Russell Earns SCSMA First Team All-SoCon Honor
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern redshirt-freshman defensive lineman Redshirt-freshman Brent Russell (Comer/Madison County) was named First Team All-Southern Conference by the SoCon Sports Media Association. The Association's announcement came Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 25).
Russell became just the third Eagle this decade to earn First Team All-Conference honors as a freshman (Jermaine Austin, 2002; Dan Jordan, 2004). He was the only rookie selected to this year's top squad and one of only two selected overall (Joshua Williams/Chattanooga). Georgia Southern (5-6 overall) closed out its season last Saturday with a 13-6 win over The Citadel.
Russell, a Second Team pick by the coaches, tied for 55th nationally in sacks (team-leading 6.0 in 11 games) and stands 84th in tackles for a loss (11.0). Starting in all 11 games, he is the second-highest ranked freshman in the country in sacks. Russell finished with 48 tackles, blocked three kicks, recorded an interception and forced a fumble.
- Category: Football
- Published on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 14:20