Two more Trinity Christian Academy state champion Conquerors are on their way to the NFL. Following the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday, defensive men Dominique Ross and Javon Hagan signed undrafted free agent contracts with their new professional teams. Ross signed with the New York Giants, and Hagan inked a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Dominique Ross, New York Giants
Ross, a 2016 TCA graduate, played his college ball at the University of North Carolina.
UNC Football announced the signing late Saturday night via Twitter.
Ross was a linebacker for North Carolina. He played in 42 career games for the Tar Heels, including 13 as a true freshman in 2016. In his final two seasons, he amassed 107 total tackles, 9 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks.
As a Conqueror, Ross played three varsity seasons under head coach Verlon Dorminey. In 34 games, Ross had 56 tackles (44 solo), 30.5 tackles for loss, and 21.5 sacks as he played for the final three of four consecutive Class 3A state championship teams between 2013-2016. Ross was the #38 outside linebacker in the country and #4 in Florida coming out of high school.
Ross is the son of Teresa Miller and Dominique Ross, Sr, a Super Bowl champion with the 1995 Dallas Cowboys.
Dominique's brothers, both also former Conquerors, play college football. Tyrese is currently a redshirt freshman safety at Washington State University, and Tyson is a freshman wide receiver at Valdosta State University. Following their tenure at TCA, they both transferred to and graduated from West Lake High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
Javan Hagan, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Hagan, a 2015 TCA Graduate, played four years as a Bobcat for Ohio University. The Bobcats announced his signing Saturday night via Twitter:
At safety, Hagan played in 52 games for Ohio, amassing 192 solo tackles and 126 assists (318 total tackles). He intercepted 6 passes for 132 yards, forced 9 fumbles, and recovered 4 more.
At Trinity, Hagan played 25 games in two seasons (junior and senior years) and won the first two of Trinity's four consecutive state titles from 2013 to 2016. He had 100 total tackles (58 solo), 3 interceptions for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns, and 1 scoop-and-score. Hagan also played in the 2014 Burger King Bowl Championship Series.
Javon is the son of Anjanette Madison and James Polite.
Conquerors in the NFL
Recent TCA graduates who currently play in the NFL include Isaiah Ford (Miami Dolphins), Kevin Toliver (Chicago Bears), and Andre Smith (Carolina Panthers). Jeff Holland (Denver Broncos) and Kendrick Norton (Panthers, Dolphins) were also on NFL rosters in 2018.