Ryan Russell
Ryan Russell


Carrollton, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 273

Defensive End


Purdue Can't Complete Comeback, Falls 45-31 to No. 8 Michigan State

Akeem Hunt scored three touchdowns to lead the Boilermakers.


Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.


Spring Award Winners Announced

Coach Hazell carries on a tradition started by Coach Tiller in 1997.


Team Black Blanks Team Gold, 14-0

Running back Akeem Hunt finished with 134 yards rushing on 19 carries with one touchdown.


Teams Set After Spring Draft

Team Black will take on Team Gold on Saturday in the Spring Game at Ross-Ade Stadium.


Purdue vs. Indiana (USATSI)

Purdue vs. Indiana (USATSI)


AP Photos: Purdue at No. 7 Ohio State

AP Photos: Purdue at No. 7 Ohio State


AP Photos: Purdue vs. Michigan

AP Photos: Purdue vs. Michigan


Purdue vs. Minnesota - AP Photos - 10/08/11

Purdue vs. Minnesota - AP Photos - 10/08/11

2013: Appeared in all 12 games, making 11 starts ... had 35 tackles, 25 solo, with 5.5 for loss with a pair of sacks ... finished with six tackles, five solo, with a sack at Cincinnati on Aug. 31 ... had two tackles, including a sack, against Indiana State on Sept. 7 ... had four tackles, all solo, including a pair for loss against No. 21 Notre Dame on Sept. 14 ... had one tackle at No. 24 Wisconsin on Sept. 21 ... finished with one tackle against Northern Illinois on Sept. 28 ... finished with two stops against Nebraska on Oct. 12 ... had five tackles at Michigan State on Oct. 19 ... had one tackle against No. 4 Ohio State on Nov. 2 ... had three tackles, all solo, against Iowa on Nov. 9 ... had three tackles, including an assisted TFL, at Penn State on Nov. 16 ... had one tackle against Illinois on Nov. 23 ... finished the season with six tackles, including one for loss, at Indiana on Nov. 30.

2012: Started all 13 games ... second on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss ... finished with 37 total tackles, including 29 solo stops and 4.0 sacks ... had four tackles against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 1 ... had 2.5 tackles for loss with a sack among a career-high seven total stops at No. 22 Notre Dame on Sept. 8 ... had 2.0 TFLs with a sack against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 15 ... broke up a pass and had one tackle against Wisconsin on Oct. 13 ... had six tackles, five solo, with a sack at No. 7 Ohio State on Oct. 20 ... finished with four tackles at Minnesota on Oct. 27 ... had three unassisted tackles at Iowa on Nov. 10 ... had 2.0 TFLs against Indiana on Nov. 7 ... had a career-high seven solo tackles, including a sack, in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Oklahoma State on Jan. 1, 2013.

2011: Appeared in all 13, making 11 starts ... had 33 tackles, including 18 solo, with 4.5 for losses, a sack, three fumbles forced and three fumbles recovered ... had a pair of solo tackles against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 3 ... recorded first career TFL amongst three total tackles at Rice on Sept. 10 ... finished with three tackles, two solo, against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 17 ... had two tackles against Notre Dame on Oct. 1 ... recovered a pair of fumbles against Minnesota on Oct. 8 ... had four tackles, including first career sack, and forced a fumble at Penn State on Oct. 15 ... finished with two tackles, including an assisted TFL, against Illinois on Oct. 22 ... had four tackles, two solo, at Michigan on Oct. 29 ... had three tackles at Wisconsin on Nov. 5 ... had two tackles against Ohio State on Nov. 12 ... finished with three stops against Iowa on Nov. 19 ... finished with four tackles, including 2.0 TFLs, and a fumble forced at Indiana on Nov. 26 ... had one tackle and returned a fumble 24 yards against Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 27.

2010: Did not play.

High School: Second team all-district honoree as senior ... named team Most Valuable Player for defense ... had 62 total tackles, 49 solo and 13 assisted, including 17 for losses and five sacks his senior season ... missed parts of junior season due to injury ... coach was Kyle Geller.

Personal: Given name is Ryan Kamey Russell ... born Jan. 17, 1992 ... majoring in sociology.