The night before the Sage Hill School football team opened the season, Taylor Ross watched footage of himself running the ball. He wanted to get himself psyched for the game, so he turned on the film from last season.
Ross found it hard recognizing who he was on the field.
"I wasn't No. 22 [last year]," Ross said of the new number he wears on his jersey. "I was No. 10 last year."
The change in number is not the only change in Ross. He looked smaller than he is now.
Ross said he gained 30 pounds in the offseason. He introduced plyometric exercises into his daily routine and he and Sage Hill are thrilled with the results.
Ross has turned into a game-changer at running back. Add record-breaker.
Ross' start to his senior year was a smashing success. He broke Sage Hill's single-game rushing record last week, running for 250 yards in a 20-13 victory against Fairmont Prep.