John Russell was added to the coaching staff in July of 2011 and serves as a graduate assistant coach on the defensive side of the ball.
Russell lettered four seasons (2006-07-08-09) as a defensive lineman at Wake Forest. Appearing in 51 games with 29 starting assignments, he registered 137 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 quarterback sacks and one interception while helping the Demon Deacons to a record of 33-19 including the 2006 ACC Championship.
After serving as a co-captain and earning second team All-ACC honors during his senior season, Russell signed a free agent contract with the NFL's Green Bay Packers in the spring of 2010. He later spent the 2010 campaign with the Buffalo Bills.
A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Russell graduated from Wake Forest in 2010 with a degree in political science.
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