CAREER: Enters sophomore campaign as an up-and-coming wide receiver … Enjoyed an outstanding spring practice … Saw action in 11 games with no starts in first year … Came to Mississippi State as a Parade All-American out of Texas.
2013 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: Finished the year with nine catches for 115 yards … Played in 11 games … Had season-highs in catches with three against Alcorn State (9/7) and Troy (9/21) … Recorded 46 yards receiving vs. Alcorn State, including a season-long 23 … Made one catch for 17 yards against Kentucky (10/24) … Had one catch for eight yards in his first career collegiate game (vs. Oklahoma State).
HIGH SCHOOL: Named First-Team Parade All-American after a standout career at John Tyler . . . Finished his senior campaign for the Lions with 86 catches for 1,594 yards and 21 touchdowns . . . Helped head coach Ricklan Holmes and the Lions advance to the Texas 4A state semifinals . . . Caught 10 passes for 132 yards and a score in the 57-53 loss to Guyer as Tyler finished with a 13-2 record . . . As a junior, hauled in 99 passes for 1,335 yards and 15 touchdowns . . . Caught 23 passes for 313 yards and five scores as a sophomore . . . Rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and ESPN . . . Named to the ESPN 300 and rated the No. 22 prospect in the talent-rich Texas prep ranks.
PERSONAL: Born Frederick Darrell Ross Jr. on May 19, 1995 … Son of Fred Ross Sr. and Kay McCalister.