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R.K. Russell

Former NFL Football Player, Social Justice Advocate, Published Poet, Essayist & Artist.

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R.K. Russell Biography

R.K. Russell is a former NFL football player, a social justice advocate, published poet, essayist, and artist. In August of 2019, Russell made history by becoming the first out active NFL player to identify as bisexual. A decorated defensive end who has played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he has sacked Hall of Famers and gone up against the fiercest competitors at the height of their game.

Since coming out, he has written about his experience as a Black queer man in sports for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, Out Magazine, and Queer Majority, among others. Russell has been advocating for the LGBTQ+ community in professional sports, spearheading multiple NFL Pride initiatives such as the NFL Pride panel and the NFL’s National Coming Out Day PSA. He has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) by GAY TIMES (U.K.) as Sportsperson of the Year, and he was selected to the prestigious OUT 100 List in 2019.

His short documentary, "Finding Free," was nominated for best short documentary at the 43rd Annual Sports Emmys and won awards at the 2022 Webby Awards, the 60th New York Film Festival, and the 43rd Annual Telly Awards. He lives in Los Angeles.

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The Yards Between Us: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Football

The Yards Between Us: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Football

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    Booking fees for R.K. Russell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire R.K. Russell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Former NFL Football Player, Social Justice Advocate, Published Poet, Essayist & Artist.

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R.K. Russell Biography

R.K. Russell is a former NFL football player, a social justice advocate, published poet, essayist, and artist. In August of 2019, Russell made history by becoming the first out active NFL player to identify as bisexual. A decorated defensive end who has played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he has sacked Hall of Famers and gone up against the fiercest competitors at the height of their game.

Since coming out, he has written about his experience as a Black queer man in sports for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, Out Magazine, and Queer Majority, among others. Russell has been advocating for the LGBTQ+ community in professional sports, spearheading multiple NFL Pride initiatives such as the NFL Pride panel and the NFL’s National Coming Out Day PSA. He has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) by GAY TIMES (U.K.) as Sportsperson of the Year, and he was selected to the prestigious OUT 100 List in 2019.

His short documentary, "Finding Free," was nominated for best short documentary at the 43rd Annual Sports Emmys and won awards at the 2022 Webby Awards, the 60th New York Film Festival, and the 43rd Annual Telly Awards. He lives in Los Angeles.

R.K. Russell Videos

  • Ryan Russell Pride 2022 Keynote Q & A
  • Ryan Russell On How Culture Of Youth Sports Can Stop Young LGBTQ...
    NFL Free Agent Ryan Russell joins Geoff Bennett to discuss what Carl Nassib's announcement means for LGBTQ representation in sports.
  • Ryan Russell at the 23rd Annual HRC National Dinner
    NFL veteran Ryan Russell gives remarks at the 23rd Annual HRC National Dinner.

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  • How to book R.K. Russell?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like R.K. Russell for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for R.K. Russell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for R.K. Russell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book R.K. Russell?

    Booking fees for R.K. Russell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire R.K. Russell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for R.K. Russell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like R.K. Russell for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book R.K. Russell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent R.K. Russell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for R.K. Russell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

R.K. Russell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book R.K. Russell for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. R.K. Russell generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shane Ortega, Chris Mosier, Jason Collins, Amiyah Scott and Gavin Grimm. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling R.K. Russell for an upcoming live or virtual event.

R.K. Russell Speaker Videos

  • Ryan Russell Pride 2022 Keynote Q & A
    Ryan Russell On How Culture Of Youth Sports Can Stop Young LGBTQ Athletes
    NFL Free Agent Ryan Russell joins Geoff Bennett to discuss what Carl Nassib's announcement means for LGBTQ representation in sports.
  • Ryan Russell at the 23rd Annual HRC National Dinner
    NFL veteran Ryan Russell gives remarks at the 23rd Annual HRC National Dinner.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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