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Redskins Sign Undrafted Rookies Russell, Jacobs


The Redskins signed two undrafted rookie free agents on Wednesday in Ohio State safety Anderson Russell and Liberty defensive lineman Trey Jacobs.

Russell, 6-0 and 205 pounds, started 43 of 44 career games over four seasons at Ohio State.

He recorded 194 career tackles, six interceptions, four forced fumbles and three sacks in helping lead Ohio State to four consecutive Big Ten Conference championships and back-to-back BCS National Championship appearances in 2006 and 2007, a Rose Bowl victory in 2010 and an overall record of 44-8.

Following his sophomore campaign, he was honored with the school's Jim Marshall "Warrior" Award while also being named first-team All-Big Ten by

Russell attended Marist School in Atlanta.

Jacobs, 6-4 and 295 pounds, played college football at Liberty, where as a senior captain he played in 11 games and recorded 37 tackles, two sacks, 10 passes defended, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal.

Jacobs also tied a school record with four career blocked kicks.

As a starter over his last two seasons, Jacobs played in 23 games and combined for 77 tackles, including 10 for loss, and six sacks.

Born June 1, 1988, Jacobs attend Eau Claire (S.C.) High School.

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