Draylen Ross
Draylen  Ross

Fort Worth, TX

High School:
Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 292

Tight End

Making the switch to the offensive side of the ball after playing on the defensive line … Saw extensive time in the defensive line rotation … Had a season-high three tackles twice … Against Troy Ross had a half a sack … Finished the season with 18 tackles … Had one pass broken up against FAU … Had two tackles against Alabama, MTSU, and FAU … Had two tackles against Ohio

Played in all 12 games for the Mean Green … Made his first career start against FAU and started the last three games of the season … Finished the season with 22 tackles … Posted a season-best four tackles against Kansas State … Had two tackles for losses and one sack.


Played in all 12 games and earned his first career start at tight end versus Tulsa … Had one catch for eight yards in his first game ever at North Texas against the defending national champion Texas Longhorns … Helped block for Evan Robertson’s 201 yard rushing performance against Florida Atlantic, the first 200-yard rusher for the Mean Green since 2004.

High School/Personal
A versatile two-way player for Diamond Hill-Jarvis, Ross was a first-team All-District 7-4A tight end as a senior and defensive end as a junior … Caught ten passes for 117 yards and a touchdown … Recorded 61 total tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles … Threw the discus for the Diamond Hill-Jarvis track team … Brother, B.J., is a running back at the University of New Hampshire

North Texas Mean Green