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Alonzo Russell
WR #17
Height:
6-4
Weight:
210
College:
Toledo
Hometown:
Washington, D.C.
Experience:
1

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      A first-year player who was a 2016 college free agent signee that earned a spot on the practice squad ... Physically impressive receiver who starred at Toledo after originally joining team as a walk-on ... Was an All Mid-American Conference selection by league coaches in all four of his seasons.

      A first-year player who was a 2016 college free agent signee that earned a spot on the practice squad ... Physically impressive receiver who starred at Toledo after originally joining team as a walk-on ... Was an All Mid-American Conference selection by league coaches in all four of his seasons.

 

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as a college free agent on 5-6-16 ... Waived by Bengals on 9-3-16 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-4-16 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-2-17.

 

     2016 highlights: On practice squad for Games 1-16 ... Caught three-for-25 in preseason, including 15-yard catch from Keith Wenning on Sept. 1 vs. Indianapolis for Bengals’ only TD of game.

 

     College: Played four seasons (2012-15) for Toledo, appearing in 50 games ... Redshirt year in 2011 ... Totaled 202 receptions for 3076 yards (15.2), with 24 TDs ... In ’15, played in all 12 games for 10-2 team that closed season with Boca Raton Bowl win over Temple, catching 36-for-618, with five TDs ... In ’14, led 9-4 team in receiving TDs (eight) while ranking second in catches (51) and receiving yards (770) ... Highlights in ’14 included game-winning 22-yard TD in overtime vs. Western Michigan and two TD catches at Cincinnati ... In ’13, earned an ESPN SportsCenter “Play of the Day” with a one-handed TD catch vs. Central Michigan ... Had 56 catches for 960 yards as a redshirt freshman in ’11, including 59-yard TD at Arizona.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Washington, D.C. ... Majored at Toledo in individualized studies ... Attended Woodson High School in Washington, D.C., and then spent one prep season at Milford Academy (New Berlin, N.Y.) ... Was an All-Metro D.C. selection in senior season at Woodson, with 52 receptions for 1153 yards and 14 TDs ... Also played basketball and ran track at Woodson.

 

      NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Russell did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2016 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games.

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