Nathan Ross Profile
2013: Named a preseason All-American by USA College Football … He was also picked for the Preseason RMAC All-Conference Team … Ross has started 32 times in his career and played in 34 consecutive games … He is climbing the CSC record books and could have a magical senior season … Entering the 2013 campaign, he has 133 receptions, the sixth most in school history, 1,771 receiving yards (ninth most) and 17 receiving TDs (fifth most) … He needs 56 receptions to break Cory Brooks’ record of 188 … He is 1,170 yards shy of Brooks’ record of 2,941 receiving yards … Finally, he needs six TDs to top the 22 Jay Rhoades and Brooks recorded … He’s made at least one reception in 33 of 34 career games.
2012: A big-play receiver who was the Eagles’ top wideout for the third-straight season and continued his steady improvement as one of the top receivers in Division II … He had 54 receptions for 805 yards and scored a team-high 10 touchdowns … He had 24 plays that went for at least 20 yards, including an 84-yard reception against Black Hills State … He eclipsed 100 yards receiving three times … He had at least one reception in every game, including a season-high seven for 143 yards and two TDs against Colorado Mesa … “He brings great energy to everything he does,” Long noted. “He tries to win at each aspect of the game and he’s a big part of the offense.” … Named to the All-Nebraska D-II First Team and the All-RMAC Third Team … He’s also a valuable kick returner, averaging 23.8 yards a return … He averaged 97.8 all-purpose yards a game and is at 79.1 yards for his career.
2011: He was the Eagles’ leading receiver for the second straight season, finishing with 45 receptions that resulted in 511 yards and two touchdowns … He opened the season with a bang … He had 12 catches for 120 yards in the opener at the University of Mary and followed that with a monster game against Angelo State … Against the Rams, he had five catches for 159 yards and a TD … He also returned a kickoff for a 94-yard touchdown … Although his numbers went down once defense’s started focusing on him, he remained consistent and recorded a catch in every game he played in … He had three of the Eagles’ four-longest plays of the season - all went for over 50 yards – and he had 15 plays of over 20 yards … He was named to the RMAC All-Conference Third Team and was All-Nebraska honorable mention.
2010: Had a sterling redshirt freshman season, leading the team with 455 yards receiving and tying for the team lead with five touchdowns … He started 10 of 11 games and was consistent, making at least two catches in 10 games … His best day came against Adams State when he had 83 yards on four receptions, including a career long 63-yarder.
2009: Redshirted during his first season at CSC.
High School: Led Mount Carmel with 40 tackles in 2008 ... Also ran for 169 yards and a touchdown ... Returned 11 kicks for 313 yards in addition to his duties as a defensive back … Was named the sophomore of the year.
Personal: A sports and recreation education major … Son of Heather Ross and Jerry Garret … Has eight brothers and sisters … Born April 28.