Washington receiver-turned-DB John Ross gets his first career interception
Washington’s John Ross started the year making an immediate impact as a wide receiver (just watch him do work against Illinois with this 75-yard TD grab). He has finished the 2014 regular season as a playmaker on the other side of the ball while still doing some lighter work on offense.
With cornerback Marcus Peters getting the boot from the program and season-ending injuries to defensive backs Jermaine Kelly and Trevor Walker, Ross, then the team’s leading receiver, began starting at cornerback in November.
In the Apple Cup against Washington State on Saturday, Ross hauled in his first career interception with a second-quarter pick of Cougars quarterback Luke Falk.
The Huskies improved to 8-5 with a convincing 31-13 win over Washington State in front of a hostile Pullman crowd.