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Kevin Ross

Date of birth : 1962-01-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Camden, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-14

Kevin Ross was a cornerback and safety who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. He is nicknamed "Rock".

Kevin Ross, who played defensive back in the NFL for more than a decade, is in his first year with the Raiders. Ross has five years of coaching experience in the NFL and last year was an assistant for the New York franchise in the United Football League. From 2007-08, Ross assisted in coaching defensive backs for San Diego. In 2007, the Chargers led the NFL in interceptions during both the regular season (30) and postseason (six). Ross was secondary coach for the Minnesota Vikings from 2003-05. Ross played defensive back for 14 seasons (1984-97) and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection.

He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh round of the 1984 NFL Draft and as a rookie had a career-high six interceptions to earn consensus All-Rookie honors. He played 11 seasons in Kansas City (1984-93 and 1997), earning Pro Bowl honors in 1989 and 1990. He played two seasons in Atlanta (1994-95) and one with San Diego. He retired from the NFL in 1997 with 1,142 tackles, 38 interceptions and two touchdowns. Ross then spent four years coaching high school football, two at Camden High School (1999-00) and two at Woodrow Wilson High (2001-02) in his native Camden, N.J. In 2002, he went to training camp with the Vikings as part of the NFL’s Minority Fellowship Coaching Internship Program and in 2003 he was hired as Minnesota’s assistant secondary coach. In his first season in Minnesota, the Vikings ranked second in the NFL with 28 interceptions. In Ross’ second season in Minnesota, the Vikings advanced to the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Ross was an all-state and all-conference linebacker and running back at Paulsboro (N.J.) High School and a four-year letterman at Temple. Ross has three daughters (Celia, Cherrelle and Kassidy) and two sons (Jovair and Kevin Jr.).



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