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Ross Petersen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durant, IA

High School:
Durant HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 236

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
05/20/1987

Hawk-Item - - Moved from linebacker to tight end during 2008 spring practice . . . returned to linebacker prior to 2009 season.

2010 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . Next Man In Award, Special Teams . . . 2010 - - saw action in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 35-7 win over Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle for first career statistics . . . saw action in 34-27 loss at Arizona, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-0 win over Ball State as defense allowed just 112 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . saw action in 38-28 win at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . saw most extensive action of career in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . recorded career-best two solo tackles as defense allowed MSU just 31 net rushing yards and 258 yards total offense . . . saw action in 18-13 win at Indiana, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 91 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri. 2009 - - Not listed on two-deep following spring practice . . . saw action in 35-3 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics.

2008 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action in 46-3 opening win over Maine, but had no statistics as offese rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . saw action in 42-0 win over Florida International, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . did not see action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . did not see action in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . did not see action in 22-17 win over Purdue . . . did not see action in 55-0 wn at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina.

2007 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action on special teams in opening win over Northern Illinois, but recorded no statistics as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in win over Syracuse, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in loss at Wisconsin . . . saw action on special teams in loss to Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win over 18th-ranked Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in double OT win over Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss to Western Michigan, but had no statistics.

2006 - - Redshirted after joining team as a walk-on.

High school honors - - Earned honorable mention all-state recognition as a senior . . . was first team all-District as a junior and senior . . . team captain . . . Career - - rushed for 703 yards in nine games as a senior, along with 229 receiving yards, 236 yards on punt returns and 326 yards on KO returns . . . scored 13 touchdowns, while also recording 79 tackles and four pass interceptions on defense . . . totaled 508 rushing yards and 203 receiving yards as a junior, while scoring nine touchdowns . . . recorded 47 tackles and three interceptions as a junior . . . earned three letters in football as running back and linebacker . . . was five-year letterman in baseball, earning first team all-state honors for two years . . . also lettered three times in basketball and four years in golf.

Personal - - Born 5/20/87 . . . Psychology major . . . earned 4.0 career grade point average . . . member of National Honor Society . . . named as Governor's Scholar . . . parents are Jan and Mike Petersen . . . high school coach was Tom McCleery.

Career Bests Tackles: 2 vs. Michigan State, 10/30/10
Solos: 2 vs. Michigan State, 10/30/10
Assists: 1, twice, last at Indiana, 11/06/10

Career Statistics
Receiving	         No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lng
Sophomore	         0	 0      - -	0	0
Career         	         -	 -	- -	0	0

Defense		Solo	Ast.	Total	T/Loss	Scks	Int-Yds.  PBU	   FF	RF
Freshman	0	0	0	0/0	0/0	  0-0	   0	   0	0
Junior		0	0	0	0/0	0/0	  0-0	   0	   0	0
Senior          2       2       4       0/0     0/0       0-0      0       0 	0
Career		2       2       4       0/0     0/0       0-0      0       0	0
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