HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year varsity starter at wide receiver, safety and long snapper • led team to a 13-0 record and a state championship his senior season • recorded 70 tackles as a senior • named First Team All-State by Northstar Football News and AP in 2016 • named First Team All-Metro by KARE 11 and the Star Tribune in 2016 • named Academic All-State in 2016 • played in the 2016 Minnesota State All-Star Showcase game as the captain of the North Team and was selected as the game MVP for the North defense • also lettered in track and field.
PERSONAL: Born on May 20, 1999 • son of John and Sara Russell • has two brothers (Luke and William) and two sisters (Elizabeth and Jessica).
Jacob Huff Named B1G Player Of The Week
Minnesota safety Jacob Huff was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week today. Huff made four tackles and returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown against Middle Tennessee.
Gophers Beat Blue Raiders 34-3
The Golden Gophers improved to 3-0 on the season with a 34-3 win against Middle Tennessee on Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium.
Time Lapse: Goldy Helmets
Watch as the Gopher Football equipment staff decals the special edition Goldy Gopher football helmets Minnesota will wear on Sept. 16, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium.