JaMarcus Russell Biography
(Former American Football Quarterback)
Birthday: August 9, 1985 (Leo)
Born In: Mobile, Alabama, United States
JaMarcus Russell is a former professional American football player. Interested in football since childhood, he began his career in football during his college years by playing for the Louisiana State University team. His performance earned him a position as a starting quarterback and subsequently, the title of SugarBowl MVP (Most Valuable Player) in 2007. In 2007, he signed a six-year contract with the professional football team Oakland Raiders, a bond that did not last as long as expected. His bleak start as a professional and the subsequent cancellation of his contract affected the trajectory of his career negatively. ‘Huffington Post’ listed him as ‘one of the 13 biggest draft busts of the 2000s’. He was once arrested for the possession of codeine syrup without a valid doctor’s prescription. This incident also had a very negative impact on his already floundering career.