American Football Database
Kevin Ross
No. 31, 36     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-01-16) January 16, 1962 (age 60)
Place of birth: Camden, New Jersey
Career information
College: Temple
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 7 / Pick: 173
Debuted in 1984 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Last played in 1997 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pro Bowl (1989, 1990)
  • Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame (2011)
INT     38
INT yards     654
Touchdowns     2
Stats at

Kevin Lesley Ross (born January 16, 1962) is a former cornerback and safety who played 14 seasons in the National Football League.

Playing career

Ross played high school football at Paulsboro High School in Paulsboro, New Jersey[1] and went on to attended Temple University.

The Chiefs' seventh pick in the 1984 NFL Draft, he became a starter his rookie season and perfected a classic bump-and-run coverage that made him hard to beat in the secondary. For his career in Kansas City, he picked off 30 passes and scored 5 touchdowns. Ross played in a total of 156 games for the Chiefs. He went to Atlanta as a free agent before the 1994 season and later returned to play in five games in 1997.

Along with former teammate Albert Lewis, Ross was named one of the NFL's top 10 all-time cornerback back tandems by the NFL Network in July 2008.

Coaching career

He was the assistant secondary and quality control coach with the San Diego Chargers from 2007 to 2009. After the Chargers' disappointing 2009 playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chargers administration announced that they would not renew his contract for the following season.[2] He was hired by the Raiders on March 5, 2010, as a defensive backs coach. He was not retained following the 2011 season.


  1. Kevin Ross, database Football. Accessed November 26, 2007.
  2. San Diego Chargers' Norv Turner Fires Four Assistant Coaches, January 13, 2009