Bobcats visit Bowling Green next Tuesday in a nationally televised matchup on ESPNU.
2012: Finished the year with 21 tackles and saw action in 11 games... Made one solo tackle in Ohio's 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1... Notched a pair of tackles in theBobcats' come-from-behind win at Marshall (Sept. 15)... Recorded a 0.5 sack at Massachusetts (Sept. 29)... Posted a season-high five tacklesat home against Buffalo (Oct. 6)... Totaled three tackles versus Akron (Oct. 13)... Collected three tackles against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 1)... Saw action in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana-Monroe (Dec. 28), making a pair of tackles.
Prior to Ohio: Played linebacker at Oak Hills High School where he tallied 248 tackles with 9.5 sacks and six forced fumbles ... Named top recruit in the MAC by ESPN in 2011 ... Named first-team All-Conference and All-District ... Served as a senior captain... Three-year letterwinner in football and once in baseball... Owned a 3.5 grade point average in high school.
Personal: Son of Joe and Melinda Russell... Born Sept. 3, 1992... Has one younger sister - Hannah... Enjoys fishing... Lists A.J. Green and Joey Votto as his favorite professional athletes and the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds as his favorite professional teams... Majoring in business... Would like to own his own business after college.