University of North Alabama
a Rogersville, Ala., native, had a 41-2 record as a starting quarterback
from 1992-95 at North Alabama, including a 12-1 record as a starter in
the NCAA playoffs. He set school records for career rushing touchdowns
and touchdowns scored (40), career touchdowns responsible for (65) and
career total offense (5,614).
His only two losses as a starter were to
1992 Division II National Champion Jacksonville State in the NCAA
quarterfinals (12-10) and to 1994 Division I-AA National Champion
Youngstown State (17-14) in Youngstown in a regular-season matchup.
Despite suffering a torn muscle, he played extensively in the 1995
Division II Championship Game, leading three scoring drives in a 27-7
win over Pittsburg State. He led UNA to 14-0, 13-1 and 14-0 records from
1993-95 and played on UNA teams with a combined 48-5-1 record that
included three straight Gulf South Conference titles, three straight
national championships and four straight playoff appearances.
chosen All-Gulf South Conference and GSC Offensive Player of the Year in
1995. He was selected for the 50th Anniversary UNA Football Team for
1949-98, the Gulf South Conference "Team of the Quarter Century" for
1971-95 and the Gulf South Conference Team of the 1990s. Gross was
inducted into the University of North Alabama Athletic Hall of Fame in
October in his first year of eligibility. He is currently an assistant
coach at Athens High School.