Former QB Russell pleads not guilty

MOBILE, Ala., July 20 (UPI) -- Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell pleaded not guilty in an Alabama court Tuesday to a charge of possessing a controlled substance.
Ex-Raiders QB Russell faces drug charge

Ex-Raiders QB Russell faces drug charge

MOBILE, Ala., July 5 (UPI) -- Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell was arrested Monday on a drug possession charge, authorities said.
NFL: Oakland 20, Denver 19

NFL: Oakland 20, Denver 19

DENVER, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Chaz Schilens hauled in a 10-yard touchdown catch late in the game to send the Oakland Raiders to an upset 20-19 victory over Denver Sunday.

NFL: Oakland 13, Philadelphia 9

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Oakland's JaMarcus Russell passed for an 86-yard touchdown in the first quarter Sunday and the Raiders went on to down the Philadelphia Eagles 13-9.

Raiders coach not changing starting QB

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Coach Tom Cable says Oakland will stick with starting quarterback JaMarcus Russell despite the Raiders' meager offense.

NFL: Houston 29, Oakland 6

HOUSTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Houston's Steve Slaton scored two touchdowns and Jacoby Jones ran a kickoff back 95 yards for another Sunday in a 29-6 Texans win over the Oakland Raiders.

NFL: Denver 23, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Kyle Orton's touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall late in the first quarter Sunday sent the Denver Broncos on their way to a 23-3 victory over Oakland.

Tollner say QB Russell has regressed

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Starting Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell had "regressed," Raiders passing game coordinator Ted Tollner said.

NFL: Oakland 13, Kansas City 10

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Darren McFadden's 5-yard touchdown run with 1:07 to play Sunday gave the Oakland Raiders a 13-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
NFL: San Diego 24, Oakland 20

NFL: San Diego 24, Oakland 20

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- San Diego drove 89 yards, capped by Darren Sproles' 5-yard burst into the end zone on a draw with 18 seconds left Monday, to pull off a 24-20 win over Oakland.

NFL: New Orleans 45, Oakland 7

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes Saturday when the New Orleans Saints trounced the Oakland Raiders, 45-7, in pre-season play.
NFL: Oakland 31, Dallas 10

NFL: Oakland 31, Dallas 10

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski threw for 181 yards and a touchdown Thursday, sending the Oakland Raiders to a 31-10 pre-season decision over Dallas.

NFL: Oakland 31, Tampa Bay 24

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Michael Bush ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns for Oakland, which wrecked Tampa Bay's playoff hopes Sunday with a 31-24 win over the Buccaneers.

NFL: Oakland 27, Houston 16

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Oakland's Johnnie Lee Higgins ran a punt back 80 yards for a touchdown and caught a pass for another score Sunday in a 27-16 Raiders' win over Houston.
NFL: Kansas City 20, Oakland 13

NFL: Kansas City 20, Oakland 13

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Kansas City's Maurice Leggett returned a fumble 67 yards for a touchdown Sunday in a 20-13 Chiefs' victory over the Oakland Raiders.
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JaMarcus Russell
Newly signed Oakland Raiders QB Jamarcus Russell works out for his new team at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on September 16, 2007. Former LSU QB Russell signed a six year agreemtn with the Raiders. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

JaMarcus Russell (born August 9, 1985 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. 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 attended Lillie B. Williamson High School in Mobile, Alabama. 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 3,332 yards and 22 touchdowns, and rushed for another 400 yards and five touchdowns. This earned Russell Parade magazine All-American honorable mention honors. His 10,774 career passing yards broke the Alabama High School Athletic Association record and still stands today.

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