Derrick Lewis Ross (born December 29, 1983) is an American football/arena football running back for the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played one season with the Kansas City Chiefs (2006). Ross played college football at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.
Ross attended Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Texas. Ross began his high school career as a defensive end before switching to running back.
Ross started his college football career at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. As a sophomore in 2003, Ross was named First Team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference, as well the conference Offensive MVP. After graduating from Blinn, Ross transferred to Tarleton State University where he had received a football scholarship. In his first game with the Texans, Ross ran for a then-school record 261 yards on just 20 carries.
Ross played for the Kansas City Chiefs as back-up Fullback for the 2006-07 Season. He played in 7 games gaining 3 yards.
Ross spent a year in Cologne,Germany on the roster of The Cologne Centurions of the NFL Europe league,where he was awarded offensive Co-MVP alongside JT O'Sullivan..
Ross spent two years in the CFL With the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes as a back-up half back and Special Teamer.
Ross spent a year in The Indoor Football League for the San Angelo Stampede Express,where he was awarded Rookie of the Year
Ross kicked off his AFL Career with a 1 Year Contract for the Dallas Vigilantes.
In 2012, Ross and quarterback Dan Raudabaugh were brought to the Soul, with Ross being signed to a three-year deal. Following the 2013 season, Ross was named to the 1st Team All-Arena for the 3 consecutive season.also in the same year Ross broke the AFL's leagues all-time rushing record,a record previously held by Bo Kelly, During the Soul's June 7, 2014 game, Ross passed Barry Wagner as the AFL's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns.
On February 20, 2015, Ross was tradeD to the Los Angeles KISS in exchange for Beau Bell.
On March 11, 2015, Ross was traded, along with Lacoltan Bester, for Donovan Morgan.
On March 15, 2015, Ross was traded to the Jacksonville Sharks in exchange for Undra Hendrix, Jomo Wilson and Nyere Aumaitre. Ross was assigned to the Sharks on October 22, 2015 on a 2-year contract.