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Dan Ross

Tight End

Daniel Richard Ross

Inducted 2004

Date of Birth



Malden, MA


Northeastern University (1975-1978)


Perhaps the greatest player in Northeastern University history, Dan Ross is the first Huskie to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. After his final game, the school retired his #84 jersey. As a senior, he was elected as a first-team FCS All-America and became one of the few tight ends to led the nation in receiving. He also received awards as the best player in New England. While a stellar blocker, he set school records for single-season receptions (58), career catches (153), single season reception yardage (988) and career reception yards (2,343). In the professional ranks, Ross played for ten seasons in the NFL and USFL. He earned All-Star honors in both leagues. In a Super Bowl contest with the Cincinnati Bengals he set a Super Bowl record by catching 11 passes.


Height 6'4

Weight 235

Career Highlights

  • 1978 First Team All-America (FCS)
  • 1978 Led nation in receiving (FCS)
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