School officials expect McElroy's idea will bring in over $100,000 for cancer research
2011 (Senior): Played in all 11 games, starting one (Illinois State)...Recorded 11 tackles, 2.0 TFLs and .5 sacks on the season...Recorded one QB hurry.
2010 (Junior): Played in all 11 games...Had 13 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, a half sack and one quarterback hurry...Set season-highs with three tackles at Illinois and at No. 19 Illinois State...Received the teams Lunch Pail Award that goes to the defensive player who best exemplifies unselfish, blue collar play for the Illinois game...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll...2010 Preseason: Selected to the 2010 MVFC Preseason Team...Preseason first team All-MVFC Selection by Phil Steele.
2009 (Sophomore): Named to the MVFC All-Newcomer team...Received the team's Newcomer of the Year Award...MVFC Academic Honor Roll Member...Played in all 13 games...Was second on the team with six sacks and ranked fifth in the MVFC...Had 25 tackles and 6.5 tackles for a loss...Had two quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and returned one fumble 28 yards for a touchdown in SIU's first round playoff victory over Eastern Illinois...Had two sacks in back-to-back games at No. 9 South Dakota State and against Missouri State.
Prior to SIU: Transfer from North Texas, where he played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2008...Ranked eighth on the team in tackles with 30... Had 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks...Redshirted at UNT in 2007.
High School: In 2006, posted 103 tackles, 21 sacks, and one fumble return for a touchdown during his senior year of high school... In 2005 put up 90 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and one interception... 2006 District 5A first team all-district selection... Team Texas 5A first team by Texashsfootball.com...Second-Team 5A All-State by Texas Sports Writers Association...Member of 2006, 2005 and 2004 5A state champions...Named to Area Top 50 by Fort Worth Star-Telegram...Firs team Dallas Morning News all-area...Named to First-Team All-Texas by 5Atexasfootball.com.
Personal: Born Nov. 16, 1988 in Hurst, Texas...Son of Carrol and Barry Russo...Has one sister, Courtney...Economics Major.
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