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#29 John Russo
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Eldorado HS
Experience: Redshirt

NEW MEXICO: Gutsy walk-on wide receiver who parlayed a strong work ethic into playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2013 ... has found a niche on special teams and is looking to expand his role to get on the field on offense on a regular basis ... working hard to pick up the schemes so that he can play faster to the football. 

2013: Played on special teams in four games ... also saw spot duty at wide receiver.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was an All-State wide receiver and cornerback for head coach Charley Dotson at Eldorado High School in Albuquerque ... lettered three years in football and four years in track.

PERSONAL: Born April 5, 1993, in Albuquerque, N.M. ... parents are Frances and Chris Russo ... has two sisters, Liz and Savanna ... Savanna played soccer for Eastern Carolina University ... majoring in biology ... favorite athlete is Jerry Rice and his favorite movie is The Longest Yard.

Saturday, August 30
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