UK Junior J.T. Riddle Sets New School-Record with a 6-for-6 Game
Summer Played in 43 games with 38 starts for the Newark Pilots in the Perfect Game Collegiate League ... Hit .199 (27-for-136) with 22 runs, three doubles, four triples, four homers and 27 RBI ... Had an 11-45 walk-strikeout ratio, stealing 3-of-4 bases and notching four outfield assists.
2013 Played in four games off the bench in his first return to baseball since 2009 ... Batted .167 (1-for-6) with two runs scored and an RBI ... Made NCAA baseball debut with three at bats off the bench vs. Niagara, scoring a run ... Scored a run after pinch running vs. Akron ... Collected first career hit vs. No. 9 Louisville, driving in a run with an RBI single ... Came on in a key situation in the 18-inning marathon at Western Kentucky, needing a sac fly to give UK the lead in extra innings, but struck out.
2011-12 (Football) Practiced with the football team during his transfer season ... Able to use it as a redshirt year because he played as a true freshman at EKU.
2010 (Eastern Kentucky Football) Played in seven games as a true freshman for the Colonels in 2010 ... Completed 12 of 26 passes for 125 yards ... Rushed 36 times for a net 84 yards and two touchdowns.
High School Former all-state first baseman and pitcher, also earning all-state honors in football and basketball ... Football Class AAAAA Player of the Year as a senior at Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg, Ky. ... In football was second-team all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal and also tabbed for the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" ... Four-year starter at quarterback ... Helped guide the football team to the playoffs all four seasons, including the second round his junior season ... Completed 56.5 percent of his passes for 6,733 yards and 65 touchdowns in high school ... Also ran for 823 yards and 38 TDs ... Coached by Mark Peach ... The school's all-time scoring leader in basketball ... Had a perfect 4.0 GPA in high school.
Personal Full name is Jacob Freeman Russell ... Born May 5, 1992 in Versailles, Ky. ... Son of Eddie and Judy Russell ... Brother, Bruce (23) also attended the University of Kentucky ... In 2011, helped with the football team as they worked in Big Blue U Move-In, moving in incoming students.