Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Dan Ross

Dan Ross


  • Position: Tight End
  • School: Northeastern
  • High School: Everett, MA (Everett HS)
  • Years: 1975-1978
  • Inducted: 2004
  • Place of Birth: Malden, MA
  • Date of Birth: Feb 09, 1957
  • Place of Death: Haverhill, NH
  • Date of Death: May 16, 2006
  • Jersey Number: 84
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 235

Member Biography

Perhaps the greatest player in Northeastern University history, Dan Ross is the first Huskie to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. After his final game, the school retired his #84 jersey. As a senior, he was elected as a first team All-America and became one of the few tight ends to lead the nation in receiving. He also received awards as the best player in New England. While a stellar blocker, he set school records for single-season receptions (58), career catches (153), single season reception yardage (988) and career reception yards (2,343). In the professional ranks, Ross played for 10 seasons in the NFL and USFL. He earned All-Star honors in both leagues. In a Super Bowl contest with the Cincinnati Bengals he set a Super Bowl record by catching 11 passes.