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Derrick Ross     

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Born: December 29, 1983
Hometown: Huntsville, TX
6' 0", 240
College: Tarleton State (TX)
Other Pro Experience: NFL NFL-E 
Full NFL stats at Pro-Football-Reference.com

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Sharks fall to Rattlers in desert duel
WJXT Jacksonville

Sharks sharp in win over Orlando
Florida Times-Union

Championship Ring the Driving Force Behind Ross’ Assault on AFL Record Books
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release
There are records in sports that are destined to never be challenged. Pete Rose’s 4,256 hits. Byron Nelson’s 11 consecutive PGA Tour victories. Richard Petty’s 200 career NASCAR wins.

Sharks ready for revenge at Orlando this Friday
WJXT Jacksonville

Four interceptions propel Sharks past Portland
Florida Times-Union

Sharks collapse in loss to Gladiators
WJXT Jacksonville

Sharks looking for road win at Cleveland
Florida Times-Union

Sharks fall to Rattlers in overtime thriller
WJXT Jacksonville

Rattlers need overtime to prevail in Jacksonville
Arizona Sports

Sharks lose home opener to Orlando
Florida Times-Union

Soul Ready For Monday Home Opener With Sharks
CBS Local
The Philadelphia Soul will play their home opener on Monday night as they welcome the Jacksonville Sharks to the Center. The Soul opened the 2016 season in style last Friday night, hammering the Gladiators in Cleveland, 69-41.

Despite having just eight teams, AFL confident in its long-term sustainability
Florida Times-Union
The AFL lost another team last week, but commissioner Scott Butera and Jacksonville Sharks owner Jeff Bouchy insist it was a positive move for the long-term sustainability of the league.

"The Boss" to Mow Down Sharks' Opponents Through 2017
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release
The Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that fullback Derrick Ross will return to the team, as Ross has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sharks hope comeback ends with ArenaBowl XXVII title
Stockton Record
The Jacksonville Sharks do not have as good a record nor as many championships as the San Jose SaberCats, and they don’t have a coach with the same strong ties to the city where the Arena Football League championship will be decided.

ArenaBowl: San Jose SaberCats beware the underdog
San Jose Mercury News
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For slow-starting Jacksonville Sharks, championship rings at stake in ArenaBowl
Florida Times-Union
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Ross gets another shot at ArenaBowl title
Huntsville Item
Former Hornet star to play in Arena League championship game against San Jose

Former Tarleton football star eyes ArenaBowl XXVIII Championship
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
This weekend Ross will look to dominate on the national stage as the former Texan standout will look to claim his first ArenaBowl Championship when his Jacksonville Sharks square off with the San Jose Sabercats at Stockton Arena in Stockton, California Saturday at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN.

Sharks RB Derrick Ross knows there is 'bad blood' going into American ...
Florida Times-Union
Florida Times-UnionAfter spending the last four years running the ball for the Philadelphia Soul, Derrick Ross knows the emotions in Sunday night's American Conference championship likely will go beyond football. Now with Jacksonville, the AFL's all-time leading rusher ...

Quest for rings trumps awards as Sharks prepare for AFL conference title game
Florida Times-Union
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Three Jacksonville Sharks defensive players on All-Arena team
Florida Times-Union
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Sharks withstand Orlando's surge to advance to conference championship game
Florida Times-Union
The Sharks withstood a 13-point surge that cut a 21-point halftime lead to eight by the Orlando Predators to open the second half and pulled away to a 55-33 win that had the guests celebrating as the hometown crowd made an early exit.

Sharks maul Predators, advance to conference title game against Philly
Florida Times-Union
maul Predators, advance to conference title game against PhillyFlorida Times-UnionORLANDO | There were no letdowns, no emotion-swinging mistakes and no panicking for the Jacksonville Sharks after Orlando scored the first 13 points of the second half Saturday night. As a result, they didn't make an early exit from the playoffs.and more »

Early struggles doom Predators in playoff loss to Sharks
Orlando Sentinel
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Sharks open playoffs at rival Orlando
Florida Times-Union

2015 Arena Football League Records and Milestones
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
The 2015 AFL regular season is said and done with, and as is the case each and every year, many records have been set and milestones have been reached.

