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#85 Alex Russian
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 226 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Round Rock, Texas
High School: Round Rock HS
Major: Business (Masters)
Born: 01/26/1989
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Alex Russian Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/23/2012

2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll

NFL
Invited to free agent tryout by the Pittsburgh Steelers following the 2012 NFL Draft.

CAREER
Played in 20 games during his five years at LSU ... Saw action in a backup role at tight end ... Served as LSU's starting deep snapper as a redshirt freshman in 2008 ... Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2010 and 2011 ... Graduated in August of 2011 with a degree in sports administration ... Lettered in both 2008 and 2011.

SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Played in three games with no statistics ... Served as LSU's snapper in the win over Northwestern State in week 2 ... Also saw action against Western Kentucky and against Alabama in the national title game ... SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Did not play in any contests as a junior ... SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
A backup deep snapper on both punts and placekicks ... Started at deep snapper on punts for first four games of season ... Also served as a backup tight end.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in all 13 games for the Tigers in 2008 ... Saw majority of his action as the snapper for both punts and placekicks ... Did not record any statistics from the tight end position.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL
A blue-chip tight end from the state of Texas ... Ranked the 21st-best tight end in the nation by Rivals.com ... Member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100 and earned Class 5A honorable mention all-state honors ... Had 22 receptions for 315 yards and seven touchdowns ... Led his team to a regional semifinal berth in the Class 5A playoffs ... Caught a 10-yard touchdown pass in the Dragons' win over A&M Consolidated at College Station ... The team later upset undefeated Lufkin in the area round, a game in which he had four receptions for 57 yards and one touchdown ... Coached by Lanny Wilson.

PERSONAL
Full name is Alexander Thomas Russian ... Parents are Tom Russian and Sylvia Acosta ... Has one sister, Annie ... Born Jan. 26, 1989, in Austin, Texas.

RUSSIAN'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

Year

G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG

2007

Redshirt Season

2008

13-0
0
0
0
0

2009

4-0
0
0
0
0

2010

0

0

0

0

0

2011

3-0

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

20-0
0
0
0
0

 

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