Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2014)
Junior Ross Dzuris has made steady progress throughout his Nebraska career, and in 2015 he will look to compete for playing time at defensive end. Junior Greg McMullen and senior Jack Gangwish return and have extensive game experience, however the opportunity for playing time behind that duo is wide open and Dzuris is a leading contender for a top backup job.
A walk-on from Plattsmouth High School, Dzuris has made excellent strides in the weight room during his time in Lincoln, adding nearly 20 pounds of muscle to his 6-3 frame.
Dzuris added depth at defensive end, but did not play in a game.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Dzuris was a reserve defensive end, but did not appear in a game.
Dzuris walked on and redshirted in his first season in the program.
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.
Dzuris had 52 tackles and four sacks as a junior, and 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 earned honorable-mention all-state recognition as a junior in basketball, and competed in track and field. Dzuris participated in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl in June of 2012. He chose to walk on at Nebraska over scholarship offers from North Dakota and South Dakota.
The son of Bob and Leesa Dzuris, Ross was born on Oct. 13, 1993. He is majoring in business administration, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll twice. He has volunteered time with the Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.