2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
CAREER: Explosive, versatile playmaker poised for a big junior year … Can line up in the slot or at split end … Also expected to be the primary threat on MSU’s return game … Has appeared in 24 games in his career with one start … Amassed 604 receiving yards on 39 receptions with five touchdowns … Averages 15.5 yards per catch … Came to Mississippi State as a Parade All-American out of Texas.
2014 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in all 13 games and started vs. Vanderbilt (11/22) … A member of the 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Reeled in 30 catches for 489 yards and five touchdowns … Had two 100-yard receiving games … His receiving yards and touchdowns both ranked second on the team … Averaged 16.3 yards per catch … Also saw time in the second half of the season as a punt returner … Returned seven punts for a total of 75 yards … Averaged 10.7 yards per punt return … Ran the ball twice for a total of six yards … His biggest run was a seven-yard scamper against Arkansas (11/1) … Started the season in grand fashion against Sothern Miss (8/30) with three catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns … The touchdown grabs were from 35 and 21 yards out … The two scores in one game are also a personal best … Was vital in a close win over Arkansas with four receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown … Caught a 69-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter for what went on to be the game-winning score … The 69-yard reception set a career-best as did his 107 yards receiving for the game … Opened the fourth quarter at Alabama (11/22) with a four-yard touchdown catch … Collected a 23-yard punt return at Alabama in the final minute of the third … Surpassed 100 yards receiving again in the Capital One Orange Bowl (12/31) with 102 yards on six catches with one touchdown … The touchdown grab came on a 42-yard Hail Mary deflection to close the first half … Longest punt return of the season came in the Orange Bowl with a 34-yard run back in the fourth quarter … Returned two punts in the game for a total of 51 yards.
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 … Majoring in human sciences.