Russell Morris was recruited from the North Shore Bombers in New South Wales.
He began his career with the Hawthorn Football Club in 1984, going on to play 93 games and kick 52 goals, as well as playing in the 1986 Premiership side.
In 1987 he represented Victoria in the State of Origin series, and was named in the All-Australian side that same year.
Russell moved to the St Kilda Football Club in 1991, playing 66 games and kicking 32 goals for the Saints. In 2004 he was chosen as a member of the AFL Team of the Century.
Since retiring from playing Russell has worked in the media and remains active with sports clubs and his business interests.