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Cleveland's Ross named GEICO Rookie of the Year

Monday August 15, 2016

 Marvin Ross Becomes First Gladiator to Win the Award

LAS VEGAS (August 15, 2016) – The Arena Football League Office announced today that Cleveland Gladiators defensive back Marvin Ross has been named GEICO Rookie of the Year.

Ross (5-11, 180, Florida A&M) had a spectacular rookie debut tallying 84.5 total tackles, 24 pass-break ups, 30 passes defended, two forced fumbles, and six interceptions. Ross returned the six interceptions for 97 yards and three touchdowns; tying him for first in interceptions returned for touchdowns on the season. The second consecutive defensive back to be named AFL Rookie of the Year, Ross is now the fourth defensive player in AFL history to win the award. Ross is the first Cleveland Gladiator to be named Rookie of the Year.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
YEAR
PLAYER
TEAM
2016
Marvin Ross
Cleveland
2015
Greg Reid
Jacksonville
2014
Greg Carr
Orlando
2013
Mario Urrutia
Utah
2012
Jared Perry
Chicago
2011
Maurice Purify
Georgia
2010
Rod Windsor
Arizona
2008
Donovan Morgan
Chicago
2007
Brett Dietz
Charles Frederick
Tampa Bay
Kansas City
2006
Ben Nelson
San Jose
2005
Troy Bergeron
Georgia
2004
Adrian McPherson
Indiana
2003
Travis McGriff
Orlando
2002
Clevan Thomas
San Jose
2001
R-Kal Truluck
Detroit
2000
Chris Jackson
Los Angeles
1999
Charles Wilson
Tampa Bay
1998
Oronde Gadsden
Portland
1997
Cory Fleming
Nashville


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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