Sharks finish regular season with win
WJXT Jacksonville
finish regular season with winWJXT JacksonvilleTiger Jones scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the Jacksonville Sharks closed out the regular season with a win on Saturday night, rallying from behind to defeat the New Orleans VooDoo by a 36-33 count in front of 11,486 on Sea Best Field.and more »

Playoff-bound Sharks not looking past New Orleans
Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville Sharks crush Tampa Bay storm to earn playoff spot | jacksonville.com
Florida Times-Union
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Jones, Ross burn former team as Soul fall to Sharks | Comcast SportsNet ...
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Comcast SportsNet PhiladelphiaOn Saturday night, the Soul were stung by two of their former players in a 74-67 loss to the Jacksonville Sharks at Veterans Memorial Arena. Ex-Soul players Tiger Jones and Derrick Ross accounted for six touchdowns to help the Sharks (8-7) rally past ...and more »

Greg Reid's late interceptions set up Sharks' win | jacksonville.com
Florida Times-Union
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Reid's 2 interceptions fuel Jacksonville Sharks victory over Philadelphia ...
Florida Times-Union
Florida Times-UnionThe things that were expected to be easy all year for the Jacksonville Sharks, including the victories, continued to be more difficult than necessary Saturday night at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. But unlike so many other games in an ...and more »

Jacksonville Sharks embarrassed by 72-48 loss at lowly Portland
Florida Times-Union

Sharks continue playoff push at Portland
Florida Times-Union
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Philadelphia Soul Mid-Season Report Card
The Epoch Times (blog)

Fifth consecutive victory for Jacksonville Sharks
Florida Times-Union
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Excellent rushing attack gives Preds that extra push
Orlando Sentinel

Streaking Sharks want to stay hot
WJXT Jacksonville

Sharks on four-game winning streak but face nemesis
Florida Times-Union
Times-UnionSharks on four-game winning streak but face nemesisFlorida Times-UnionJacksonville Sharks quarterback Tommy Grady (4) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Soul during the 1st quarter of Arena Football League action at the Jacksonville Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, May 16, 2015.and more »

Improving Sharks face road test at winless Kiss
Florida Times-Union

Sharks rout VooDoo, win for fourth time in five games
Florida Times-Union
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Cleveland Gladiators fall to Jacksonville Sharks, 46-43
cleveland.com

Sharks stop Gladiators
Florida Times-Union

Sharks fall to Tampa Bay; 63-28
WJXT Jacksonville
fall to Tampa Bay; 63-28WJXT JacksonvilleThe Jacksonville Sharks gave up three touchdowns in the final 2:02 of the first half on Saturday night, and could not recover from that Tampa Bay Storm surge, falling by a 63-28 count at Amalie Arena.and more »

Sharks crush Outlaws, roll to first win of season
Florida Times-Union

Mistakes add up to another loss for Jacksonville Sharks
Florida Times-Union
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Tough early road for winless Jacksonville Sharks gets no easier
Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville Sharks' Ross takes two losses, game against Soul, personally
Florida Times-Union

Sharks kick off AFL season at New Orleans
Florida Times-Union

New-look Soul ready for 2015 season
Philly.com

New look VooDoo open 2015 against old school Sharks
SportsNOLA.com

Rattlers' run of championships could be threatened by 3 teams that loaded up
azcentral.com

Jacksonville Sharks will be a work in progress when season starts
Florida Times-Union

Sharks to Trade for AFL's All-Time Leading Rusher
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release
The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that the team has agreed to a trade with the Las Vegas Outlaws. In the deal, Jacksonville will acquire All-Arena fullback Derrick Ross in exchange for wide receiver Jomo Wilson, offensive lineman Nyere Aumaitre and fullback Undra Hendrix.

The “Captain” (Donovan Morgan) has returned to LA KISS
Los Angeles KISS Press Release
LA KISS and The Las Vegas Outlaws have executed a blockbuster training camp trade that will send All-Arena wide receiver Donovan “Captain” Morgan back to Los Angeles in exchange for the AFL's all-time leading rusher, Derrick Ross, and rookie wide receiver Lacoltan Bester.

