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Jermon Bushrod
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Bushrod in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 74     Chicago Bears
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-19) August 19, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth: King George, Virginia
High School: King George (VA)
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Towson
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 125
Debuted in 2007 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2007 2012)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     66
Games started     62
Fumbles recovered     0
Stats at NFL.com

Jermon Bushrod (born August 19, 1984) is an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Towson University.[1] He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, and was the Saints' starting left tackle in their successful run to the Super Bowl XLIV championship.

Early yearsEdit

Bushrod was born in King George, Virginia. He attended King George High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He was an all-state honorable mention at offensive tackle and in water polo, and won a district championship with the Foxes in basketball.[2]

College careerEdit

Bushrod played college football for the Towson University Tigers, where he was a four-year starter. After redshirting in 2002, Bushrod was named third-team All-Atlantic 10 in his sophomore and junior years. In 2006, he was an All-Atlantic 10 selection at left tackle, and helped the Tigers to a 7-4 record. He finished his collegiate career with a streak of 38 consecutive starts.[2]

Professional careerEdit

New Orleans SaintsEdit

The Saints' fourth-round draft pick in 2007, Bushrod played in only three games prior to the 2009 season. However, after an injury to Saints' starting left tackle Jammal Brown, Bushrod became a starter for the Saints in 2009, helping the Saints to their first and only Super Bowl Championship.[1] Bushrod led the NFL in snaps played in the 2011 season with 1,177. He was also a pro bowler in 2012 season with the Saints.

Chicago BearsEdit

Bushrod signed a five-year deal worth $35M with the Chicago Bears on March 12, 2013. The deal guarantees $17M. [3]

PersonalEdit

Bushrod currently resides in King George, Virginia.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Taft Coghill, Jr., ""Saints' Bushrod set to march into town," The Free Lance–Star (December 5, 2009).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 With good coachs George Major and bobert buckingham. Saints bio page for Jermon Bushrod (accessed September 24, 2010).
  3. Bears finalizing deal with Jermon Bushrod

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