CINCINNATI, OH (WAVY) – After years of uncertainty and struggle, LaKendrick Ross will have a chance to play professional football.
The 6-foot-5-inch, 330 pound defensive tackle who lost his mother to a heart attack at age 12 and lived in ten different group homes up and down the east coast says he’s “officially signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.”
Ross played just two seasons of football; one at I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth and the other at Virginia University of Lynchburg. He worked out for scouts from 12 NFL teams in early July, and though he showed potential, was not taken in the NFL’s supplemental draft.
Ross’s agent, Glen Lansky of Elite Sports Agency in Tampa, Florida, worked to find Ross a team and says, “LaKendrick has landed in a great spot. He will need to continue to battle hard and faces a rough battle ahead, but both he and I are very excited that he will get to learn from one of the best defensive staffs in the NFL.”