Colorado Classics: Steve Russ, former Air Force football star
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 15, 2013
Like most Air Force football players, Russ thought his playing days were over when he finished his senior year. Steve Russ, who played football at the Air Force Academy, can hold up two Super Bowl championship rings he earned while playing for the Denver Broncos from 1997-2000. "I had never thought about playing professional football," Russ said last week from his office at Air Force, where he's a member of coach Troy Calhoun's coaching staff. By the time he played his senior season at Air Force in 1994, he was 6-foot-4, 245 pounds. "I never doubted my abilities, and when I was around the other players in the all-star games and tryout camps, I said, 'I could do this.' "