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Dontavius Russell
Dontavius  Russell


Carrollton, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 320


Liberal Arts


Georgia 28, Auburn 7 - SEC Championship

Auburn vs. Georgia - SEC Championship


Auburn vs. Alabama

Auburn vs. Alabama


Auburn 42, ULM 14

Auburn 42, ULM 14


11-28-15 Alabama vs Auburn Football

11-28-15 Alabama vs Auburn Football

Career: Has played in 40 games with 37 starts ... 117 career tackles

2017: Returning starter at defensive tackle … 115 career tackles … had 3 tackles vs. Georgia Southern … sack at Clemson … TFL vs. Mercer … team-best 7 tackles at LSU … led team with 6 tackles at Arkansas … 4 tackles at Texas A&M … 10-yard sack, 4 tackles and a forced fumble vs. Georgia … 5 tackles, sack, 3.5 TFL vs. ULM … 4 tackles vs. Alabama … 6-yard sack in SEC championship … five tackles vs. UCF in Peach Bowl ... Preseason: 2nd team all-SEC (SEC coaches), 3rd team all-SEC (SEC media, CBS Sports)

2016: Second-year starter at defensive tackle ... started in every game … had four tackles against Clemson … recorded four tackles, three QB hurries against Texas A&M … pair of tackles vs. ULM … three tackles, QB hurry at Ole Miss … six tackles at Georgia … three stops vs. Alabama A&M ... four tackles against Oklahoma in Sugar Bowl ... SEC Academic Honor Roll

2015: Redshirt freshman starter at defensive tackle … in first career action, recorded six tackles, 4 QB hurries, 1.5 sack, 2.5 TFL vs. Louisville … five tackles vs. Jacksonville State … two stops vs. Mississippi State … fumble recovery, TFL and five tackles vs. San José State … two tackles at Kentucky … seven tackles, TFL at Arkansas … two tackles at Texas A&M … three tackles vs. Georgia … two tackle assists vs. Alabama … three tackles in Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis ... nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-America ... SEC Academic Honor Roll and Academic Top Tiger

Redshirted for the Tigers ... Academic Top Tiger ... SEC first-year academic honor roll

High School: Physical defender who will clog up the middle ... 62 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 3 sacks as a senior earning first team all-state honors ... helped the Trojans to the 2013 Class 4A state championship game ... high school coach was Rayvan Teague ... Under Armour All-America Game ... also a track and field letterman ... honors graduate ... Scout No. 12 DT, Top 150 nationally ... 247sports No. 12 DT, Top 150 overall ... Rivals No. 13 DT, Top 200 nationally ... ESPN No. 14 DT, Top 200 overall ... PrepStar Top 20 DT

Personal: Son of Latrice Russell and Donald Russell ... has two brothers, Donovan and Donald Jr. ... uncle Dennis Wallace played at Auburn ... birthday is September 18 ... studying in the College of Liberal Arts

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