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).
- 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.
- 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.