for a season-high 77 yards ... also posted triple-digit all-purpose yardage games at Arizona (127 yards - 7 rushing, 17 receiving, 71 kick return, 32 punt return) and at Nevada (105 yards - 12 rushing, 12 receiving, season-high 81 kick return on a season-high four returns) ... other notable performances came at Washington State (career-high-tying 3 receptions, season-high 45 receiving yards; 1 rush, 27 yards, TD; 2 punt returns, 15 yards); vs. USC (2 receptions, 33 yards); vs. UC Davis (2 receptions, 18 yards; 3 punt returns, 55 yards, season-long 37-yard return), vs. UCLA (2 receptions, 19 yards; 1 kick return, 19 yards; career and Pac-10 season-high-tying 6 punt returns, 51 yards) and vs. Oregon (1 rush, 1 yard; 2 receptions, 14 yards; 3 kick returns, 67 yards; 1 punt return, 8 yards) ... captured the Henry J. "Tiny" Bates Memorial Award annually given by the Cal Grid Club of Sacramento to a senior on the Cal football team from the Sacramento Valley region ... selected as a second-team preseason All-Pac-10 punt returner by Phil Steele and a third-team choice of Athlon ... Steele also listed him as the nation's No. 5 draft-eligible punt returner ... a preseason favorite for the College Football Performance Awards Punt Returner Trophy.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Third on the team with a career-high 860 all-purpose yards (48 rushing, 344 receiving, 192 punt return, 276 kick return) and 18th in the Pac-10 with an average of 66.15 all-purpose yards per game ... played in 13 contests with seven starts ... fourth on the squad with a career-high 344 receiving yards, as well as tied for fifth with 22 receptions for an average of 15.6 yards per catch that ranked second on the team ... added one touchdown catch in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah ... ranked second on the squad with 14 kick returns for 276 yards, including a career-long 54-yarder against Washington State ... added team-leading totals of nine punt returns for 192 yards to post an average of 21.3 yards per return that would have led the Pac-10 and broken a single-season Cal school record had he met the league's minimum standard of recording one punt return per team game played ... had a career-long 76-yard TD on a punt return against Washington State that was the third-longest of the season in the Pac-10 and the only Cal punt return for a touchdown in 2009 ... added six rushes for 48 yards on the season ... registered at least one catch in 12 of his 13 games, including each of his final 11 ... posted the most productive contest of his career against Washington State when he exploded for a career-high 228 all-purpose yards (second-most by a Cal player in 2009 behind Shane Vereen's 230 at UCLA) with 61 receiving yards (1 catch), 75 kick return yards (2 returns) and 92 punt return yards (3 returns), picking up 191 of his all-purpose yards on three plays with a 76-yard TD punt return, a career-long 61-yard catch and a 54-yard kick return ... the punt return and catch were both the longest by a Cal player in 2009, while the kick return was the second-longest behind tailback Isi Sofele's 65-yard return in the regular-season finale at Washington ... named a Punt Returner Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for his effort against Washington State ... had a career-best 73 receiving yards on a career-high-tying three receptions at Minnesota, including two key catches of 35 and 31 yards from quarterback Kevin Riley on an eight-play, 72-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter that broke a 21-21 tie and put Cal in front to stay ... tied his career-high with three receptions on four different occasions, including three consecutive games at Minnesota, at Oregon (eight yards) and vs. USC (28 yards), and then at Arizona State when he totaled 67 receiving yards including a 56-yard grab that set up Cal's first touchdown in an eventual 23-21 win ... added two rushes for a season-high 24 yards with a season-long rush of 24 yards against USC ... had a 46-yard punt return on his only attempt against Arizona ... recorded career-bests of five kick returns and 110 kick return yards (fifth-most by a Cal player in 2009) in the Big Game at Stanford.

