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    KeiVarae

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Everett, WA

    High School:
    Mariner

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 190

    Position:
    Cornerback


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    02/01/2012

    Coach Kelly Signing Day Press Conference

    Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly recaps the 2012 football signing class.

    02/01/2012

    FB: Russell, KeiVarae Player Highlights

    KeiVarae Russell high school highlights

    12/28/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Rutgers - UTSI

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl

    11/30/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    Notre Dame vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    09/21/2013

    No. 22 Notre Dame vs. Michigan State (USATSI)

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    09/07/2013

    Notre Dame at Michigan (USATSI)

    The Irish fell 41-30 in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109.

    01/07/2013

    Irish Title Hopes Halted By Crimson Tide, 42-14 (AP)

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    KEIVARAE RUSSELL'S HONORS & AWARDS

    Bednarik Award Watch List (2014)

    Nagurski Trophy Watch List (2014)

    FWAA Freshman All-American (2012)

    CBS Sports.com Freshman All-American (2012)

    Sporting News Second Team Freshman All-American (2012)

    Scout.com Second Team Freshman All-American (2012)

    RUSSELL'S CAREER HIGHS

    All-purpose yards: 31, Michigan, Sep 22, 2012

    Interceptions: 1, three times

    Long interception return: 31, Michigan, Sep 22, 2012

    Tackles: 9, at Oklahoma, Oct 27, 2012 (6-3)

    Sacks: .5, Purdue, Sep 08, 2012 (0-1)

    Tackles for loss: 1.0, BYU, Oct 20, 2012 (1-0); at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (1-0)

    Fumbles recovered: 1, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013

    Pass breakups: 3, vs Rutgers, Dec 28, 2013 ; Michigan State, Sep 21, 2013

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games at cornerback ... has started all 26 games over his two year career ... registered 51 total tackles, including 40 solo stops ... collected one and a half tackles for loss, one interception, one fumble recovery, one quarterback hurry and eight pass breakups ... collected a pair of tackles, one interception and three pass breakups in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) ... recorded a season-high seven tackles in the victory over BYU (Nov. 30) ... registered six tackles, all solo, a tackle for loss and fumble recovery in the victory at Air Force (Oct. 26) ... had six tackles, all solo, in the victory over Arizona State (Oct. 5) ... added four tackles against Michigan (Sept. 7), Purdue (Sept. 14), Michigan State (Sept. 21), Navy (Nov. 2) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) ... broke up three passes against Michigan State (Sept. 21).

    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 a half 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) ... had 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 signalcaller 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 TDs 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 a junior in 2010 ... rushed 159 times for 1,232 yards and 14 TDs as a 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, majoring in marketing.

    Russell's Career Statistics

    Tackles
    Year G-S TT UT AT TFL Scks FF FR BLK
    2012 13-13 58 37 21 2.0-7 0.5-4 0 0 0
    2013 13-13 51 40 11 1.5-2 0.5-4 0 1 0
    TOTALS 26-26 109 77 32 3.5-9 0.5-4 0 1 0
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