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Name: Brady Russell 
College: Colorado     Number: 38
Height: 6-3   Weight: 250
Position: TE  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2023

40 Low: 4.70
   40 Time: 4.79
  40 High: 4.87

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Height: 6025
Weight: 250

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 Data Scout Notes: 2022: PMackey...2021: NAC...PMackey...2020: NAC


 Brady Russell, Colorado, Player News

  07/25/22 - TE Brady RussellrSr/2023, Colorado, 6-3, 250 (DS#32 TE) + More +

  Over the course of the last four seasons, Brady Russell has raised the bar at tight end for the Colorado Buffaloes. During his career, the former walk-on has been the most productive tight end at CU in years, racking up 58 catches for 646 yards and three touchdowns. Now a sixth-year senior, Russell is hoping to have his best season, but he also has his young teammates at tight end in mind. "I want to leave (the tight end room) in a good place," he said. Although Russell doesn't get the national attention of his peers at Utah and other schools, he has gone from being a freshman walk-on to one of the better tight ends in the Pac-12.

And, this year, he's one of the most important players on the Buffs' roster. "I think Brady takes a lot of pride in being the older guy in the room of what this tight end room is going to be when he leaves; what's his legacy of this room," tight ends coach Clay Patterson said. "You talk about a kid that walked on and then has become one of our best players on this football team." Russell isn't resting on what he's done to this point, however. He knows there's room to improve and that the Buffs need him to be better. "I got to grow a lot more in my pass game (this offseason) and understanding the different things I can do," he said. "That's probably where I've seen the most growth." - Daily Camera


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  07/25/22 - TE Brady RussellrSr/2023, Colorado, 6-3, 250 (DS#32 TE) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON JOHN MACKEY AWARD WATCH LIST: BRADY RUSSELL, COLORADO,...Russell has played in 26 career games with 16 starts...He has 33 caches, good for 89th in CU history, for 339 yards and three touchdowns...Started the first two games of the 2020 season before an injury early at Stanford sidelined him for the rest of the season. - Colorado Football

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  05/11/22 - TE Brady RussellrSr/2023, Colorado, 6-3, 250 (DS#32 TE) + More +

  With one more season to play, Russell has already left his own indelible mark on CU. Named the Buffs' offensive scout team player of the year in 2017, he earned a scholarship during fall camp in 2018. By the end of that season, he was a starter. He enters this season with 38 games and 28 starts under his belt and he's developed into one of the better tight ends in the Pac-12. Last season, he led the Buffs in receptions (25) and receiving yards (307). Russell has spent the offseason trying to be even better, though. "It's been really, really good," he said of the offseason. "I kind of got to grow a lot more in my pass game and understanding the different things I can do. That's probably where I've seen the most growth."

In spring, Russell said he focused on "hand placement in my blocking and also having more vertical footwork instead of horizontal. I've definitely improved a lot in both categories. Coach (Clay) Patterson has helped tremendously." Clay Patterson was hired as CU's tight ends coach in January and there may not be a better coach/player fit than Patterson and Russell. "It's kind of like having another me in the room," said Russell, who shares a love of country music with his new position coach. "We're very similar - the way we think, the way we talk; our vernacular even in the meeting room." - Daily Camera


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  08/13/21 - TE Brady RussellrSr/2023, Colorado, 6-3, 250 (DS#32 TE) + More +

  There is never a great time for an athlete to get injured, but missing the bulk of the 2020 season was not the worst thing for Colorado's Brady Russell and the Buffaloes' tight end group in general. "It's about the best timing it could have been because it was during a crappy year, and it was a time when it could prepare some other guys," Russell said. "I think it was good for some of those other guys to get experience in a year like that. So now they can come with me and we can bring younger guys and just build a whole core nucleus in that room, rather than in the past when I've been taking 80-90 plays a game and I just feel awful on Sunday and I have to recover my body all week."

A 6-foot-3, 255-pound junior, Russell injured his leg early in the Buffs' second game of the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened season and didn't play the rest of the season. He was also limited during spring practice. Now healthy, he is, without question, one of the keys to the offense as the Buffs prepare to open their season Sept. 3 against Northern Colorado. "He's completely healthy, so that's a good thing," head coach Karl Dorrell said. "He has that experience dimension, and also the savviness of the position that I think some of the younger players are starting to learn by emulating and watching what he's doing. It's good to have him back on the field and he's a great leader." - Daily Camera


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  07/12/21 - TE Brady RussellrSr/2023, Colorado, 6-3, 250 (DS#32 TE) + More +

  CU's best offensive performance in 2020 came in a 48-42 win against UCLA in the opener. The Buffs had a season-high in points and yards (535) that night and Russell played a key role, catching five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. A week later, he injured his leg on the Buffs' fourth offensive snap and he missed the rest of the season. After Russell's injury, the tight ends caught a combined four passes for 20 yards the rest of the year. Walk-ons Matt Lynch, CJ Schmanski and Nico Magri, along with converted linebacker Alec Pell, did an admirable job filling in, giving the Buffs a boost as blockers.

