Rusty Russell (American football)

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Rusty Russell
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-08-16) August 16, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth: Orangeburg, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: Orangeburg (SC) Wilkinson
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 3 / Pick: 60
Debuted in 1984 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1997 for the Florida Bobcats
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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William "Rusty" Russell (born August 16, 1963) is a former American football tackle who played one season with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of South Carolina and attended Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, South Carolina.[1] Russell was also a member of the Orlando Predators, Charlotte Rage and Florida Bobcats of the Arena Football League. He was named Second Team All-Arena in 1994.


  1. ^ "RUSTY RUSSELL". Retrieved September 4, 2014. 

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