Long interception return: 31, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012
Tackles: 9, at Oklahoma, Oct. 27, 2012 (6-3)
Sacks: .5, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (0-1)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, BYU, Oct. 20, 2012 (1-0)
Pass breakups: 1, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012; at Michigan State, Sept. 15, 2012
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Enjoyed an exceptional freshman campaign, starting all 13 games ... named to Freshman All-America teams by both Football Writers Association of America and CBS Sports.com ... selected a second-team Freshman All-American by Sporting News and Scout.com ... recorded 58 tackles (fifth on the team), 37 of which were solo, with two tackles for loss ... ranked third on the Irish with two interceptions ... opened the season with five tackles against Navy (Sept. 1) ... combined with teammate Louis Nix III for half-a-sack of quarterback Robert Marve in the win over Purdue (Sept. 8) ... picked off first career pass against Michigan (Sept. 22), and returned the ball a career-long 31 yards ... was the second freshman to log an interception during the game (Nicky Baratti) ... finished with six tackles in the Shamrock Series game against Miami (Oct. 6) ... credited with seven total tackles against Stanford (Oct. 13) ... six unassisted stops, including one for a loss, in the victory over BYU (Oct. 20) ... career-high nine tackles (six unassisted) and a half tackle for loss in the triumph at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) ... recorded five total tackles against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) ... ended the regular season with three tackles and a crucial interception of signal caller Max Wittek in Irish territory during the win at USC (Nov. 24) ... tallied eight tackles in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Listed 122nd player nationally on 247Sports chart of top prospects . . . ranked the fifth-best all-purpose back in the nation and third-best player from Washington by 247Sports . . . rated 124th on Rivals.com Rivals250 list . . . listed as ninth-best athlete in the nation and third-best player in Washington by Rivals.com . . . rated number-138 player nationally and 12th-best tailback in his class by MaxPreps and Tom Lemming . . . rated 12th nationally among running backs and fourth-best player in Washington by SuperPrep . . . listed 207th nationally on Scout.com Scout 300 rankings . . . named to Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 list as one of the 100 best players in 13 western U.S. states . . . first-team 2011 Washington Class 4A all-state running back by Associated Press . . . gained 1,293 rushing yards on 177 attempts with 14 touchdowns as senior in 2011 despite missing three games due to injury . . . also caught five passes in 2011 for 69 yards and one TD and completed all three of his passes for 58 yards and another TD . . . first-team all-area running back by Everett Herald - and finished second in voting for all-area offensive player of the year . . . standout running back at Mariner High School in Everett, Wash. . . . rushed 30 times for 284 yards and four TDs in 28-24 win over Mount Vernon in second game of 2011 season . . . accounted for 1,850 rushing yards on 288 carries with 20 TDs as junior in 2010 . . . rushed 159 times for 1,232 yards and 14 TDs as sophomore in 2009, to go with five catches for 120 yards and two TDs . . . also played defensive back as a sophomore, making 25 tackles and three interceptions . . . carried 36 times as freshman for 182 yards and two TDs in 2008 . . . selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio . . . coached by John Ondriezek at Mariner High School . . . son of Keith Russell and Yolanda Phillips ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business.