Christian Russell

Christian  Russell


Fayetteville, N.C.

High School:
Hoke County/Hargrave Military Academy

Last College:
East Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 232




NFL Eyes Turn Toward Monday’s Ole Miss Pro Day

Both SEC Network and NFL Network Televising Workouts


No. 22 Rebels Regain Magnolia Bowl Trophy in 38-17 Win Over No. 15 LSU

Rebels Secure Third Victory Against a Top-15 Team This Season


Postgame Notes: Ole Miss vs. Boise State


Preseason Report 08.18: Ole Miss Begins Preparation for Boise State

Rebels Practice Indoors Monday


Ole Miss Football Spring Review

Rebels Prepare For 2014 Season

2015: Played in 12 games with one start at Mike linebacker ... Totaled 36 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, an interception and a forced fumble ... Helped Ole Miss rank top three among SEC teams in tackles for loss (8.1/game - 7th in NCAA), interceptions (15 - t23rd in NCAA) and takeaways (23 - t38th in NCAA) ... Earned second letter ... vs. UT Martin (9/5/15): Made his first career start and tallied three tackles (one solo) with a TFL ... vs. Fresno State (9/12/15): Accumulated five tackles (two solo) with 0.5 TFL ... at #2 Alabama (9/19/15): Made four tackles (one solo), including a TFL ... vs. New Mexico State (10/10/15): Made three tackles (two solo) with a TFL ... at #22 Memphis (10/17/15): Recorded five tackles (four solo) ... vs. #15 Texas A&M (10/24/15): Had four tackles (two solo) ... at Auburn (10/31/15): Made one solo stop ... vs. Arkansas (11/7/15): Registered a QB hurry ... vs. #15 LSU (11/21/15): Posted six tackles (two solo) and had his first career interception, which he returned 36 yards ... at #21 Mississippi State (11/28/15): Made two tackles ... Sugar Bowl vs. #16 Oklahoma State (1/1/16): Made three solo tackles with 1.0 TFL and a forced fumble.

2014: Played in every game as a backup at Mike linebacker ... Totaled 23 tackles, 0.5 TFL and a pass breakup for the year ... Helped Ole Miss lead the nation in scoring defense (16.0 ppg) and lead the SEC in tackles for loss (7.6/game) ... Earned first letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Made his Ole Miss debut and recorded a QB hurry ... at Vanderbilt (9/6/14): Registered a QB hurry ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Posted two solo stops ... vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Made one solo tackle ... at #14 Texas A&M (10/11/14): Recorded nine tackles (five solo), seeing his most action of the year ... at #23 LSU (10/25/14): Assisted on a tackle ... vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Posted four solo stops ... vs. Presbyterian (11/8/14): Broke up a pass ... at Arkansas (11/22/14): Made two tackles with 0.5 TFL ... Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31/14): Made four tackles (one solo) ... Enrolled at Ole Miss in January 2014.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Rated a 4-star prospect by Scout.com and ESPN.com ... Ranked No. 21 among all junior college prospects by Scout.com and No. 22 by ESPN.com ... Rated 3 stars by Rivals.com and 247Sports ... Rated the No. 1 JUCO middle linebacker in the country by Scout.com and ESPN.com ... NJCAA Second Team All-America selection as a sophomore after helping East Mississippi to a 12-0 record and the NJCAA national championship ... Helped the EMCC defense finish second nationally allowing just 9.8 points per game and first nationally with 67 sacks ... Posted 80 tackles, including seven TFLs and three sacks ... Scored two defensive touchdowns and totaled eight pass breakups, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... Had nine tackles in the NJCAA national title game ... Named to the NJCAA All-Region 23 team, first team MACJC All-State, and MACJC North Division Defensive Back MVP ... Earned second team MACJC All-North Division honors as a freshman after totaling a team-high 77 tackles, six TFLs, three sacks, four fumble recoveries, two pass breakups and a forced fumble ... Helped EMCC go 20-2 during his two seasons ... Coached in junior college by Buddy Stephens.

PREP SCHOOL: Attended Hargrave Military Academy in 2011.

HIGH SCHOOL: Tabbed a 3-star prospect and top-40 linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Played his senior season at Hoke County High School (Raeford, N.C.), earning a spot in the North Carolina East-West All-Star Game ... Was a three-year starter at Westover High School (Fayetteville, N.C.), where he racked up more than 350 tackles and 2,000 rushing yards ... Had 136 tackles on defense and 1,728 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns on offense as a junior.

PERSONAL: Full name is Christian James Russell ... Born: Nov. 7, 1991 ... General studies major ... Participated in a mission trip to Haiti in 2015.





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