Watching Northwest Sports tonight, they interviewed Russell and asked why he decided on the #3 and it reminded me that we had a thread a couple weeks ago where everyone debated on why he wore #3. He decided on it because he has a very faith oriented and his favorite passage is John 3:16. And as many know he wore 16 in college at NCST and Wisc so thus 3 & 16. So there ya go, for those that wanted the real reason why Russell is #3 its because it, combined with his #16 from college, correlate to his favorite Bible verse.
Also, he has 3 dogs to boot. A doxin, a shih tzu and a great dane (which is probably bigger than him )