Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#6 Devin Ross
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: RCHS
Experience: 2 Letters

Arizona: 3L... Will anchor one side of UA's secondary as the top cover man in 2009... Was 16th nationally in total passes defended (16) in 2008, ninth among FBS players returning this year... Second-team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors in 2008... Solid job assuming a starting role after a couple of years' apprenticeship duty as a true freshman and sophomore... Total of 36 games under his belt... Potential return man in 2009... Had 50 tackles and a fumble recovery... Season- and career-high 10 tackles at Oregon... Career-best three passes defended against Washington... His pick-six of 21 yards against the No. 25 Golden Bears helped break open a one-point contest in the third quarter... As a sophomore he led the team with 10 tackles on kick coverage and finished with 16 total, plus returned an interception 24 yards against WSU... Had a sack against NAU on a blitz, and knocked down two passes... Season-best four tackles in NAU game... As a true freshman in 2006 he saw duty in 11 games... Gave the Cats some immediate depth, with some spot appearances behind Antoine Cason... Had two kickoff returns for 32 and 31 yards, against Stanford and ASU, respectively... Strong down-field kick return coverage, with seven tackles... The commitment of this All-American added late dazzle to the 2006 recruiting class...

High School: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., High School, 2006... U.S. Army All-American - top 78 players at Bowl in Alamodome Jan 7... CaliFlorida All-Star game... SuperPrep Dream Team 100 All-American... SuperPrep All-America and All-Farwest for coach Chris Van Dunn... Best in the West first-team honors by the Long Beach Press-Telegram... Los Angeles Times Top Southland DBs preseason watch list... Ross was named first team all-league on defense and second team all-league on offense... ESPN 150 selection... CSTV Top 100 by Tom Lemming , No. 89 prospect, No. 8 CB... Four interceptions (55 yards) and 60 tackles his senior year, plus a versatile threat offensively with 10.5 yards per carry (199 yards) and two touchdowns rushing; 19-199 receiving with two scores; two kickoff returns for 124 yards and a 75-yard TD... As a junior at Los Osos High School, he had 34 carries for 334 yards and five touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 93 yards and returned a kick for a touchdown. On defense, he had 44 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked punt for a touchdown... Transferred after 2004 season to Rancho Cucamonga... Track sprinter, with time of 10.95 in 100 meters...

Personal: Academic major is sociology... Enrolled for his final high school semester in Agua Fria High School (Coach Kelly Epely) in Avondale, Ariz., where his father lives... Date of birth: May 25, 1988, Los Angeles.

Career Totals
Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Other 2006 11-0 7 0 7 0 2-63 KOR 2007 12-0 8 8 16 1-3 1 SK, 1-24 INT, 2 PD 2008 13-12 36 14 50 0 13 PBU, 3-35 INT, 1 FR, 1-16 KOR Total 36-12 51 22 73 1-3 15 PBU, 4-59 INT, SK, FR, 2006 KOR: 24-490 (52 long); Career: 27-569 (21.1); 1-3 PRet