Ross Blackard's career at a glance:

Height/Weight: 5-8/215

Class: Senior

Positions: Center/Defensive End

Last week: Helped pave the way for Spartans to generate 398 yards of total offense (213 rushing, 185 passing) in 34-6 season-opening win over Riverdale. ... Recorded 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss at defensive end.

2013: Played multiple positions while making 10 starts (missed Glenbrook game with an injury).

2012: Started at center as a sophomore.

Miscellaneous: 3.3 student. ... Also competes in shot put for track team.