Ross Named Big South Defensive Player of the WeekOctober 23, 2006
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charleston Southern linebacker Jada Ross has been named the Big South football New Balance Defensive Player of the Week, for games played during Week Eight (Oct. 21) of the 2006 season, it was announced today by the Conference office. In addition, Gardner-Webb quarterback Devin Campbell and kicker Hunter Smith were selected as Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively, while VMI defensive back Christian Kelly garnered Freshman of the Week honors.
Ross, a redshirt-junior from Summerville, S.C., posted 20 tackles (eight solo, 12 assists), 1.5 tackles for loss (three yards), 0.5 sacks and a fumble recovery in Charleston Southern’s 27-22 win over VMI. He was part of a defense that allowed just two offensive touchdowns in nine possessions, notched a key tackle for loss and fumble recovery in Buccaneer territory during the same drive mid-way through the fourth quarter, and recorded six of his tackles during VMI’s final drive of the game, including a half-sack that forced a fourth-down and eventually the win for CSU. Ross also became the first player in Big South history to record two 20-tackle games in a season, as he had 20 stops Sept. 30 vs. North Greenville.