Going forward, however, the Buffs are striving to develop the depth and talent at a position that coaches view as vital to their success. "I think the tight end position has to continue to get better," Chiaverini said. "That's a quarterback's best friend when you have a good tight end room and those guys are playing at a high level. "The tight end room is getting there. It's not there yet, but we're working hard to try to keep upgrading that room and get more depth in that room." With preseason camp around the corner, the Buffs are in better shape at tight end than they were a year ago, but it still starts with Russell. A former walk-on, Russell is one of the best tight ends in the Pac-12 and has played in 26 games, with 16 starts. He's also one of the team's top leaders. Russell was limited in spring as he continued to recover from his leg injury but expects to be ready for camp. - Daily Camera


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  04/29/21 - TE Brady RussellrSr/2023, Colorado, 6-3, 250 (DS#32 TE) + More +

  At the time of Brady Russell's last haircut, he was a student at Fossil Ridge High School who was hoping for a shot at eventually playing Division I football. It's been about six years since Russell cut his hair, he said, and his growth as a player and as a person might be as impressive as the growth of his long locks. Entering his fifth season with the Buffaloes, the former walk-on has become one of the better tight ends in the Pac-12 Conference and a leader in a crowded room. His focus this spring, however, has been on getting healthy.

"It's been very humbling," he said of recovering from a leg injury that caused him to miss most of the shortened 2020 season. "I think it's been good for me in the long run, because it's easy to get ahead of yourself and think...I don't want to say I thought too highly of myself, but this kind of brought me back down another level and made me feel human again, if you will, and kind of grounded me and made me realize what my identity is in." Russell, who joined CU as a walk-on in 2017 and earned a scholarship in 2018, became a regular starter in 2019. He caught 23 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns that season. Last year, Russell, who will be a junior in the fall, was looking to make a bigger impact and caught five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in the season opener. The next week, he was injured on CU's fourth offensive play at Stanford and didn't play the rest of the season. - Daily Camera


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  07/04/20 - TE Brady RussellrSr/2023, Colorado, 6-3, 250 (DS#32 TE) + More +

  Last season was a revelation of sorts for Brady Russell. After catching five passes in 2018 as CU's leading tight end, Brady Russell had 23 receptions in 2019 as the position's role in the passing game expanded. He would, after all, be called upon to catch passes at the University of Colorado. Former CU coach Mike MacIntyre's tight end-as-an-offensive lineman approach to Russell's position left little opportunity to make an impact beyond the occasional key block in the run game. Mel Tucker opened things up for the Buffaloes' tight ends last year, and while it remains to be seen how the tight ends will be utilized under new coach Karl Dorrell, his track record makes it fair to assume CU's tight ends won't be regarded simply as extra linemen. - Daily Camera

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  06/20/20 - TE Brady RussellrSr/2023, Colorado, 6-3, 250 (DS#32 TE) + More +

  For three seasons, Embree, 31, was as an offensive quality control coach with the 49ers, working with his father, Jon, the team's tight ends coach and it was a job he loved. A few weeks after the Super Bowl, however, Embree got a call from new Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell and was hired as the Buffs' tight ends coach, giving him his first full-time assistant coaching job and the opportunity to return to place that has meant so much to his family. "For me, this was a unique opportunity," Embree said. "I told myself I wasn't going to leave where I was with the San Francisco 49ers unless the perfect opportunity came along and to me this is as perfect as it gets."

Jon Embree was a tight end at CU from 1983-86, twice leading the Buffs in receiving. After playing in the NFL, Jon got his start in coaching at CU as a volunteer in 1991. In 1993, he was hired to coach tight ends and he spent 10 seasons on the staff. He then spent two years, 2011-12, as the Buffs' head coach. Taylor Embree, right, played receiver at UCLA from 2008-12. Reggie Moore, left, was his receivers coach with the Bruins. Moore has been hired as a quality control coach at CU. I knew the fight song since second grade," he said. "Obviously my dad played here, my uncle (Sean) played here. To me, this is a unique opportunity because this is home for me and there's a lot of pride and a lot of tradition. I'm familiar with CU. There's not a place I'd rather start my coaching career then here." - Daily Camera


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