Know About Ryan Russell; NFL, Age, Cowboys, Stats, Bisexual, Height

Published Date: 30 Aug, 2019 Updated date: 30 Aug, 2019 By Celebs Podium

NFL free agent Ryan Russell took a big step to publicly share his sexual orientation. The former Cowboys player came out as bisexual and desired to live his life openly.

Ryan Russell began playing National Football League after being picked by the Dallas Cowboys in 2015. Following that, he appeared for two other NFL sides, before becoming a free agent.

Ryan Russell Short Bio: Age, Height

The 27-years-of-age American football player was born as Ryan Kamey Russell on 17 January 1992. He was born and raised in Carrollton, Texas, the United States. Ryan did his high school studies in Creekview High School and later enrolled at Purdue University. He was up-and-running with his amateur football career since his high school days.

The player stands tall at a height of 6 feet and 5 inches (1.96 m). Besides, he weighs around 265 pounds (120 kg).

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NFL Career Stats

Ryan Russell commenced his professional NFL career after the Dallas Cowboys selected him in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, after dropping because his physical skills didn’t match his on-field production. During the season, he appeared in one game and was declared inactive in 11. Unfortunately, he was released after struggling during the preseason games on 3 September 2016.

A few days later on 21 September 2016, Ryan made his move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad. He was later promoted to the active roster on 12 November 2016. Subsequently, he ringed is first career sack against the Seattle Seahawks.


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Ryan left the Buccaneers after the 2017 season and joined Buffalo Bills on 29 July 2018. However, he was released by the team on 1 September 2018.

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Ryan Russell Comes Out As Bisexual

The 27-year-old NFL free agent made a gutsy decision to come out as bisexual on Thursday, 29 August 2019. In an essay for ESPN, Ryan mentioned his two goals: returning to the NFL and living his life openly. His actual words were,

My truth is that I’m a talented football player, a damn good writer, a loving son, an overbearing brother, a caring friend, a loyal lover, and a bisexual man.

Today, I have two goals: returning to the NFL and living my life openly. I want to live my dream of playing the game I’ve worked my whole life to play, and being open about the person I’ve always been.

He further added,

Those two objectives shouldn’t be in conflict. But judging from the fact that there isn’t a single openly LGBTQ player in the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball or the NHL, brings me pause. I want to change that – for me, for other athletes who share these common goals, and for the generations of LGBTQ athletes who will come next.

You can go through his full essay here.

Introduces Boyfriend To Public!

Exactly an hour after his essay, Ryan Russell took his Instagram account to introduce his boyfriend, Corey O’Brien to the world. He posted the photo with his partner and captioned,

Love is faithful, Love is kind, It doesn’t brag or boast, But when I tell the world you’re mine, I tend to brag the most.


Ryan Russell with his boyfriend Corey O’Brien on 29 August 2019 (Ryan’s Instagram)

Corey is a professional dancer and also a fitness model and influencer. Now that Ryan has opened up about his relationship, the two soul mates don’t need to hide their affection for one another.

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Some Interesting Facts About Ryan Russell

  • Ryan suffered from a severe bout of depression after the death of his close friend and former teammate Joseph Gilliam.
  • He had his best season at Purdue as a freshman with 33 tackles, including 18 solos, a sack, three fumbles forced, and three fumbles recovered from 11 starts.
  • Ryan has the Instagram followers of around 27k.  
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