Russell Stuvaints
Team Arkansas
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-28) August 28, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth: McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Youngstown State
Debuted in 2001 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Russell Stuvaints, (born August 28, 1980 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania) is an American football defensive back for Team Arkansas of the All American Football League, and formerly for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

High school careerEdit

Stuvaints attended McKeesport Area High School where he played football for the Tigers under the guidance of coach George Smith. He holds several school records at McKeesport.

College yearsEdit

Russell attended Youngstown State University and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, as a junior, he was a second team All-Gateway Football Conference selection and an Honorable Mention All-America selection. As a senior, he was an All-Gateway Conference Honorable Mention selection.

Pro careerEdit


Although billed as a defensive back, Russell performed most notably on special teams throughout his NFL career. He was a member of the Super Bowl XL champion Steelers although he sat out due to a knee injury. He was released by the Steelers following the 2005 season.


Stuvaints signed with the All American Football League to play for Team Arkansas.


On June 1, 2008, Stuvaints was injured during an altercation at Nigro's Restaurant in North Versailles, Pennsylvania.[1] Stuvaints, who was shot once in the right hip, was one of five people wounded during the incident.[1] The next day, police arrested Tyrone Watson, a 27-year-old from McKeesport, and charged him with five counts of aggravated assault, five counts of reckless endangerment, and one count of carrying an unlicensed firearm.[1] Stuvaints attended the preliminary hearing and told the judges that Tyrone Watson was not the shooter nor was he present in Nigro's. The Judge finally listened to all 5 people that were shot all testified that Watson was not the shooter. Tyrone Watson was also found not guilty of the shooting, it was also found that he was not even present in the bar at the time.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sherman, Jerome L. "Suspect arrested in restaurant shootings", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published June 3, 2008, accessed June 3, 2008.
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