Russell Hairston

Russell Hairston
No. 27, 85
Position: Wide receiver / Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-02-10) February 10, 1964
Place of birth: Greenbelt, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Kentucky
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 3
Receptions: 2
Yards: 16
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Receptions-Yards: 116-1,766
Receiving TDs: 29
Tackles-Sacks: 50-0
Touchdowns: 1
Interceptions: 5
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at

Russell Hairston (born February 10, 1964) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also played in the Arena Football League for the Pittsburgh Gladiators, New England Steamrollers and the Washington Commandos. He played college football at the University of Kentucky. Hairston was the first ever MVP of the AFL.[1]


  1. Steve Hubbard (July 1, 1987). "Gladiators' Hairston a real catch". The Pittsburgh Press. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
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