Lafayette Russell
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Poster for Range Warfare (1934) with Russell
No. 0, 15
Personal information
Born:(1905-05-31)May 31, 1905
Osawatomie, Kansas, U.S.
Died:March 16, 1978(1978-03-16) (aged 72)
Coffeyville, Kansas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Missouri Military
(Mexico, Missouri)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Passing attempts:8
Passing completions:2
Completion percentage:25%
Passing yards:32
Passer rating:4.2
Rushing yards:164
Rushing average:3.4
Player stats at · PFR

Lafayette H. "Reb" Russell (born May 31, 1905 – March 16, 1978) was an American football back and later an actor. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles, appearing in 10 games in 1933. He played college football at Nebraska before transferring to Northwestern.

As a small-time actor following his playing days, he appeared in a series of low-budget Westerns.


Year Title Role Notes
1932 The All American Football Player Uncredited
1932 The Lost Special Football Player Serial, Uncredited
1934 Fighting to Live Sheriff Reb Collins
1934 Fighting Through Reb Russell
1934 The Man from Hell Clint Mason
1934 Range Warfare Reb Russell, aka The Whistler
1935 Lightning Triggers Bob Grady
1935 Arizona Bad Man Steve Donovan
1935 Outlaw Rule Reb Russell
1935 Border Vengeance Peeler Benson, aka The Muley Kid
1935 Blazing Guns Reb Russell
1935 The Cheyenne Tornado Red - Cheyenne Kid (final film role)