Chapelle Russell
No. 49 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Personal information
Born: (1997-01-20) January 20, 1997 (age 25)
Lakewood Township, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Lakewood
(Lakewood Township, New Jersey)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Player stats at · PFR

Chapelle Russell (born January 20, 1997) is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Temple.

College career

Russell verbally committed to Temple during his senior year at Lakewood High School. He endured ACL surgery during his redshirt freshman year at Temple but was named Temple's Male Comeback Player of the Year in 2018. In 2019, Russell recorded 72 tackles (47 solo) with nine tackles for loss and three pass breakups. In his Temple career, he played 45 games over a four-year career and recorded 237 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, nine pass breakups, three forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries.[1] At the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Russell ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds, did 21 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press, and recorded a 35-inch vertical leap.[2]

Professional career

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Russell was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round with the 241st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.[3][1] He was waived by the Buccaneers during final roster cuts on September 5, 2020, and was signed to the practice squad the following day.[4] He was promoted to the active roster on October 13, 2020.[5] He was waived on January 8, 2021.[6]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On January 11, 2021, Russell was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars,[7] but the claim was deferred until after the Super Bowl on February 8.[8]

Personal life

During his youth, Russell was part of a family in the US Navy that frequently moved.[9] He was known as Chapelle Cook until changing his last name to Russell to honor his deceased father.[9]


  1. ^ a b Badders, Bob (April 25, 2020). "Former Lakewood Star Chapelle Russell Selected in 2020 NFL Draft". Shore Sports Network. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Edelson, Steven (April 25, 2020). "NFL Draft 2020: Chapelle Russell of Lakewood picked by Tampa Bay". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  3. ^ "2020 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  4. ^ Smith, Scott (September 6, 2020). "Bucs Get Draft Picks Back on Super-Sized Practice Squad". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  5. ^ Smith, Scott (October 13, 2020). "Vita Vea, Jack Cichy to I.R. Among Multiple Bucs Moves". Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  6. ^ Smith, Scott (January 8, 2021). "Bucs Waive Chapelle Russell, Elevate Four for Wild Card Game". Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  7. ^ Johnson, James (January 11, 2021). "Jags claim former Bucs LB Chapelle Russell off waivers". Jags Wire. USA Today. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  8. ^ Alper, Josh (February 8, 2021). "Jaguars claim LB Chapelle Russell off of waivers". Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  9. ^ a b Brugler, Dane (April 7, 2020). The Athletic's 2020 NFL Draft Guide (PDF). The Athletic. p. 193. Retrieved April 27, 2020.