Meet the Terps Offense: #35 Brandon Ross

College Park, MD. - TSR gets you acclimated with the 2012 Terps, first looking at the offense.

Player: Brandon Ross

Hometown: Newark, Del.

Class: Redshirt Freshman

Height & Weight: 5-foot-10, 205 pounds

Projected Position on Depth Chart: Backup running back & starting kick returner

The rundown: Ross served a redshirt season last year but impressed the coaching staff enough to be in contention for the starting position this season. Ross has good size and strength for a running back and can evade defenders in the open field. He rushed for 1,172 yards and 12 touchdowns in his senior season at the Charter School of Wilmington where he was a three-year starter. Ross has a brother, Jarrett Ross, who has committed to play for the Terps in 2013.

Expectations for 2012: Ross is expected to compete for the starting tailback position this offseason but will most likely start the season on the sidelines. Justus Pickett and Wes Brown will most likely receive most of the carries next season, but Ross should expect to get some action of his own. Ross could fill in nicely as a change-of-pace back and will get a few carries during the season. In the event either Pickett or Brown is injured, Ross will be able to fill in at the position rather easily. He will also be a contributor on special teams where he has been named the starting kick returner in front of wide receiver Marcus Leak.

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