Position: Wide Receiver
Height /Weight: 6-0 / 195
Hometown: Sparta, N.J.
High School: Pope John XXIII
At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the Blue Hens as a senior…veteran who has seen action in 24 career games…continues to develop and improve as a key member of a deep receiver corps…enters fall camp expected to compete at wide receiver and secure positions on special teams units...enters season as No. 2 receiver behind Nihja White…outstanding athlete with great quickness...has ability to make defenders miss in open space...has great hands and runs effective routes...led all receivers with six receptions for 60 yards in 2011 spring game and caught 17-yard touchdown pass from Tim Donnelly.
2010 Season: Competed in all 15 games as a junior, primarily on special teams unit…seven tackles on the season, including five solo stops...had season-high two tackles vs. West Chester...also caught two passes for 37 yards, including a 30-yarder vs. Towson on Homecoming...first career reception was seven-yarder against Duquesne...team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2009 Season: Saw game action in nine games for the Blue Hens as a sophomore…did not play in Richmond and Delaware State contests…reserve wide receiver who contributed mostly on special teams…lined up at wide receiver in West Chester game but did not catch a pass…tallied two tackles on special teams, making stops vs. James Madison and Navy…team went 6-5 for Keeler.
2008 Season: Dismissed from squad for team violation and did not compete...team went 4-8 for Keeler.
2007 Season: Walk-on who did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility...team went 11-4 and advanced to the NCAA I-AA national championship game under Keeler.
High School: Standout in football at Pope John XXIII High School...three-year starter who played wide receiver, defensive back, and linebacker...three teams combined to go 30-3 during his career...earned first team all-league, All-West Jersey and All-Non-Public honors as a senior...also played lacrosse and earned a letter...honor roll student.
Personal: Robert “Bobby” Russo...born Feb. 21, 1989...son of Robert and Mickie Russo...older brother, Anthony, played football for two years at NCAA Division III Muhlenberg (Pa.) College...economics major at Delaware...has worked at a deli and at nearby Delaware Park during the summers...cousin of former Delaware wide receiver and member of 2003 national championship team G.J. Crescione.
Career Offensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Receiving Yards: 30 yards vs. Towson, 2010
Career Defensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. West Chester, Towson, 2010