Russell Named To 2013 SEC Football Community Service Team

Share on Fancred
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

Photo Courtesy of

STARKVILLE, Miss. - In recent weeks, Mississippi State senior quarterback Tyler Russell has been recognized for his efforts on the field. Monday, the signal caller was honored for what he does off the field.

The Southeastern Conference named the Meridian, Miss., native the week one SEC Football Community Service Team Player of the Week. Russell is heavily involved in the community, whether it is visiting children at Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson or ringing the Salvation Army bell at Christmas time to raise money for families who need it.

Russell, who earlier Monday was named a 2013 team captain along with LaDarius Perkins, Gabe Jackson and Denico Autry, will graduate in December with a degree in kinesiology and a concentration in Sport Studies. Academically, he has led study sessions in the past with his teammates at the MSU academic center.

On the field, Russell has been named to the Maxwell Award Watch list, the Walter Camp Award Watch List and the Davey O'Brien Award Watch List. He is the first player in the 113-year history of Mississippi State football to appear on the watch list for each of the three national awards. States signal caller set 11 single-season school records in 2012, completing 231 throws for 2,897 yards and two-dozen touchdowns. The 6-4, 220-pounder enters his senior season as the schools all-time leader in passing efficiency (136.38), and is only one passing touchdown away from the tying the school record for passing touchdowns (38), held by Derrick Taite (1993-96).

Russell and the rest of his teammates begin the 2013 season next Saturday, Aug. 31 in Houston, Texas, at Reliant Stadium against Oklahoma State. The Texas Kickoff Classic is set for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff and will be televised live nationally on ABC or ESPN2, depending on your location.

For more information on the Maroon and White, follow the program on Twitter at @HailStateFBall, like team on Facebook at and join the squad on Instagram at


Best Western Baseball 2015
Distance Ed- Earn Degree
Columbus Orthopaedic
Maroon Friday - Aspen Bay
Jimmy Johns Maroon Friday
Maroon Friday - Cake Box
Maroon Friday - Iupe's
Maroon Friday - William Wells Tire
Maroon Friday - Libby Story
Maroon Friday - Cappe's
Maroon Friday - The Little Dooey
Maroon Friday - Firehouse Subs
Maroon Friday - Juva Juice
Maroon Friday - Shipley's
Maroon Friday - Stagger In
Maroon Friday - Stromboli's
Maroon Friday - Dave's Darkhorse Tavern
Maroon Friday - Deep South Pout
Maroon Friday - Northeast Mississippi Exterminating
Maroon Friday - Old Venice
MSU Athletics
Best Western
Dawg House
Farm Bureau
Gray Daniels
MSU Athletics
Vivid Seats