Coast to Coast: Ross Traded to LA
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com
It’s official. A move that has been in the works for months finally hit the transaction wire on Friday with FB Derrick Ross and future considerations leaving the Philadelphia Soul for the Los Angeles KISS in exchange for MLB Beau Bell.

Soul acquire Beau Bell in trade with LA KISS
Philadelphia Soul Press Release
The Philadelphia Soul announce a trade with Los Angeles KISS for First-Team All-Arena linebacker Beau Bell (6’1, 245, UNLV), in exchange for fullback Derrick Ross (6’0, 250, Tarleton State) and future considerations.

Ross honored for another successful campaign
Huntsville Item
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Soul lose to Gladiators in AFL playoffs
Philly.com

Soul confident they can upset Gladiators
Philly.com

Three points, two wild finishes separate Cleveland Gladiators and Philadelphia ...
The Plain Dealer

Power win on last-second field goal, improve to 10-3
Tribune-Review

Derrick Ross makes history, but Soul collapse during loss to Storm
Philly.com

Soul Domination Leads to 76-40 Win
Philly.com

Soul lose to Gladiators on last-second touchdown
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Soul squander lead, fall to undefeated Gladiators
Philly.com

Soul cruise past Storm, 62-34
Philly.com

Derrick Ross Becomes First Man in AFL History with 2,000 Rushing Yards
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
Each and every season, Derrick Ross of the Philadelphia Soul continues to rack up more and more accolades for what he has accomplished running the football. On Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Storm, he became the first man in AFL history to reach 2,000 rushing yards in his career.

Pittsburgh turns away Soul rally
Philly.com

Soul defeat Sharks in home opener
Philly.com

Errors doom Sharks in road loss
Florida Times-Union

Soul knock off Predators for first win of the season
Philly.com

Ross, Bell and Stephens Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release
Philadelphia Soul FB DERRICK ROSS has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while LA KISS MLB BEAU BELL has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and San Antonio Talons WR D.J. STEPHENS has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 1 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Ross ties record, but Soul fall to Rattlers
Philly.com

Nick Davila rallies Rattlers to win over Soul
azcentral.com

Rattlers and Soul familiar foes at start, end of years
azcentral.com

Jaworski wants to talk about Soul hosting 2014 ArenaBowl
Philly.com
Ron Jaworski has a novel idea on how the Soul can win the 2014 ArenaBowl. Make it a home game.

O-Line Key To Success of the Soul
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
The great Casey Stengel used to say that "You have to have a catcher, or you'll have all passed balls." Here in the Arena Football League, you have to have a center, or you'll have all delay of game penalties. You'd better have three great offensive linemen and a great fullback too, or you'll have a lot of quarterbacks on IR by the end of the season.

The Philadelphia Soul have had the best offensive line in the league bar none over the course of the last two seasons, and if they are going to win ArenaBowl XXVI on Saturday afternoon, this unit is going to have to play at its best.

San Jose SaberCats no match for Philadelphia Soul
San Jose Mercury News

Philadelphia Soul earn convincing win over San Jose Sabercats, 65-43
Philly.com

Blaze aim to free Soul from win streak
StandardNet

Soul dominate Rush to earn fifth consecutive victory, 58-26
Philly.com

Soul clinch second straight division title with 66-57 win over the Gladiators
Philly.com

Derrick Ross Becomes Second Man To Rush for 100 Touchdowns in a Career
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
It was only three years ago that Derrick Ross was playing for the San Angelo Stampede Express of the IFL. Now, he's the only fullback in the history of the Arena Football League to rush for at least 100 touchdowns in a career. Ross scored his 100th career rushing touchdown when he rumbled in from three yards out in the first quarter on Saturday night.

