17  Jacob Russell
Jacob Russell


Lawrenceburg, Ky.

High School:
Anderson County

Last College:
Eastern Kentucky

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 224




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Blue/White Game, 042112

Kentucky held its annual spring game, the Blue/White game, on Saturday, April 21 at Commonwealth Stadium.

After playing the 2010 season at Eastern Kentucky, he decided to follow a lifelong dream by transferring to Kentucky ... Went through spring practice but will not be eligible to play this season because of the transfer rule ... Has good size, a strong arm and the ability to make plays with his legs ... Also impressed the coaches with his intelligence and work ethic.

At Eastern Kentucky: 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: Class AAAAA Player of the Year as a senior at Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg, Ky. ... Second-team all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal and also tabbed for the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" ... Four-year starter ... Helped guide the 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 .... All-around athlete who also lettered in basketball as a forward and baseball as a first baseman and pitcher ... Received all-state honors in all three sports ... The school's all-time scoring leader in basketball ... Had a perfect 4.0 GPA in high school.

Personal: Born in Versailles, Ky. ... Parents are Eddie and Judy Russell ...
Plans a major in marketing.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium