A graduate of Ursuline Academy and a Woman of the Year honoree by the institution, Becky Catino is an entrepreneur and a board chair for Cincinnati’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul. When she isn’t pursuing business opportunities such as her mobile application GigSmart, Becky Catino enjoys attending Cincinnati Bengals football games.
The Bengals missed the National Football League (NFL) playoffs in 2016 for the first time in six seasons and finished outside of the top 10 in teams’ receiving yards. In an effort to boost their offense, the Bengals used their first-round pick, ninth overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft to select the speedy wide receiver, John Ross. Though he had health concerns heading into the draft, Ross was one of the most explosive wide receivers available and should help the team’s offense in 2017.
Ross debuted as a freshman with the University of Washington in 2013 and was used sparingly in his first two seasons. He underwent knee surgery to repair two meniscus tears in January 2015 and later aggravated the injury, which caused him to miss the entire 2015 season. However, he returned healthy in 2016 and had a career year in which he caught 81 passes for 1,150 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball eight times for 102 yards and one touchdown.