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  Jordan Gross
Jordan Gross

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fruitland, Idaho

High School:
Fruitland HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 306

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
07/20/1980

Experience:
3VL

GROSS FACTS: All-America candidate has NFL talent ... Utah's best offensive lineman can play both tackle and guard ... will start at left tackle this fall ... missed most of spring ball with broken hand that did not require surgery ... equally proficient blocking for both run and pass ... very strong ... holds school hang clean record (416 pounds), which tests explosive strength ... squats 550 pounds, best on team ... benches 395 pounds.

UTAH: 2000- 2001-Honorable mention all-MWC ... including Las Vegas Bowl, started all 12 games (2 at left guard, 8 at right tackle and 2 at left tackle) ... 117 de-cleaters (10.6 per game) ranked second on team ... career-best 15 de-cleaters against San Diego State ... 100% hustle in all 11 regular season games ... 96.3 pass efficiency average ... team's most efficient blocker (92.6%) ... surprise offensive weapon scored two-point conversion against Air Force and gained 13 yards on lateral against BYU ... Academic all-MWC (3.19 GPA). 2000-Honorable mention all-MWC ... versatile player started all 11 games (8 at tackle, 3 at guard) ... 727 total plays ranked second on offensive line ... 64 de-cleaters was third on team ... season-best 10 de-cleaters vs. Colorado State ... 94% hustle and 8 de-cleaters against Air Force ... 92% hustle and 8 de-cleaters against BYU ... Academic all-MWC (3.14 GPA). 1999-Played in nine games including Las Vegas Bowl ... started last three regular season games at right tackle ... 98% hustle against both New Mexico and Wyoming ... 7 de-cleaters vs. UNM ... lettered.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state offensive and defensive lineman in 1997 ... second-team all-state defense as junior ... Fruitland High (Idaho) star also made all-conference team twice for offense and defense ... 87 tackles and 8 sacks senior year ... offensively, had 20 "pancakes" in 1997 ... on conference champion team in 1995 ... all-conference basketball player ... made state quarterfinals in discus ... National Honor Society ... student body secretary ... honor roll four years ... academic all-star.

PERSONAL: Son of Alan and Jan Gross ... married to the former Dana Ishida, a U. student ... has black belt in tae-kwon-do ... likes to snowboard ... speech communication major ... born July 20, 1980.

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