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Russell Maryland: A Duty To Serve

Former Miami (Florida) football standout has a passion for giving back to the community


Russell Maryland
Founder of the Russell Maryland Foundation; former assistant director of player engagement for the Dallas Cowboys; retired NFL player

Hometown: Chicago

Current city: Southlake, Texas

School: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, University of Miami (Florida), 1990

Sport: Football

Fun fact: The defensive lineman won two national football championships in college and three NFL Super Bowls.

Russell Maryland is one of the NCAA’s 2016 Silver Anniversary Award winners in honor of being a distinguished former student-athlete 25 years removed from the end of his college playing career. Click here to read more about Maryland’s path to success before, during and after his time as a college athlete at the University of Miami (Florida).