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GSU’s Russell named first-team All-America

POSTED: July 11, 2012 9:53 a.m.
Mike Anthony/Statesboro Herald/

Brent Russell (66) is back at Georgia Southern and he’s considered one of the top defensive linemen in FCS football.

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PHILADELPHIA — Georgia Southern defensive tackle Brent Russell has been selected as a preseason Football Championship Subdivision All-American by the Sports Network.
Comer native Russell, a first-team selection by the website after the 2011 season, was recently chosen for the preseason first team after posting a team-best 16.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks last season.
Russell finished with 67 tackles, two pass breakups and a blocked kick.
The Eagles get the 2012 season under way Aug. 1 against Jacksonville in the first of six home games this year at Paulson Stadium in Statesboro.
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