Providence, R.I. - Brown senior inside linebacker Xavier Russo (San Francisco, CA) has been named to the 2014 New England Football Writers Division I All-New England tem. The team will be honored at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 11 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Mass.
Russo earned First Team All-Ivy honors in 2014 after leading the Bears in tackles by a wide margin, making 80 total tackles, third best in the Ivy League. His five quarterback sacks led the Bears and ranked third in the Ivy League.
A Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations concentrator and two-year starter for the Bears, he led the squad with 13 tackles against Yale, made a game high nine tackles vs. Georgetown, including nine solo hits, and led the team by making nine tackles against Harvard. Russo capped off a tremendous career for the Bears with three quarterback sacks in his final game vs. Columbia.