We know all about Cincinnati Bengals first round draft pick John Ross as a football player. He is super fast (4.22 second 40-yard dash speed) and racked up 1,729 receiving yards and 22 receiving touchdowns as well as 195 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns in three seasons at Washington.
But, what about the personal side of Ross?
Did you know he’s still attending classes at Washington ahead of his June 10 graduation?
With a look through his social media accounts, I found this Tweet, in which he used a photo of his new teammate Adam Jones to make a joke.
So, let’s see what else we can learn about the Bengals’ speedy receiver via the lens of social media.
He’s a family man!
His brother plays football, too.
When he was young, he played in Snoop Dogg’s youth football league after the rapper discovered him (and his speed) in a parking lot. Back then, he was a running back.
But Snoop Dogg isn’t his only famous friend. He also counts Desean Jackson among his friends and mentors.
And, many people have compared the two...
He’s no stranger to fancy hairdos.
He was a cute little kid!
He’s had a hard time deciding on an NFL team; but hopefully the Bengals made the permanent decision an easy one for him...
Check out his high school ID card:
He was a fan of the black Power Ranger.
Am i the only kid who wanted to be the black ranger when they added him? like i had to be him or i wouldnt play pic.twitter.com/E7J897D2dM— John Ross III (@WatchJRoss) July 15, 2014
The sneakers he wore for his record-setting 40-yard dash were pretty awesome.
Nike gifted him these kicks afterward:
Here’s a look at his Sports Science feature from ESPN:
Watched as a kid as was thankful with the opportunity to be on the show, Thank you SportsScience! pic.twitter.com/X5Nkh4kNa3— John Ross III (@WatchJRoss) April 18, 2017
Check out Ross in the hours — and moments — leading up to the Bengals calling him to let him know he would be the team’s Round 1 draft pick.
Now, he’s a Bengal!
Blessings! God is undefeated! Thankful. Time to work! pic.twitter.com/Q7UL02z2wj— John Ross III (@WatchJRoss) April 28, 2017
Ross has quickly made some NFL friends. Here, he’s at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and former NFL quarterback Michael Vick.
He also taught Joe Mixon a thing or two about Connect4:
But most importantly, he’s now a member of the Bengals!
And with that, we can get back to discussing him as a football player.