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.

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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.

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