Last year, the Green Bay Packers were interested in former Kansas big man and now current Houston Rocket Tarik Black for a tight end role. It’s not rare for college basketball stars, who are tough and physical, to get a look from NFL head coaches.
Forward Richard Ross, a four year player at Old Dominion, has been offered to join the Minnesota Vikings for their minicamp. He also holds other offers (from other teams) and has not signed any contract just yet.
Ross was worked out by the Vikings last month on Old Dominion’s campus and the team just recently signed Taylor Heinicke (the Monarchs quarterback) as an undrafted free agent. They clearly must have liked what they saw from the workout.
As a senior basketball player, Ross averaged 8.2 points per game, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists while leading his squad to the NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden before losing to Stanford.
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