9 - Russ Mann
Russ Mann
Birth Date: 05/18/1981
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elkhart, Ind.
High School: Concord
Position: Defensive back
Seasons at Butler: 4th season
Returning starter at free safety...one of the fastest players on the squad...has been clocked at 4.61 in the 40...sprinter on Butler's track team...2001: Started all 10 games...honorable mention All-PFL defensive back...finished second on the team in tackles...led the Bulldogs in solo tackles...ranked second in the PFL in solo tackles...named PFL Defensive Player of the Week after recording eight tackles, four pass breakups and a pass interception against Duquesne...earned PFL Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors after posting seven tackles and scoring a touchdown on a 36-yard fumble return against Quincy...had 10 tackles each against St. Francis, Morehead State and San Diego...finished second on the squad in kickoff returns with nine for 171 yards...2000: Played in all 10 games...finished third on the team in total tackles...had a 35-yard pass interception return against San Diego...posted a career-high 15 tackles against Dayton...received the Mental Attitude Award on Butler's track team...1999: Picked up experience while playing in all four Butler junior varsity games...Personal: Secondary education major...born 5/18/81...son of Russ and Janet Mann...High School: All-state performer at both quarterback and defensive back at Concord High School...helped lead Concord to the 1998 4A state finals...received the Phil N. Eskew Award for Mental Attitude at the state title game...played in the Indiana North-South All-Star game...Region 2 all-star...named Concord "Athlete of the Year"...Academic All-State performer...three-year letterwinner...High School Coach: Tim Dawson.