Ross Dwelley

American football player (born 1995)

American football player
Ross Dwelley
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Dwelley in 2019
Personal information
Born: (1995-01-26) January 26, 1995 (age 29)
Sonora, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Oak Ridge
(El Dorado Hills, California)
College:San Diego (2013–2017)
Position:Tight end
Undrafted:2018
Career history
  • San Francisco 49ers (2018–2023)
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-PFL (2017)
  • 2× Second-team All-PFL (2015, 2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Receptions:44
Receiving yards:518
Receiving touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Ross Dwelley (born January 26, 1995) is an American football tight end who is a free agent. He played college football at San Diego and signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

Early years

Dwelley attended Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California, where he played baseball and football. Originally a quarterback during his first two seasons, Dwelley opted not to play football his junior year to focus on baseball but was convinced by Oak Ridge's football coach to return to the sport for his senior season. After moving to tight end, Dwelley made 43 catches for 568 receiving yards and five touchdowns and was named the team's offensive MVP.[1]

College career

After redshirting his freshman year, Dwelley appeared in 47 games (44 starts) over the course of four seasons with the Toreros. During that time he totaled 197 receptions for 2,305 yards and 26 touchdowns.[2] Dwelley was named 2nd team All-Pioneer Football League during his sophomore after leading the Toreros with 54 receptions for 580 yards and three touchdowns and again as a junior after catching 70 passes for 843 yards and 10 touchdowns.[3] During his senior season Dwelley had 50 receptions for 663 yards led all Football Championship Subdivision tight ends with 10 touchdown receptions, despite missing two games due to injury, and was named first-team All-Pioneer League.[4] Dwelley graduated from USD with a degree in industrial and systems engineering.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 4+34 in
(1.95 m)
241 lb
(109 kg)
31+18 in
(0.79 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
4.90 s 1.70 s 2.82 s 4.40 s 7.10 s 27.5 in
(0.70 m)
8 ft 6 in
(2.59 m)
All values from Pro Day[6][7]

2018 season

Dwelley signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2018.[8] He was initially cut at the end of training camp and subsequently signed to the team's practice squad.[9]

Dwelley was promoted from the practice squad to the 49ers' active roster on October 15, 2018, and made his NFL debut on the same night in a 30–33 road loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.[10] Three weeks later, he caught his first NFL pass, an eight-yard reception, in a 34–3 victory over the Oakland Raiders.[11]

Dwelley finished his rookie year with two catches for 14 yards in 11 games and no starts.[12]

2019 season

Dwelley made his first NFL start during a Week 6 20–7 road victory over the Los Angeles Rams, playing fullback following an injury to starter Kyle Juszczyk.[13] During a Week 11 36–26 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, Dwelley scored his first NFL touchdown on a four-yard reception from Jimmy Garoppolo. He also scored a second touchdown on a five-yard pass later in the game.[14]

Dwelley finished his second professional season with 15 receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games and six starts.[15] The 49ers reached Super Bowl LIV, but they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 31–20.[16]

2020 season

On March 24, 2020, Dwelley was re-signed by the 49ers to a one-year, $660,000 contract.[17] He finished the season with 19 receptions for 245 yards and a touchdown in 16 games and nine starts.[18]

2021 season

Dwelley signed a one-year contract extension with the 49ers on March 5, 2021.[19] He finished the season with four receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown in 17 games and two starts.[20]

2022 season

On March 29, 2022, Dwelley re-signed with the 49ers.[21] During a Week 8 31–14 road victory over the Rams, he had a career-long 56-yard reception in the fourth quarter.[22] Dwelley finished the season with three receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown in 12 games and no starts.[23]

2023 season

Dwelley re-signed with the 49ers on March 20, 2023.[24]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2018 SF 11 0 2 14 7.0 8 0
2019 SF 16 6 15 91 6.1 25 2
2020 SF 16 9 19 245 12.9 36 1
2021 SF 17 2 4 51 12.8 21 1
2022 SF 12 0 3 105 35.0 56 1
2023 SF 2 0 1 12 12.0 12 0
Career 74 17 44 518 11.8 56 5

Playoffs

Year Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2019 SF 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2021 SF 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2022 SF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

References

  1. ^ Samrick, Julie (May 16, 2018). "ORHS grad gets shot with 49ers". www.VillageLife.com. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Cohn, Grant (May 1, 2018). "49ers announce 11 undrafted free-agent signings". The Press Democrat. 49ers.pressdemocrat.com. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ross Dwelley signs with San Francisco 49ers". usdtoreros.com. April 30, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Barrows, Matt (March 31, 2018). "49ers to send tight ends coach to work out Sacramento-area pass catcher". The Sacramento Bee. www.sacbee.com. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Norcross, Don (August 24, 2016). "USD tight end plays catch, but not with a baseball". The San Diego Union-Tribune. www.sandiegouniontribune.com. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 Pro Day Schedule and Results". PrideofDetroit.com. Retrieved October 18, 2023.
  7. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Scout Ross Dwelley College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved October 18, 2023.
  8. ^ Fucillo, David (April 30, 2018). "Tracking 49ers undrafted free agent signings following 2018 NFL Draft". Niners Nation. SB Nation. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "49ers Sign 9 Players to the Practice Squad". 49ers.com. September 2, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Fann, Joe (October 15, 2018). "Matt Breida, George Kittle Active for 'Monday Night Football'". 49ers.com. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  11. ^ Fann, Joe (November 1, 2018). "5 Takeaways: 49ers 34, Raiders 3 in Week 9". 49ers.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  12. ^ Holloway, Patrick (January 4, 2019). "Final 2018 stock report for the 49ers TE position". NinersNation.com. SB Nation. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  13. ^ Madson, Kyle (October 13, 2019). "Notes and observations from 49ers 20–7 win vs. Rams". Niners Wire. USA Today. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  14. ^ Maiocco, Matt (November 17, 2019). "49ers' George Kittle impressed with Ross Dwelley's play in his place". Yahoo Sports. NBC Bay Area. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  15. ^ Williams, Doug (March 6, 2020). "49ers' Dwelley Played a Valuable Role in 2019". NBCBayArea.com. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  16. ^ "Super Bowl LIV – San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – February 2nd, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  17. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". 49ers.com. March 24, 2020. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  18. ^ "49ers retain Dwelley, Harris, but Moseley still without contract". San Francisco Chronicle. March 5, 2021. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  19. ^ "49ers Sign Two Players to Extensions". 49ers.com. March 5, 2021. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  20. ^ "Ross Dwelley Career Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  21. ^ "49ers Re-Sign TE Ross Dwelley". 49ers.com. March 28, 2022.
  22. ^ "San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams – October 30th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2022.
  23. ^ "Ross Dwelley Career Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2023.
  24. ^ "49ers Re-Sign TE Ross Dwelley; Sign S Myles Hartsfield". 49ers.com. March 20, 2023.

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