37 Anderson Russell

Anderson Russell Ohio State
usa United States
Atlanta, GA
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2005, 2006

Major: Undeclared (2005-06)

Weight: 190 (2005-06)

2006 Media Guide: Talented young defender who will figure in the rotation at safety in 2006 … was redshirted last year as a true freshman … projected himself into the picture for playing time with a strong spring showing … heads into the fall listed behind Jamario O’Neal at strong safety … can play either safety position and could also be the nickel back … coaches like his 110 percent energy level and compare him to last year’s starter and first-round NFL draft pick Donte Whitner in that regard … is an intelligent player who learns quickly … will be hard to keep off the field if he continues to improve in the fall at the same rate he did in the spring … timed at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash.

2005: Played with the scout team and did not see any game action … impressed the coaching staff with his work ethic and understanding of what was expected of him … came close to being thrown into the fray a couple of times, but was ultimately redshirted.

High School: Outstanding athlete who can play several positions … averaged 8.4 yards per carry as a senior on 90 attempts … named one of Georgia’s 50 best players by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … rushed for 758 yards and scored 14 touchdowns as a senior in Marist’s wishbone offense … was Marist’s leading receiver with seven catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns … averaged 19.1 yards on kickoff returns … ran a 4.4 second 40-yard dash at the Ohio State camp last summer … joins Atlanta native Brandon Mitchell on the OSU roster … played for Alan Chadwick.

Personal: Is the son of Kevin and Karen Russell … current OSU graduate assistant Paul Nichols was a quarterback at Marist before playing college football at Davidson … his older brother, Brandon, played football at North Carolina and played with Nichols at Marist … his father, Kevin, also played college football and played for the Philadelphia Eagles.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2006Ohio State5016881.01000010000