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 35   Ross Ventrone   DB
  Height: 5-8   Weight: 190
  Year: 1   Yrs/Pat: 1
  Acquired: FA-2010
  School: Villanova
  Born: Sep 27, 1986    

Career Transactions

Ross Ventrone was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 29, 2010 ... Released by the Patriots (8/20/10)... Re-signed by the Patriots (8/23/10) ... Released by the Patriots (9/4/10) ... Resigned to the practice squad by the Patriots (10/19/10).

 



College

  • Three-year starter at Villanova after transferring from Pittsburgh, where he began his college career as a walk-on.
  • Ventrone was the leader of a secondary that was one of the best in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in 2009 .
  • Recorded 73 tackles including 53 solo stops, 6.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks.
  • Was in on 198 tackles in his three-year career with the Wildcats.
  • Had a team-best four interceptions in 2008.
  • After being redshirted as a freshman in 2005, he worked on the scout team in 2006 before landing a scholarship to Villanova.


Personal

  • Born Sept. 27, 1986, one of three children of Ray and Denise.
  • Older brother, Ray, is with the Cleveland Browns and also spent two stints with the New England Patriots from 2005-09.
  • Did not play football until his senior year of high school at Chartiers Valley High in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Majored in communications.