|Hometown:||Baton Rouge, La.|
|High School:||Southern University Lab|
At Columbia: Versatile player ... more athletic and smaller than a true tight end ... can provide matchup problems for opponents ... good speed and solid hands ... “Jamal has the tools to create mismatches,” says Coach Wilson. “He has to become a more physical blocker.”
2006: Saw playing time in all 10 contests with eight starts ...19 receptions 220 receiving yards, third on the team ... career-best 79 yards on seven receptions vs. Harvard ... acrobatic, 35-yard catch vs. Georgetown ... scored first touchdown of his collegiate career vs. Cornell on a 33-yard play ... made one tackle vs. Fordham and Cornell ... made one reception for 21 yards vs. Yale.
2005: Played all 10 games with five starts ... diving catch near goal line set up touchdown on opening drive at Lafayette ... four receptions for career-high 50 yards vs. Penn.
2004: Played in eight games as a first-year ... had catches at Yale and Harvard.
At Southern University Lab High: Played tight end, receiver and defensive end ... captain ... earned three letters ... played on school’s state champion basketball team.
Personal: Sociology major ... interned at ESPN over the summer, working on the network’s ESPY Awards and the Brickyard 400 ... interned with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) summer of 2005 and as a lab technician for the USDA in 2006 ... Jamal Greggs Russell, b. 4/27/86 in Washington, D.C.