Amidst a disappointing season for the Panthers, Russell has been one of the most vital players for the team.
So far, he’s third in the Colonial Athletic Association ranking for yards rushed per game, with an average of 95.8 yards.
Despite not getting the ball enough, Russell led the team in rushing in every game so far, passing the 100-yard mark against South Carolina State and Richmond.
On the post-game press conference against Richmond, head coach Bill Curry praised the Fla. native.
“You just see how valuable he is,” Curry said. “We just have to keep giving it to him.”
The senior running back is a sociology major and plans to follow football in the future.