Actually, Jacob is not russet. Maybe in the simplest form in the word (a reddish-brown color) but even then, red people do not exist. Plus, after we have done research, we have learned that "russet" is a reddish-brown color... with tints of yellow, green, grey, orange, and purple? Yeah. That. So Jacob isn't russet. At all.
iT'S A BOOTIFUL DESCRBNG WERD DON'T BE SO MEN LSERS STEPHIE WAS BENG DSCRPTIVE !!! Edit
Um... yeah, no. We have a page as to WHY russet is NOT skin color. Because it's just NOT. Stephenie Meyer was being descriptive? Well, we can give her that. Yet she uses the word way too much anyway, and AGAIN, russet is not a word to describe skin, okay? There is already a page here on Frozen Apples about that (so this page could be deemed 'unnecessary' by some). Stephenie Meyer used the word 'russet' to sound speshul. But the word 'russet' is not special. That is the end of the discussion.