Day 97 (May 30, 2010)
Ross Petersen hails from the nearby town of Durant, Iowa, and walked-on to the Hawkeyes in 2006 (he redshirted that year).
He moved from linebacker to tight end during 2008 spring practice, then moved back to linebacker for the 2009 season.
Ross only saw action in 2009 in the Hawkeyes’ 35-3 rout of Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.
For Durant High School, Ross earned honorable mention all-state recognition as a senior and was first team all-District as a junior and senior. He rushed for 703 yards, had with 229 receiving yards, 236 yards on punt returns and 326 yards on kickoff returns and scored 13 TDs.