Russell Hansbrough32

Arlington, Texas
High School
Height / Weight
5-9 / 185



  • SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 17)
  • CFPA National TB of the Week (Nov. 15)
  • 2013 Spring Team Most Improved TB

Elusive runner who brings touhgness and a great ability to run through the tackles and outside along with tremendous, top-level experience to the running back position … Has tremendous speed and vision and enters fall camp as the Tigers’ top running back, having run for 1,000 yards a season ago.

2014 SEASON 
Finished the season ranked seventh in the SEC in rushing yards per game (77.4) while his 1,084 total yards ranked sixth overall … Rushed for 114 yards and a career-long 78-yard TD run against Minnesota in the Citrus Bowl … Earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week and National Tailback of the Week following his 199-yard performance at Texas A&M, a mark that ranks 10th in school history in a single game … Was Mizzou’s top rusher, averaging 74.6 yards per game while amassing 970 total yards … Averaged 5.1 yards per carry and finished second on the team with his nine total TDs (all rushing which was a team-high) … Led MU with 91 rush yds vs. Arkansas, including 62 that came in fourth quarter as Tigers rallied to win … Carried seven times in 4Q for 62 yds (8.9 avg.) … Career-high 20 carries, career-best 199 yards at Texas A&M (11/15) … Tallied a pair of TDs (49, 45) in the third quarter at A&M – Tied and gave Mizzou the lead, respectively … They came 3:26 apart … Had 199 of Mizzou’s season-high 335 rushing yards at Texas A&M … Rushed for 68 yds on 15 carries in win at Tennessee (11/22) … 87 yards (19 att.) to complement a 244-yard rushing day for Mizzou in the 24-14 win vs. Vanderbilt, scoring on 10-yard rush on 4th-&-1 at 3:19 2Q … Career-high 3 rushing TDs, including the game-tying score at 1:36 4Q, at No. 13 South Carolina (Sept. 27), as well as 43 rushing yards … Fourth 100-yard rushing game of his career vs. Indiana (Sept. 20), netting 119 yards on 10 carries, including a career-long 68-yard TD sprint.

2013 SEASON 
Ranked 15th in the SEC with his 685 rushing yards as part of a three-pronged attack … Tallied 4 TDs on the season, and had a solid average of 6.0 yards per carry for an offense which ranked 2nd in the SEC and 16th nationally (237.9 ypg) … weaved through the Tennessee defense for a 26-yard scoring run to ice the 31-3 win (Nov. 2) … had his second career 100-yard game (104 yards on 13 attempts) at Indiana (Sept. 21), which included a 45-yard TD sprint late in the contest … exploded for 104 yards (eight attempts) in the win vs. Murray State (Aug. 31), using a 51-yard dash to score his second career TD.

2012 SEASON 
Made good early impressions in training camp that he would be ready to play as a true freshman, and he got the nod to burn the redshirt midway through camp … ended up seeing action in nine games, and carried the ball 37 times for 139 yards overall (3.8 avg.), while also returning one kickoff for a 56-yard result … had at least three carries in 8-of-9 games, including 7-carry outings in consecutive games against Alabama and Kentucky … racked up 37 yards against the Wildcats, his career best to date … had a long run on the season of 14 yards at South Carolina against the stout Gamecock defense … closed the season by carrying six times at Texas A&M for 23 yards total.

Was a first-Team 4-5A All-District selection in 2011 while serving as a team captain … ran for over 3,000 yards in a stellar prep career, including 1,238 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 9.5 yards per carry … gained 950 yards and had four touchdowns as a junior, after netting 909 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2009 … also earned first-Team All-District status as a junior … was named the district 4-5A Newcomer of the Year during his sophomore season … high school coach – Kenny Perry.

Parents – Doug & Janice Hansbrough … chose Mizzou over Auburn, Arizona State, Kansas State, Baylor, Texas Tech, BYU, Iowa State, Minnesota, Kansas and Houston, among others … listed his comfort level with the coaching staff as a big draw to Mizzou, as well as the curriculum having everything he’s looking for.