Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Redshirt freshman Ross Dzuris heads into fall camp looking to provide depth at the defensive end position, a spot where Nebraska graduated three of its top four players from 2012. A walk-on from Plattsmouth High School, Dzuris has added more than 10 pounds of muscle to his 6-3 frame since arriving in Lincoln last summer.
Dzuris redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Plattsmouth HS)
Dzuris was a force on the defensive line for Plattsmouth High School, leading the Blue Devils to consecutive playoff berths during his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, Dzuris earned second-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and was part of the Lincoln Journal Star Class B all-state football team after collecting 103 total tackles, including 45 solo stops. During his junior season, Dzuris finished with 52 tackles and four sacks. For his efforts, he was named a first-team all-state selection by HuskerLandPreps.com and was a first-team all-area selection from the Omaha World-Herald. Dzuris was also a standout on the Plattsmouth basketball team, where he earned honorable-mention all-state honors as a junior He also competed in track and field. Dzuris was one of 13 Husker walk-ons selected to participate in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl in June. He chose to walk on at Nebraska over scholarship offers from North Dakota and South Dakota.
Dzuris was born on Oct. 13, 1993, and he is the son of Bob and Leesa Dzuris.