JaMarcus Trenell Russell (born August 9, 1985) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons with the Oakland Raiders. Highly successful at LSU, where he was MVP of the 2007 Sugar Bowl, he was selected by the Raiders first overall in the 2007 NFL Draft .
JaMarcus Trenell Russell Position: QB Throws: Right 6-6 , 265lb (198cm, 120kg) Born: August 9 in Mobile, AL (Age: 36-362d) More bio, uniform, draft, salary info 2 SUMMARY Career G 31 AV 6 QBrec 7-18-0 Cmp% 52.1 Yds 4083 Y/A 6.0 TD 18 Int 23 FantPt 184.8
- Mobile, AL, USA
- August 9, 1985
Apr 30, 2021 · JaMarcus Russell was tipped as one of the most promising quarterbacks when he played at Louisiana State University. In 2006, Russell was the starting quarterback at LSU, beating out Matt Flynn and highly-touted freshman Ryan Perrilloux. He had a productive 2006 regular season, leading the Tigers to a 10–2 record and a BCS Sugar Bowl berth.
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Jul 12, 2022 · July 12, 2022 10:18pm Updated JaMarcus Russell spoke matter-of-factly about his football career, which flamed out in three seasons after he was selected first overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the...
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- Where Is Jamarcus Russell Now?
As one of the top-rated players in the country and the all-time leader in passing yards for the state of Alabama, quarterback Jamarcus Russell decided to leave Mobile and play his college football career with the LSU Tigersfootball team as a part of the 2003 signing class. He got his first playing time as a sophomore in 2004 and played in 36 games ...
RELATED: Donald Trump Lost Out on $5.5 Billion By Not Buying The Dallas Cowboys Even though former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffinwas more interested in wide receiver Calvin Johnson out of Georgia Tech, owner Al Davis overruled him to select Russell with the first-overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft’s first round. Russell’s career with the te...
Even though he has attempted to make multiple NFL returns in 2013 and 2016, the 35-year-old Russell didn’t have any luck. He once said in an interview that he would even return to an NFL team if it meant playing for free. “Whatever it is ? I can be a water boy and work my way into a scout team,” the former No. 1 pick told Sports Illustratedback in ...
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Jun 08, 2022 · JaMarcus Russell is young enough at age 36 to still be starting in the NFL. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are older, and Matt Ryan was born three months before Russell. But Russell's path took a...