By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
GSUs Russell named first-team All-America
Brent Russell (66) is back at Georgia Southern and hes considered one of the top defensive linemen in FCS football. - photo by Mike Anthony/Statesboro Herald

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.
Season tickets can be ordered by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS or by going to
Fans can also follow the Eagles at or receive short updates at, or on Google+ at

Sign up for our e-newsletters