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Russell Brorsen

Position Defensive End
Height 6'4''
Weight 240 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Stillwater, Okla.
High School Stillwater HS

Career Honors: 2008: Lott Trophy Watch List. 2007: Academic All-America First Team (ESPN The Magazine), Academic All-District First Team (ESPN The Magazine), Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2006: Academic All-District First Team (ESPN The Magazine), Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2007 (Jr.): Started all 13 games at left end… Was 10th on the team and third among linemen with 36 tackles… Had four tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks… Shared in a sack at Kansas State and had a solo sack against Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl… Had an interception at Kansas State… Broke up four passes on the year… Had a season-best six tackles vs. Missouri… Had four tackles in a game three times, including vs. Southeastern Louisiana, vs. Nebraska and vs. Virginia Tech… Was the only KU defensive lineman to record at least one tackle in every game… Had a four-yard kickoff return vs. Missouri.

2006 (So.): Played in all 12 games and made eight starts… Had 33 total tackles, including 22 solo stops and 11 assists… Ranked fifth on the team with six tackles-for-loss… Finished third on the team with four quarterback sacks… Ranked third on the team with six quarterback hurries… Led the team with three fumble recoveries including two in the game against Kansas State… Forced and recovered a fumble against Nebraska… Named KU[apos]s defensive player of the week following the Kansas State game… Named first-team Academic All-District by ESPN The Magazine… An Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection.

2005 (Fr.): Moved to defensive end during spring drills… Appeared in all 12 games at tight end… Saw extensive time on several special teams units… Was one of three true freshman to see the field during their rookie campaign.

High School: An All-State First Team selection by the Daily Oklahoman and the State High School Coaches Association… Named the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the district… Was Stillwater High School[apos]s Male Athlete of the Year… Recorded 287 career tackles, including 46 behind the line of scrimmage… Collected 34 quarterback sacks during his career… Was the school[apos]s football player of the year as a sophomore… Earned varsity letters in football, wrestling and track for SHS… Helped the Pioneers to a second-place finish in the district as a senior… Placed in the state wrestling tournament as a sophomore and junior and captured the heavyweight championship as a senior… Coached in football by Kirk Fredrich.

Personal: Born in West Lafayette, Ind., but grew up in Stillwater, Okla… Major is chemistry… Plans to go to dental school… Main hobbies are fishing and video games… Son of Wade and Kathy Brorsen… Has two siblings.

Favorites: Place to eat in Lawrence – Southern Cuisine; Place to play football – Memorial Stadium; Activity other than football – Sleeping; Athlete – Deacon Jones; Pregame ritual – Sleeping; Football memory – Orange Bowl

Defense G UT AT Total TFL Sacks FF FR INT PBU
2007 13 17 19 36 4-19 1.5-14 0 0 1-0 4
2006 12 22 11 33 6-14 4-11 1 3-2 0 0
2005 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 39 30 69 10-33 5.5-25 1 3 1-0 4