Russell Farris
Russell  Farris


Ventress, La.

High School:
Livonia HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 232





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2016 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention

2016: Saw action in all 14 games, while starting 11 for the Bulldogs ... Registered 75 total tackles (43 solo, 32 assisted) with 7.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks for a loss of 10 yards, three QB hurries and one fumble recovery for a touchdown ... Recovered his first career fumble and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown in LA Tech's win at UMass (10/15) ... Had a career-high 10 tackles (4 solo, 6 assisted) versus UTEP (10/1).

2015: Played in all 13 games, totaling 24 tackles (14 solo, 10 assisted) with one sack ... Registered four total tackles (one solo, three assisted) against Southern (9/5) ... Recorded two tackles (one solo, one assisted) at WKU (9/10) ... Recorded one tackle (solo) against Kansas State (9/19) ... Posted two solo tackles against ULL (10/3) ... Tallied first career sack to go along with three tackles (one solo, two assisted) against UTSA (10/10) ... Recorded two tackles (one solo, one assisted) against Middle Tennessee (10/24) ... Recorded two solo tackles against Rice (10/30) ... Registered four tackles (two solo, two assisted), including an assist on a tackle for loss against North Texas (11/7) ... Recorded two solo tackles against UTEP (11/21) ... Posted a solo tackle against Southern Miss (11/28) ... Assisted on a tackle versus Arkansas State (12/19) in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

Registered 23 total tackles on the year (12 solo, 11 assisted) in 14 games played with one tackle for a loss of two yards ... Recorded his first career tackle at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/6) ... Registered four total tackles (two solo, two assisted) at North Texas (9/11) ... Totaled four tackles (two solo, two assisted) against UTEP (10/4) ... Led the team with nine total tackles (six solo, three assisted) against UTSA (10/18) ... Assisted on a tackle at Southern Miss (10/25) ... His only tackle against Western Kentucky (11/1) was a solo stop for a loss of two yards ... Assisted on one tackle at Marshall in the C-USA Championship Game (12/6) ... Assisted on two tackles against Illinois (12/26) in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.

High School: Graduated from Livonia High School in 2014 ... Lettered in football and track ... Won the Warrick Dunn Award for the being the top football player in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area and was a first team all-state honoree while leading his team to the state championship game ... During his senior season, ran the ball 222 times for 1,680 yards and 13 touchdowns while the two-way player also tallied 156 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, two sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one defensive touchdown as a linebacker ... Coached by David Brewerton.

Personal: Russell Donnie Farris, Jr. ... Son of Russell Sr. and Michelle Farris ... Born on April 13, 1996 in Baton Rouge ... Has two siblings: Russell and Mitchelle ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Southern Miss, McNeese State, Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana ... Recruited by Joe Sloan.


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