Distinguished Alumnus of the Day: Chelcie Ross

Chelcie Ross

Chelcie Ross, class of 1964, appeared in three of the highest-grossing sports movies ever made:

Chelcie Ross

  • Rudy, a true story about a walk-on football player at Notre Dame (Ross played Irish coach Dan Devine)
  • Hoosiers, also a true story of a small-town high school basketball team in Indiana (he played a member of the community determined to run off the team’s coach)
  • Major League, a fictional story about a collection of misfits who win the American League pennant (he played Eddie Harris, one of the misfits)
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    Ross came to San Marcos on a baseball scholarship, and he also served as the student commander of the Air Force ROTC. He didn’t get into acting until his senior year, when he was cast in the title role of King Lear. He earned a Bronze Star while on active duty in Vietnam, then left the military in 1970 to pursue a career in acting.

    Ross is profiled today by Steve Wulf in the digital version of ESPN Magazine.

    Ross’ credits on IMDB.

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