Rusty Fuller began his professional career as a biology teacher and coach in Alabaster, Ala. at Thompson High School. He then transitioned to pharmaceutical sales with what is now Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. His career has taken him around the United States to Atlanta, Ga.; Portland, Ore.; and San Francisco, Calif. before returning to his native state of Alabama where he now resides in Vestavia Hills. Fuller has 30 years of pharmaceutical experience including 23 years of sales management experience.
A graduate of Jacksonville State University, Fuller played football from 1979 to 1983. He was a member of two Gulf South Conference championship teams in 1981 and 1982. He participated in the NCAA playoffs in 1980, 1981 and 1982. Fuller was named to the GSC “Team of the Decade for the 1980s” and was also named to the GSC “Team of the Quarter Century” for 1971 – 1995. Fuller was also named to the JSU “All Century Team” in 2003 and was inducted into the “JSU Sports Hall of Fame” in 2013.
Rusty’s wife, Joy Biles Fuller, is also a graduate of Jacksonville State University. They have been married for 33 years and have 3 children & 4 grandchildren. Rusty attends “Church of the Highlands” in Birmingham.