The California native said it is a pastime he fell in love with in high school, and his passion for writing helped lead him to major in American ethnic studies at the University of Washington, where he is still finishing up his studies this spring.
“I could have been an English major, but I was more interested in learning about different cultures and writing about different cultures,” he said.
During the Bengals rookie minicamp last weekend, he said his inspirations aren’t limited to schoolwork.
“It doesn’t really matter. I can write about anything — it just depends on how passionate the subject is, however I feel about it,” Ross said. “If I really like it, I think I’ll write something really good about it.”