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JaMarcus Russell

JaMarcus Trenell Russell (born August 9, 1985) is a former American football quarterback. Russell played college football for the LSU Tigers where he finished 21–4 as a starter and was named MVP of the 2007 Sugar Bowl. The Oakland Raiders selected Russell with the first overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. Russell held out until the Raiders signed him to a contract worth $61 million with $32 million guaranteed. In three seasons with the Raiders, Russell finished 7–18 as a starter before his release on May 6, 2010. Russell was born in Mobile, Alabama and attended Lillie B. Williamson High School. For all four years under head coach Bobby Parrish, Russell started and never missed a football game. In his freshman year, Russell completed 180-of-324 passes for 2,683 yards and 20 touchdowns as Williamson reached the state championship game. By the next season, Russell had grown to six-foot-three and 185 pounds, had received his first recruiting letters and was becoming more adept with the playbook. Russell passed for 2,616 yards and 20 touchdowns during his sophomore year and led the team to the semifinals. Russell's best season was his senior year; he completed 219-of-372 passes for

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JaMarcus Russell Closes House Deal, Escapes Loss to Foreclosure

JaMarcus Russell
Closes House Deal Escapes Loss to Foreclosure

JaMarcus Russell has finally completed something -- the sale of his mansion ... and just in time to avoid losing it at auction! Not exactly a TD pass, but it's a start.JaMarcus sold the Bay area… READ MORE >

JaMarcus Russell -- Back from the Debt

JaMarcus Russell
I'm Back From The Debt!

NFL bust JaMarcus Russell is still paying for the mess he made in Oakland ... but this time it's a good thing. TMZ has learned ... the #1 overall pick in the 2007 Draft was hit with a $223,180.05… READ MORE >

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JaMarcus Russell -- Oakland Mansion in Foreclosure

JaMarcus Russell -- Oakland Mansion in Foreclosure

JaMarcus Russell -- widely regarded as the greatest bust in NFL history -- is in danger of losing the $2.4 million mansion he purchased after signing with the Raiders back in 2007 ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 1246 days ago
JaMarcus Russell Pleads Not Guilty in 'Sizzurp' Case

JaMarcus Russell
Pleads Not Guilty in 'Sizzurp' Case

Former #1 overall NFL draft pick JaMarcus Russell just appeared in an Alabama courtroom this morning where the 6'6" quarterback plead not guilty to illegally possessing codeine syrup ... aka… READ MORE >

- 1472 days ago
JaMarcus Russell Arrested in Alabama

JaMarcus Russell
Arrested in Alabama

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell was arrested in Mobile, AL today for possession of a controlled substance.The substance in question was codeine syrup, this according to the… READ MORE >

- 1486 days ago
NFL QB JaMarcus Russell -- Heavy Bettor

NFL QB JaMarcus Russell
Heavy Bettor

With his starting job in jeopardy ... and rumors continuing to fly about his ballooning weight ... Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell decided to press his luck in Las Vegas this weekend.… READ MORE >

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