Joe Russo


Utica, N.Y.

High School:
T.R. Proctor

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 235



Joe Russo


Lafayette 27, Colgate 10

Lafayette 27, Colgate 10


Football vs. Yale - Sept. 30, 2006

Lafayette Football

Named team co-captain for the 2008 season

2007: Starting fullback for all 11 games and was an All-Patriot League First-Team selection...named the team's offensive back MVP...scored a touchdown in the season opener vs. Marist off a 12-yard reception; also ran a career-long 33 yards to help set up Lafayette for another score, finishing the day with four rushing attempts for 38 yards and three catches for 36 yards...pulled in a 24-yard pass against Princeton...caught a four-yard pass for a touchdown in the 29-0 shutout against Columbia...gave the Leopards a 7-0 advantage with a touchdown off a one-yard run in the first quarter at Harvard...carried the ball five times for 27 yards and made two receptions for 16 yards vs. Bucknell...named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and the college's Dean's List for the fall semester.

2006: Started all 12 games at fullback...scored five rushing touchdowns and scored on a four-yard pass against Lehigh...had career day with five carries for 49 yards, including touchdowns of nine and 32 yards, at Fordham...ran three times for 19 yards at Colgate...scored on a pair of three-yard runs vs. Yale...caught passes for 20 yards against Penn and 11 yards at Sacred Heart early in the season...had a one-yard run for his first career touchdown at Bucknell...made five tackles on special teams.

2005: Played in all 12 games to letter as a freshman...first career catch was a 30-yard reception on fourth-and-one to set up a touchdown late in the first half against Bucknell...made six tackles on special teams.

AT T.R. PROCTOR HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter at fullback and linebacker...co-captain...all-state fourth-team selection after rushing for 734 yards and catching 23 passes for 257 yards as a senior...claimed all-league first-team and All-Central New York Third-Team honors...also named all-state, All-Central New York and all-league as a junior in 2003...Senior National Honor Society member...Who's Who Among America's High School Students...Albert N. Fox Memorial Award winner...Clarkson University High School Achievement Award winner.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Chemistry...son of Sam and Johann Russo...born 11/19/87.

Year	G/GS	Rec.	Yds.	TD	Lg.	Yds./Rec.	Yds./Game
2005	12/0	1	30	0	30	30.0	        2.5
2006	12/12	14	76	1	20	5.4	        6.3
2007	11/11	12	96	2	24	8.0	        8.7
Totals	35/23	27	202	3	30	7.5	        5.8

RUSHING Year G/GS Att. Yds. TD Lg. Yds./Rush Yds./Game 2005 12/0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 2006 12/12 27 134 5 32 5.0 11.2 2007 12/12 26 126 1 33 4.8 11.5 Totals 35/23 54 262 6 33 4.9 7.5

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