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#99 Carl Russell
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 275
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: H.D. Woodson HS

A tall, rangy defensive lineman who will battle for time in the fall ... missed the spring while recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2009): Played in 11 games as a reserve defensive lineman ... saw most of his time at anchor (strongside end) ... had two tackles vs. MTSU (9/19) ... posted a career-best three tackles at Duke (10/24) .... missed the NC State game (11/7) with a shoulder injury.

As a Freshman (2008): Served a redshirt season ... enrolled in school in January and participated in spring practice.

At H.D. Woodson High School: A standout two-way lineman who had a breakout senior season ... earned honorable mention All-Met honors as an offensive lineman in 2006 ... a Pigskin Club All-Metropolitan choice as a senior defensive lineman ... also secured first-team All-DCIAA East accolades three times, twice as an offensive lineman and once as a defensive lineman ... posted 77 tackles, including a career-high 14 sacks, with five forced fumbles from his defensive end position in 2006 ... named his team's most outstanding lineman his final three seasons ... also recruited by Rutgers, North Carolina, Illinois and Michigan State ... coached by Greg Fuller.

Personal: Parents are Tonya Russell and Anthony Harris ... an honor roll student in high school ... won the 2007 United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete of the Year Award ... plays the keyboard and likes to draw in his spare time ... a family science major.


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