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Draft Scout Brent Russell News
04/29/13 - The Bears on Sunday agreed to terms with the following 10 undrafted free agents: Georgia Southern defensive tackle Brent Russell...Russell started 52 career games, recording 231 tackles, 54.5 tackles-for-loss, 25 sacks, one interception and five blocked kicks. Last season as a senior he registered 44 tackles, 8.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.5 sacks in 13 games. - Larry Mayer, ChicagoBears.com
11/06/12 - Georgia Southern more than likely will be without All-America nose tackle Brent Russell when it meets Howard at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Eagles’ final home game of the season. Eagles head coach Jeff Monken said Monday that Russell had been suspended indefinitely following his arrest by the Georgia Southern Department of Public Safety early Sunday morning. Russell was charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. Police were called to break up a fight between a man and a woman at a bar in Statesboro, and Russell was among the crowd that was told to disperse. According to the arrest report, Russell exchanged words with an officer, and he was told to leave or he would be arrested. When Russell refused to leave the scene, he was arrested. “I’ll be the one who will make the decision as to when he will be reinstated,” Monken said. “There will be certain criteria, including community service, which will have to be met, and then I’ll make my decision as to his return to the team. “He hates it, he’s embarrassed and ashamed. The kid really loves football, and he’s lost without it. This really hurts him.” - Mike Brown, The Macon Telegraph
09/22/12 - Ezayi Youyoute ran for 106 yards and added 66 through the air as Georgia Southern rallied to beat Elon 26-23 on Saturday night. There were four lead changes before Elon (2-2, 0-1 Southern Conference) jumped ahead 20-16 late in the third quarter. Dominique Swope's 2-yard touchdown put Georgia Southern back on top but the Phoenix managed to tie the game 23-all behind a 33-yard field goal from Adam Shreiner. Georgia Southern's defense stiffened, however, holding Elon to just one first down in the fourth quarter. The Eagles (2-1, 1-1) took the lead for good on Alex Hanks' 32-yard field goal with 3 minutes, 40 seconds left to play. Elon had the chance to rally, but Darius Eubanks intercepted Thomas Wilson's pass to put the game away. The Eagles' option offense, which amassed 342 rushing yards, has rushed for 300 or more yards in six of its last seven games. - AP Sports
07/28/12 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Brent Russell, Sr., Georgia Southern, has been selected First Team Preseason All-Southern Conference football for the 2012 college football season by the league's head coaches. Russell posted a team-best 16.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks last season. The senior defensive tackle also finished fourth on the team with 67 tackles, two pass breakups and a blocked kick. - Georgia Southern football
07/26/12 - The Georgia Southern Eagles have been selected the preseason favorite in the Southern Conference for 2012 in balloting conducted by the league's head football coaches. It is the first time the Eagles have been picked in the top spot of the coaches poll since 2003. GSU earned 63 points with seven first-place votes. Georgia Southern won the league championship in 2011 with a 7-1 mark. Georgia Southern returns eight offensive starters and seven defensive starters, including the league's reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Brent Russell. Appalachian State was picked second with 57 points and two first-place votes. The Mountaineers finished in a tie for second place in the conference standings last season with a 6-2 mark. Appalachian State made its seventh consecutive appearance in the FCS Playoffs last year. Wofford was slotted third after finishing 2011 with an 8-4 (6-2 SoCon) record. The Terriers have earned a berth in the FCS Playoffs in four of the last five years and return Eric Breitenstein, the 2011 Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year. - SoCon football