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Along with the newest rookies, John Russell was signed by the Green Bay Packers football team in April 2010.
John Russell spent his college years at Wake Forest. He earned a varsity letter all four seasons and by the time he graduated, John Russell had competed in 51 games with 29 starts. During John Russell's senior season, he made the second team for the All-Atlantic Coast Conference and was top among the Wake Forest players with eight tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, and 46 tackles.
As a junior, John Russell was a starter for all the games (13) and again played as defensive tackle. He made four sacks that season, landing him second on the squad. John Russell found playing time as a freshman and sophomore, too, and surprised the coaching staff with his natural ability.
John Russell spent his junior and senior years of high school at Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Florida. His team went 14-0 during John Russell's senior year and they also captured the Florida 3A state championship. Individually, John Russell received first-team all-state honors. The Times-Union considered John Russell to be one of the top 24 players in the state. As a junior, John Russell had 103 tackles, 10 sacks and two fumble recoveries. These impressive figures earned John Russell All-First Coast and all-region honors. Prior to his time there, John Russell played freshman and sophomore years with Irwin County High in Ocilla, Georgia.
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