Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 9/12/13
The road to the NFL is chock-full of roadblocks.  This is especially true for small school prospects.  But one standout senior receiver from Central State—a DII school in Ohio—is looking to overcome the odds. Dayvon Ross has been faced with many backbreaking obstacles over the course of his life.  He was raised by a single mother in a three-bedroom apartment with nine other siblings (six sisters, three brothers) in a rough neighborhood in South Los Angeles that was surrounded by drugs, gangs and the occasional middle-of-the-night police raid. His pursuit of the NFL has also been plagued with hardship dating back to his high school days, when Ross played for three different coaches and won just two games in two years at Manual Arts.  His production over his senior season—which included 67 receptions for 930 yards and eight touchdowns—was a rare positive for a team that finished 0-10 and it earned him interest from the UCLA Bruins. But after ultimately being ruled ineligible for miss...
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