Position
Defensive Back
Height
5'11
Weight
179 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Gramercy, La.
High School
John Curtis HS

(updated 8/19/03)

Left the team during fall practices of his redshirt freshman team … Expected to transfer.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2002.

HIGH SCHOOL
Talented defensive back who was considered one of the state’s best cover corners … Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen as well as the New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip 15 list in leading John Curtis to its 17th state title … Had an interception in the state championship game … First team 4A All-State after recording 86 tackles, 31 pass breakups and nine interceptions as a senior … Also named to the All-East Jefferson Parish team and the All-New Orleans Metro team … Coached by J.T. Curtis.

PERSONAL
Full name is Vernon Allen Russell, Jr. … Born on Oct. 27, 1983, in New Orleans … Majoring in kinesiology.

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