Russell Named SoCon Defensive Football Student-Athlete for November
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -The Southern Conference announced its November athletes of the month today recognizing athletic excellence among student-athletes in their particular sport during the previous month's competition. Georgia Southern sophomore nose tackle Brent Russell (Comer, Ga.) was selected as the November student-athlete of the month representing the defensive football players in the league.
Russell helped lead the Eagles to a 4-0 month of November which included wins over then-top-ranked and previously undefeated Appalachian State and 11th-ranked South Carolina State in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs. The Eagle defense held the Mountaineers to 114 yards on the ground and a season low 323 yards of total offense in a 21-14 overtime win on Nov. 6. Russell shared the team lead for tackles in that game with six, including 2.5 tackles for loss for 12 yards.
The First-Team All-SoCon selection recorded seven tackles in Eagles' win at Western Carolina with 3.5 tackles for loss for a total of 22 yards. He also registered four assisted tackles in comeback victory at Furman and helped keep the Paladins scoreless in the fourth quarter. In the FCS playoff game against the Bulldogs, he tallied four tackles with one tackle for a loss of nine yards. Russell forced a fumble that led to an Eagle recovery and return for touchdown. For the month, he recorded 22 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.
The athletes of the month are nominated by each member institution and selected by the conference office.
- Category: Football
- Published on Wednesday, 08 December 2010 16:54