Mark Ross named team MVP
Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year Mark Ross '14 earns perfect 4.0 during fall semester
Lafayette seniors helped lead Leopards to Patriot League championship
Wildcats dismantle Leopards in 45-7 final
Career receiving leader is sixth player in program history to win award
Photos by Rick Smith
USATSI: Lafayette vs. New Hampshire - 11/30/13
Lafayette beats Lehigh, 50-28, to capture the Patriot League Title.
Photos by Kenya Allen
Photos by Rick Smith
2013: Named to the 2013 Preseason All-Patriot League Team in a vote of league coaches and also selected for First-Team Offense by Phil Steele's College Football Preview...started in all 12 games...led the team in reception (74), receiving yards (1078) and touchdowns (8)...had a season-high 11 catches for 156 yards and a touchdown against Sacred Heart (9/7)...made six grabs for 112 yards at Princeton (10/12)...had eight receptions for 151 yards and three touchdowns at Holy Cross (10/26)...recorded six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in the win over Fordham (11/16)...nabbed six passes for 127 yards and a score in the championship game at Lehigh (11.23)...of his 74 catches on the year, 51 of them resulted in first downs or touchdowns...was named to the All-Patriot League First Team...named the Patriot League Football Scholar Athlete of the Year...earned Academic All-Patriot League honors with a perfect 4.0 semester gpa in addition to Capital One Academic All-District II honors...named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Football Second Team...finishes his career as the school recordholder for receptions (198), receiving yards (2,811), receiving touchdowns (27), and single-game catches (13)...ranks second (75 in 2012) and third (74 in 2013) for receptions in a season...ranks fourth (10 in 2012), fifth (nine in 2011) and seventh (eight in 2013) for single-season touchdowns...first player in school history to have consecutive 1,000-yards receiving seasons.
2012: Started all 11 games at wide receiver on his way to an All-Patriot League First-Team selection...named team MVP...Capital One Academic All-District II honoree...named to the FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team...Academic All-Patriot League selection...won team's Receiver Award and the Hugh "Stoney" Jones Award for Team MVP...fifth in the Patriot League and first on the team in touchdowns (10)...first in the league in receiving touchdowns (10)...second in the league in receptions per game at 6.8 and third in receiving yards per game with 93.6...caught at least one touchdown in eight straight games...led the Leopards with 75 receptions for 1,030 yards (third most in a single season)...had seven games of 100 receiving yards...caught 13 balls (tying a school record) for 151 yards and two touchdowns at Robert Morris (9/29)...made 12 catches for 168 yards and a touchdown against Holy Cross (10/20)...scored two touchdowns against Lehigh (11/17)... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and Dean's List selection with a 3.83 GPA.
2011: Started eight and played in all 11 games, earning his first varsity letter...garnered All-Patriot League Second-Team honors...selected as the team's Wide Receivers MVP...led the team with 49 catches for 703 yards and nine touchdowns...registered two 100-yard-plus games with four catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns against Penn (9/17) and eight catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns against Holy Cross (11/12)...ripped off a 73-yard catch-and-run against Penn (9/17) for the longest play from scrimmage of the season...recipient of the George McGaughey Award, given to the outstanding player in the Lafayette-Bucknell game (10/29); Ross had four catches for 39 yards and two touchdowns in that contest...named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and Dean's List with a 3.85 semester GPA.
2010: Did not play in any games, but was a standout during the 2011 spring season.
AT HOPEWELL: National Honor Society member...selected for Pittsburgh Post Gazette "Fabulous 22"...earned honorable mention all-state honors...unanimous choice for All-Parkway Conference laurels where he helped lead his squad to a conference title...in 2009, his team finished 12-1 as WPIAL runner up...participated in Pennsylvania East/West game...had 63 receptions, 1,400 yards and 19 touchdowns...member of basketball team...participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a senior worship leader...member of student council, class representative and Spanish club...two-time MAC Scholar Athlete Award winner...scholar athlete.
PERSONAL: Son of Frederick and Tamara Ross...has two older brothers, Steve and Kurt...born 5/22/91.
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