Four-year defensive line starter Dontavius Russell is the first Auburn player to accept an invite to the 70th Reese's Senior Bowl, the organization announced Monday morning.
A product of Carrollton, Georgia, Russell has 151 total tackles, 17 tackles for loss, six sacks and a forced fumble in his career. A start in Auburn's bowl game would be the 50th start of his four-year campaign on The Plains, an achievement he called "unreal" at SEC Media Days over the summer.
“I really feel like he's one of the more underrated players in the league and doesn't get enough credit for what he does," said Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn at SEC Media Days. "He's a very unselfish player; he's very consistent.”
The 70th Senior Bowl is set for Jan. 26, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. CST at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.
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