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#98 Ross Basham
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 275
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bridgeport, Texas
High School: Bridgeport H.S.
Major: Sociology
Experience: 2 Letters

Ross was a regular starter and key contributor on the Jackrabbit defensive line last season 

Started all 12 games at nose tackle and tallied at least one tackle in nine games ... credited with two tackles in season opener against Georgia Southern ... made career-best four stops in road win at Missouri State and matched in FCS playoff game at Montana ... also forced a fumble to set up a Jackrabbit touchdown at Montana ... notched two solo tackles, including one for loss in regular season finale at Western Illinois

Saw action in 11 of the team's 12 games and recorded at least one tackle in six games ... tallied career-best three tackles, including half-tackle for loss against Cal Poly ... matched career high with three tackles - two solo - at Southern Illinois ... credited with half-sack among his two tackles at Indiana State

Played in three games, but did not factor into any statistics ... made collegiate playing debut against Texas State .. also saw action against Stephen F. Austin and road contest at Central Arkansas

Redshirted ... named Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for Cal Poly game

Earned honorable mention Class 3A all-state honors for coach Danny Henson at Bridgeport High School ... totaled 209 tackles, including 26 for loss with eight sacks ... forced five fumbles, had one recovery and one interception ... earned all-state honors from The Associated Press and the Texas Sportswriters Association in 2005 ... unanimous selection to the all-district team in 2003 and 2005 ... also lettered in baseball and track