Soul win three in a row with win 54-30 win over Barnstormers
Philly.com

Pittsburgh Power handed worst home loss in team history
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Derrick Ross breaks league all-time rushing as Soul turn out the Power in Pittsburgh, 59-21
Philly.com

Mistake-prone Power suffer lopsided loss at home to Soul
Tribune-Review

Soul Look To Turn Off Power In Pittsburgh
CBS Local

Soul eek out victory over New Orleans VooDoo, 65-56
Philly.com

Soul rallies past VooDoo in second half
SportsNOLA.com

VooDoo lose late to the Philadelphia Soul, 65-56
NOLA.com
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Soul With Key Showdown Against 9-1 Arizona
CBS Local

Philadelphia Soul weather Tampa Bay Storm behind Raudabauh, Ross
Philly.com

Soul gets a home win, knocks off Preds
The Phanatic
The Philadelphia Soul won their first home game of the season by defeating the Orlando Predators, 61-51, in front of 9,094 fans at the Wells Fargo Center. The Soul got back to .500 on the season after defeating Doug Plank and the Orlando Predators for the second time this season.

Soul beat Predators to earn first home win of the season
Philly.com - Philly.com

Soul need to rebound against Chicago Saturday
Philly.com - Philly.com
Soul head coach Clint Dolezel is obviously none too pleased with his team’s performance over the last two weeks and the season as a whole.

Failed PATs doom Soul
Philly.com - Philly.com

Soul starting season with high expectations
Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Soul announce 2013 Arena Football League schedule
Philadelphia Daily News

Soul re-signs fullback Ross
Philadelphia Daily News

Record-setting FB Derrick Ross returns to Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release
The Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce that fullback Derrick Ross (6’0, 250, Tarleton State) has agreed to return to the team with a three-year deal starting with the 2013 season.

Soul bring back Derrick Ross for three years
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Soul to promote assistant Dolezel to head coach
Philadelphia Daily News
The Soul will promote Clint Dolezel to head coach, according to an Arena Football League source. He will replace Doug Plank, who resigned last week.

Soul hope to give Rattlers another tough loss
The News Journal

Arizona Soul, Philadelphia Rattlers taking different approaches to ArenaBowl ...
NOLA.com

Arizona, Philadelphia Meet Expectations to Square Off in ArenaBowl XXV
SportsNOLA.com

Rattlers meet familiar face in ArenaBowl
FS Arizona

Ross/Dolezel Combination Continues To Produce Records & Victories
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
NEW ORLEANS -- This year the Philadelphia Soul went out and signed Clint Dolezel, one of the four men to throw for over 40,000 yards in a career and one of the three to throw for at least 900 TDs, to be their offensive coordinator. Yet it is the rushing game with Derrick Rose that really gave Philadelphia the edge in 2012.

Soul crush Sharks to reach Arena Football League title game
Philadelphia Inquirer

Arena Football League Playoffs
Philadelphia Inquirer

Blaze offense goes flat in loss to Philadelphia
StandardNet

Derrick Rose sets record as Soul dominate, 69-34
Philadelphia Inquirer

Arena Football: Blaze at Soul
Philadelphia Inquirer

Blaze drop final regular season game to Philadelphia
ABC 4

Utah Blaze: Soul emphatically end Blaze 6-game winning streak
Deseret News

Blaze face national test vs. Soul
StandardNet

Soul visit Milwaukee in Arena Football League
Philadelphia Daily News

Arena Football: Soul at Mustangs
Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Soul runs over Orlando Predators 79-48
Orlando Sentinel

Arena Football: Mustangs at Soul
Philadelphia Inquirer

Susquehanna Bank Announces Partnership With The Philadelphia Soul
TheStreet.com (press release)

Arena Football: Soul at New Orleans VooDoo
Philadelphia Inquirer

VooDoo Impress, Fall Just Short In Loss To Soul
SportsNOLA.com

Vigilantes fall to Arizona 55-49 in regular-season finale
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Arizona Rattlers look to become first AFL team to win 16 regular-season games
AZ Central.com

Vigilantes disappear in second half, lose 53-44
Fort Worth Star Telegram

GameDay: Vigilantes at Spokane
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Arena football: Iowa Barnstormers lose fifth straight game
DesMoinesRegister.com

Mustangs lose their way on road
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dallas Vigilantes pull away in second half to beat Tulsa
Fort Worth Star Telegram

New Orleans VooDoo tweaks lineup after losing the season opener
NOLA.com

Dallas Vigilantes ready to start over in Arena Football
Fort Worth Star Telegram