2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Finished with 609 all-purpose yards (62 rushing, 210 receiving, 337 kick return) and also completed a 30-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Nyan Boateng in the second quarter of the Oregon State game, after taking a lateral from quarterback Kevin Riley ... played in all 13 games and started five at wide receiver, including the season opener vs. Michigan State and four of the last five contests ... registered 17 catches for 210 yards and two of his three career touchdown receptions ... had career-highs with 17 kick returns (also a team high) and 337 kick return yards (second behind Jahvid Best's 421 kick return yards) ... second on the squad and 10th in the Pac-10 with kick return average of 19.8 ... posted a season-long 47-yard kick return against UCLA ... Cal's fourth-leading rusher with 10 carries for 62 yards and had a career-long 41-yard gain in the Big Game vs. Stanford to spark a third-quarter touchdown drive ... caught a career-high-tying three balls on three occasions at Arizona (season-high 56 receiving yards), vs. UCLA (44 yards) and at Oregon State (30 yards), with season-long-tying receptions of 29 yards vs. both the Wildcats and the Bruins ... led the Bears in all-purpose yards for four consecutive games, notching a season-high 141 at Arizona, 123 vs. UCLA, 119 vs. Oregon and 61 at USC ... had his most productive game of the season returning kicks at Arizona when he brought a season-high-tying four back for a season-high 85 yards, while also returning four for 81 yards vs. Oregon and three for 79 yards vs. UCLA ... credited with one tackle during the team's 24-17 Emerald Bowl win over Miami, Fla.

2007 (Game-By-Game Stats): Saw action in seven games all off the bench primarily on special teams ... did not record any stats other than participation.

2006: Redshirted ... shared Scout Team Player of the Year honors on offense.

HIGH SCHOOL: A threat in both the running and receiving games ... an All-Regional pick by Prepstar, a third-team All-State selection and the Delta League MVP as a senior when he ran for 964 yards on 99 carries and also caught 45 passes that covered 718 yards ... ran the 100 and 200-meter dash in track and field ... played in the Optimist Game in Sacramento following his prep career.

PERSONAL: Full name is Jeremy Spencer Ross ... born March 16, 1988 ... parents are Jordan and Tangerine Ross ... clocked the fastest 40-yard dash time (4.39) at the Stanford Nike Combine in May of 2005, which was also the fastest time by a California prep receiver that year ... featured in an entertaining "Cal Cribs" video on CalBears.com ... received his bachelor's degree from Cal in Social Welfare in May of 2011.

ROSS' CAREER GAME HIGHS
Receptions: 3 (nine times, last at Washington State, 2010)
Receiving Yards: 73 (at Minnesota, 2009)
Receiving TDs: 1 (three times, last Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah, 2009)
Long Reception: 61 (vs. Washington State, 2009)
Rushes: 2 (six times, last vs. UCLA, 2010)
Rushing Yards: 43 (at Stanford, 2008)
Rushing TDs: 1 (twice, last at Washington State, 2010)
Long Rush: 41 (at Stanford, 2008)
Punt Returns: 6 (vs. UCLA, 2010)
Punt Return Yards: 92 (vs. Washington State, 2009)
Punt Return TDs: 1 (vs. Washington State, 2009)
Long Punt Return: 76TD (vs. Washington State, 2009)
Kick Returns: 5 (at Stanford, 2009)
Kick Return Yards: 110 (at Stanford, 2009)
Long Kick Return: 54 (vs. Washington State, 2009)
Pass Completions: 1 (at Oregon State, 2008)
Pass Attempts: 1 (at Oregon State, 2008)
Passing Yards: 30 (at Oregon State, 2008)
Passing TDs: 1 (at Oregon State, 2008)
Long Pass: 30TD (at Oregon State, 2008)
All Purpose Yards: 228 (vs. Washington State, 2009)
Tackles: 1 (Emerald Bowl vs. Miami, Fla., 2008)
Points: 6 (six times, last at Washington State, 2010)

LAST UPDATED: August 4, 2011

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