Who is Russell Gage?
Russell Gage Jr. is a professional American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL (National Football League). While at college, he played college football at LSU and was drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
How Old Is Russell Gage?
He is 27 years old as of January 2023, having been born on January 22, 19996, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. Gage shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Logic, fouseyTUBE, Enya Umanzor, Darianka Sánchez, Ricky García, and many more.
Russell Gage Family
Who are Russell Gage’s Parents?
He was born to Russell Gage Sr. (Father) and Alisa Gage (Mother).
Does Russell Gage have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as an only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Russell Gage Education
He received his high school education at Redemptorist Upper School where he played high school football. After high school, he attended Louisiana State University.
Russell Gage Marital Status
News on the internet shows that he has a girlfriend by the name of K. Geo. And the couple got engaged on July 25, 2021.
Russell Gage Kids
He does not have any kids as of January 2023. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Russell Gage Jr. Career
A College Career
From 2014 to 2017, he attended and played college football at LSU. For his first two seasons, he played defensive back but was brought onto the offense in Week 7 of his junior year for a key victory over #22 Texas A&M, where he led the run-heavy Tigers with five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown, his only receptions of the season. In his senior year, he was used as both a running back and receiver, generating four touchdowns on just 49 touches. Also, he recorded 11 tackles as a special teams gunner.
A Professional Career
A Career with the Atlanta Falcons
With modest college stats, he was not invited to combine any of the major award games but attracted attention after exceptional Pro Day and strong endorsement of his work ethic by coaches. He was thus drafted in the sixth round with the 194th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. This was four rounds behind fellow LSU wide receiver D.J. Chark.
He recorded his first professional reception in week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which went for six yards. As a rookie, he totaled six receptions for 63 yards in 15 games on a team with deep talent at receiver. He went on and recorded his first professional receiving touchdown in week 13 of the 2019 season against the New Orleans Saints. Overall, he finished the 2019 season with 49 receptions for 446 receiving yards (fourth on the team behind Calvin Ridley, and pro-bowl-bound Julio Jones and Austin Hooper) and one receiving touchdown. With Jones injured for seven games and the departure of Hooper, Gage became the second leading receiver in 2020 for the 4-12 Falcons.
His breakthrough came in the home opener on September 13 in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks where he had 114 receiving yards on nine receptions. The following week’s game he caught six passes for 46 yards and another touchdown during the 40-39 loss against the Dallas Cowboys. In week 14 he threw a 39-yard touchdown to Calvin Ridley in the 20-17 loss against the Los Angeles Chargers. He thus ended the season with career-bests in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. Due to injuries, Gage missed two games but still was the Falcons’ second-leading receiver, behind rookie pro-bowler Kyle Pitts.
A Career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
He signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 18, 2022. But he spent five weeks on injured reserve. He had a career-best 12 receptions (for 87 yards and a touchdown) in a week 3 loss to the Green Bay Packers. In a week 14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, he had his first career multi-touchdown game.
However, he suffered a neck injury on January 16, 2023, while playing against the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round of the playoffs and was carted off the field. After the game, it was confirmed by Todd Bowles that Gage had suffered a concussion from the contact and was being evaluated in a local hospital. It was confirmed by the team the following morning that Gage “had movement in all extremities” and would remain hospitalized with more testing planned. By Tuesday afternoon, it was reported by Bowles that Gage was planned to be released from the hospital by the end of the day.
Russell Gage Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 0 inches (1.83m) and a weight of 84kg (185 lbs).
Russell Gage’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual salary of $10,000,000 and a net worth of $5 million.