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Wheeling Miners Sign Former ODU Star Quarterback Grant Russell

Wheeling Miners Sign Former ODU Star Quarterback Grant Russell

Wheeling, WV – Washington Spine, Disc and Joint Center and the Wheeling Miners proudly announce the signing of quarterback Grant Russell, bringing his exceptional talent to the team for the upcoming season. Hailing from Ohio, Russell's journey to professional football is marked by determination, resilience, and a deep passion for the game.

A standout athlete from Newark High School, Russell's skills on the gridiron earned him recognition at Ohio Dominican University, where he distinguished himself as a Harlin Hill Candidate in 2016 and earned the GMAC Player of the Year title in 2017. Despite going undrafted after his senior season, Russell's love for the sport never wavered.

Following his collegiate career, Russell faced uncertainty but found solace in coaching, returning to his alma mater to serve as the quarterback coach. However, fate had more in store for him when an opportunity arose to play for the Columbus Destroyers of the AFL in 2019. Russell embraced the chance to step onto the field professionally, eventually earning the starting position and showcasing his talent with skill and determination.

With the unfortunate folding of the AFL after the 2019 season, Russell found himself back in his teaching role, but his passion for football never diminished. Now, the Wheeling Miners offer him a new opportunity to pursue his dreams and reignite his playing career.

Reflecting on his return to the field, Russell expressed his gratitude, stating, "Getting the opportunity to get back on the field is a blessing, and I’ve definitely missed it. So being able to play not too far from home is even better."

General Manager and Head Coach Josh Resignalo echoed Russell's sentiments, praising his talent and character both on and off the field. "Grant has the talent to be playing this game at a high level," said Resignalo. "Off the field, Grant is one of those great character guys that you want to lead your organization. I’m glad to be able to help provide the platform for him to continue to display his talent on the field."

As Russell embarks on this new chapter with the Wheeling Miners, both the team and its fans eagerly anticipate his return to competitive football. With his determination, skill, and unwavering passion, Grant Russell is poised to make a significant impact on the field once again.

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About the Wheeling Miners

The Wheeling Miners are an arena football team based in Wheeling, West Virginia, playing their games at the WesBanco Arena. Committed to excellence both on and off the field, the Miners aim to bring thrilling football action to their fans while making a positive impact in the community. 

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Wheeling Miners

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