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Ross Ventrone
S #35
Height:
5-8
Weight:
195
Age:
28
College:
Villanova
Experience:
3

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
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TOTAL 9 7 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 PIT 9 0 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 NE 8 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO (17-0/1-0):Ross Ventrone was ctivated from the Steelers’ practice squad to the team’s active roster on October 11, 2014…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on August 31, 2014…released by the Steelers on August 30, 2014…signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on December 31, 2013…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on December 13, 2013…released by the Steelers on August 31, 2013…signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 2, 2013…released by the New England Patriots on August 27, 2012…signed by the Patriots to a future contract on February 7, 2012…added to the Patriots’ practice squad on December 28, 2011…cut by the Patriots on December 26, 2011…signed to the Patriots’ active roster from the practice squad on December 17, 2011…added to the Patriots’ practice squad on November 24, 2011…released by the Patriots on November 22, 2011…activated from the Patriots’ practice squad on November 21, 2011…signed to the Patriots’ practice squad on November 17, 2011…released by the Patriots on November 15, 2011…activated from the Patriots’ practice squad on November 12, 2011…added to the Patriots’ practice squad on November 9, 2011…released by the Patriots on November 3, 2011…signed by the Patriots on October 19, 2011…released by the Patriots on October 17, 2011…activated from the Patriots’ practice squad October 8, 2011…added to the Patriots’ practice squad on October 4, 2011…released by the Patriots on October 1, 2011…activated from the Patriots’ practice squad on September 24, 2011…added the Patriots’ practice squad on September 5, 2011…released by the Patriots on September 3, 2011…signed by the Patriots on August 29, 2011…released by the Patriots on August 9, 2011…signed by the Patriots on January 17, 2011…added to the Patriots’ practice squad on October 19, 2010…released by the Patriots on September 4, 2010…signed by the Patriots on August 23, 2010…released by the Patriots on August 15, 2010…originally signed with the Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 29, 2010.

PRO (17-0/1-0):Ross Ventrone was ctivated from the Steelers’ practice squad to the team’s active roster on October 11, 2014…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on August 31, 2014…released by the Steelers on August 30, 2014…signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on December 31, 2013…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on December 13, 2013…released by the Steelers on August 31, 2013…signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 2, 2013…released by the New England Patriots on August 27, 2012…signed by the Patriots to a future contract on February 7, 2012…added to the Patriots’ practice squad on December 28, 2011…cut by the Patriots on December 26, 2011…signed to the Patriots’ active roster from the practice squad on December 17, 2011…added to the Patriots’ practice squad on November 24, 2011…released by the Patriots on November 22, 2011…activated from the Patriots’ practice squad on November 21, 2011…signed to the Patriots’ practice squad on November 17, 2011…released by the Patriots on November 15, 2011…activated from the Patriots’ practice squad on November 12, 2011…added to the Patriots’ practice squad on November 9, 2011…released by the Patriots on November 3, 2011…signed by the Patriots on October 19, 2011…released by the Patriots on October 17, 2011…activated from the Patriots’ practice squad October 8, 2011…added to the Patriots’ practice squad on October 4, 2011…released by the Patriots on October 1, 2011…activated from the Patriots’ practice squad on September 24, 2011…added the Patriots’ practice squad on September 5, 2011…released by the Patriots on September 3, 2011…signed by the Patriots on August 29, 2011…released by the Patriots on August 9, 2011…signed by the Patriots on January 17, 2011…added to the Patriots’ practice squad on October 19, 2010…released by the Patriots on September 4, 2010…signed by the Patriots on August 23, 2010…released by the Patriots on August 15, 2010…originally signed with the Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 29, 2010.

2014 (9-0/1-0): Ross Ventrone saw action on special teams in nine games in the regular season…saw action in his postseason debut in the AFC Wild Card Game vs. Baltimore…signed to the Steelers’ active roster on October 11, 2014…inactive Weeks 9-10 due to a hamstring injury…totaled two special teams tackles 10/12 at Cleveland, 10/20 vs. Houston, and one, 10/26 vs. Indianapolis, 12/21 vs. Kansas City and 12/28 vs. Cincinnati.

  • 10/12 at Cleveland: Made his Steelers’ debut…saw action for the first time since 2011 as a member of the Patriots (12/24/11 vs. Miami).
  • 10/26 vs. Indianapolis: Left the game in the third quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/3 vs. Baltimore: Totaled his first two career postseason special teams tackles.   

2013 (0-0): Spent time on the Steelers’ practice squad.

2012 (0-0): Not on an NFL Roster.

2011 (8-0): Spent time on the New England practice squad and active roster...recorded one tackle and one special teams tackle in eight games…9/25 at Buffalo: Made his NFL debut in loss to the Bills…10/9 vs. N.Y. Jets: Recorded his first career special teams tackle in the Patriots win over the Jets…12/24 vs. Miami: Registered his first career tackle in win over the Dolphins.

2010 (0-0): Signed with New England as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Villanova University…spent the final 11 weeks of the regular season on the practice squad.

COLLEGE: Enjoyed a successful career as a three-year starter at Villanova…transferred there from the University of Pittsburgh prior to the start of the 2007 season…finished his career with 198 tackles, 11 passes defensed and seven interceptions...also had three sacks and nine TFL’s…2009: Played in all 15 games for the FCS National Champion Wildcats…recorded 73 tackles and a pair of interceptions on the year…also registered the first three sacks of his career…returned a fumble 59 yards for a score in the season-opening win at Temple…that return was his first career fumble recovery and first career touchdown…2008: Played in all 13 games…registered 61 tackles and a team-high four interceptions on the season…had his first multi-interception game of his career in a win at Delaware on 11/22…2007: Appeared in all 11 games for the Wildcats…finished the season with 64 tackles, third-best on the team…also had five passes defensed and an interception…2006 (Pitt): Walk-on for the Panthers…did not see action…2005 (Pitt): Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Graduate of Chartiers Valley High School (Bridgeville, Pa.)…did not play football until his senior year of high school…also lettered in wrestling and golf…brother, Ray, is a safety for the San Francisco 49ers and sister, Dana, ran track at the University of Buffalo...son of Ray and Denise Ventrone…Full name: Ross Anthony Ventrone.

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