Twan Russell

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Twan Russell
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Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-04-25) April 25, 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Fort Lauderdale (FL) Aquinas
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 148
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Twan Sanchez Russell (born April 25, 1974) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, the Miami Dolphins, and the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at the University of Miami.

High school[edit]

Russell attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School, where he played football. He also participated in track and field, where he won the State Championship in the 300-meter hurdles.

College career[edit]

Russell then received a scholarship to play for the Miami Hurricanes where he led the team in tackles (115) and was named Special teams Captain.

Russell graduated with degrees in Broadcast communications and Criminology.

Professional career[edit]

Russell was drafted in the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He would also play for the Miami Dolphins and the Atlanta Falcons before retiring from injury in November 2004.

After football[edit]

After football, Russell created the Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation, Inc. The Foundation currently[when?] serves more than 450 youth in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties annually.[citation needed]

Russell currently[when?] serves as Director of the Miami Dolphins’ Youth and Community Programs. He and his wife reside in Plantation, Florida with their three children. He would also go on to coach his sons football team Plantation Wildcats.