Michigan linebacker Josh Ross has made a decision on his future.

Ross announced in a note on Instagram that he will be declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft, passing on the chance to return to Michigan for another season. The linebacker was a star for the Wolverines’ defense during a 12-2 campaign in 2021.

Ross is another major contributor from Michigan’s defense to declare for the draft. Also making the decision to take the next step are Chris Hinton, Aidan Hutchinson, Dax Hill and David Ojabo.


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“We reached heights that nobody but the TEAM believed, but it’s only the beginning,” Ross wrote. “It’s been a 5 year ride with ups and downs, grit and hard work.

“One thing I know is we set goals and a mission to how we as a TEAM wanted to be, put our head down and got the train rolling.”

Ross was the B1G’s sixth-leading tackler and posted a team-best 106 stops on the year. He also had 9 tackles for loss, 8 quarterback hurries and 2 pass break-ups. He was a big part of a team that won a B1G title and reached the College Football Playoff for the first time ever.

Over the course of his career at Michigan, Ross has piled up 235 stops, including 16 for loss and 2.5 sacks. He also broke up 4 passes and registered 1 interception.