Aaron Jermaine Ross was born on September 15,1982 and is a former American football cornerback who won a college football national championship in 2005 with Texas; the 2006 Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's top defensive back, and Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, both with the Giants.
35 Facts About Aaron Ross
Aaron Ross was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Aaron Ross was named second-team Class 5A All-State after posting six interceptions, three fumble recoveries, three blocked kicks and allowing just one touchdown reception as a senior in 2001.
Aaron Ross registered three interceptions while rushing for a touchdown against Fair Park High School that season.
Aaron Ross enrolled at Texas in 2002, but was academically ineligible to play.
Aaron Ross played in thirteen games behind Nathan Vasher at left cornerback in 2003, coming up with 27 tackles, a stop for a loss and two pass break-ups.
Aaron Ross shared right cornerback duties with Tarell Brown in 2004, appearing in twelve contests.
Aaron Ross recorded 36 tackles with an interception and three pass break-ups.
Aaron Ross started two games at cornerback and ranked tenth in the nation with a 14.7-yard average on 34 punt returns, returning two for touchdowns.
Aaron Ross ranked seventh on the team with 62 tackles, adding two stops behind the line of scrimmage.
Aaron Ross helped the Longhorns to win the 2005 National Championship.
Finally a full-time starter in 2006, Aaron Ross made the most of this opportunity.
Aaron Ross earned All-American and All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors, in addition to being named the Thorpe Award winner.
Aaron Ross added a sack, two stops for losses and 19 pass deflections.
Aaron Ross caused three fumbles, recovered two and picked off six passes.
Aaron Ross scored once while averaging 10.4 yards on 23 punt returns.
Aaron Ross registered 205 tackles with a one-yard sack, five stops for losses of 21 yards and a quarterback pressure.
Aaron Ross caused three fumbles and recovered two others, returning one for a touchdown.
Aaron Ross batted away 33 passes and intercepted ten others for 111 yards in returns.
Aaron Ross returned 76 punts for 893 yards and three scores, adding 53 yards on a pair of kickoff returns.
Aaron Ross was part of a Texas recruiting class which contained future NFL players Rodrique Wright, Justin Blalock, Brian Robison, Kasey Studdard, Lyle Sendlein, David Thomas, Selvin Young, and Vince Young.
Aaron Ross was able to top off his career at Texas by winning the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top collegiate defensive back.
Aaron Ross was drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
Aaron Ross was one of seven Longhorns selected by professional football teams in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Aaron Ross had first and second career interceptions in week five against the New York Jets, returning his second for his first career touchdown in the same game.
Later that year, Aaron Ross helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLII by starting at corner, recording 12 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss and a pass defended in the Giants' four playoff games.
Aaron Ross missed the first 9 games of the 2009 season due to an injured hamstring.
Aaron Ross drew the ire of Jaguars fans by describing his time in Jacksonville as "a nice paid vacation to Florida".
Aaron Ross was released after the start of free agency on March 8,2013 by newly hired general manager Dave Caldwell.
Aaron Ross signed with the New York Giants on March 12,2013, just four days after being released by the Jaguars.
Aaron Ross was placed on the IR after week 4 of the 2013 NFL season with a back injury, and his season was over.
On June 20,2014, Aaron Ross signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
On July 24,2014, Aaron Ross tore his Achilles tendon, ending his season.
Aaron Ross signed with the Cleveland Browns on August 16,2015.
Aaron Ross was released by the Browns on August 31,2015.