Scott M. Ross

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12/7/68 - 9/21/14

Scott was born in Carmichael, CA on December 7, 1968. He is survived by his daughter, Caroline Ross, parents Marshall & Janie Ross, and brother LTC Jason Ross.

Graduated El Toro High School, El Toro CA in 1986. Graduated University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA in 1996

Scott's family moved from northern California to El Toro, CA and Scott attended El Toro High School his sophomore year of high school. His love and passion for football helped El Toro High School to become the first undefeated school in the history of Orange County, CA. and he was awarded the Orange County Lineman of the Year Award for his efforts. With several scholarship offers to consider, Scott became a USC Trojan. A 4-year starter, PAC 10 Player of the Year Award, Defensive Player of the Year Award, all capped off by 3 Rose Bowl appearances and voted All American. The New Orleans Saints drafted Scott in 1991. Although his heart, soul and passion were there, the physical nature of football took its toll and he retired from professional football.

Since Scott left USC before he completed graduation, the University of Southern California alumni tracked Scott down and offered to pay for him to come back and complete his education. He received his diploma in 1996.

With his overwhelming presence and out going personality, Scott undertook a career in sales and marketing working for both Hilti and 3M corporations. Scott was married to Marla Works at St. Mary's Catholic Church and they were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Caroline, in 2000. Caroline was baptized right here at St. Mary's prior to relocating to Louisiana.

Mass will be said Saturday, September 27, at 2:00 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Plantersville.

Donations for Advanced Brain Trauma to:

Sports Legacy Institute

230 Second Avenue Suite 200

Waltham, MA 02451

We have been blessed with 45-years here on earth and it was time for Scott to move on to be with our Lord. In the long-standing tradition of his USC alumni, we bid you: FIGHT ON!


Published on yourconroenews.com from Sept. 24 to Oct. 7, 2014