Josh Bush
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Bush with the Denver Broncos in 2015
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Free safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-03-05) March 5, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Burlington, North Carolina
Career information
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2012 2014)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (50)
  • First-team All-ACC (2011)
Total tackles     44
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     2
Fumble recoveries     0
Interceptions     2

Joshua B. Bush (born March 6, 1989) is an American football free safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was also a member of the Denver Broncos and won Super Bowl 50 with the team over his homestate Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Wake Forest.

High school career[edit | edit source]

Bush attended West Davidson High School where he was a standout player, on both sides of the ball. Bush was The 2006 Dispatch All-County Defensive Player of the Year after intercepting six passes as a senior. He also played quarterback as a senior, throwing for 676 yards and rushing for 642. He was an all-conference baseball player his junior year and played for the Post 8 American Legion team that went to the state finals.

College career[edit | edit source]

Bush attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was a redshirt his freshman year and did not see any playing time. After redshirting in 2007 at Wake, Bush saw limited action as a redshirt freshman, making 17 tackles. He was used mostly at free safety in his sophomore year and had one interception. That one pick was a big one — it ended Russell Wilson's NCAA record of 379 passes without an interception. He played both cornerback and free safety as a junior, starting eight games and recording 33 tackles. As a senior free safety, Bush led the Demon Deacons with six interceptions and was named first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference. He was also a third-team All-American selection.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 208 lb 4.50 s 1.54 s 2.57 s 4.45 s 7.02 s 33.5 in 9 ft 7 in 16 reps

New York Jets[edit | edit source]

The New York Jets drafted Bush with the 17th pick of the 6th round (187th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] Bush signed a four-year contract on May 6, 2012.[2] He was released on October 15, 2014.[3]

Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]

Bush was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad on November 18, 2014.[4] On December 28, 2014, Bush intercepted Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in a 47-14 win to end the regular season. On October 1, 2015, he was waived by the team.

Buffalo Bills[edit | edit source]

Bush was signed by the Buffalo Bills on October 14, 2015 after safety Aaron Williams was placed on short-term IR.[5] He was released by the team on October 23, 2015.

Denver Broncos (second stint)[edit | edit source]

On December 1, 2015, the Denver Broncos signed Bush to the active roster.[6] On February 7, 2016, Bush was part of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[7] Bush recorded two tackles in the Super Bowl.[8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Orr, Conor (April 28, 2012). "NFL Draft 2012: Jets select Wake Forest S Josh Bush with sixth-round pick". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on April 29, 2012. https://www.webcitation.org/67Hl86809?url=http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2012/04/nfl_draft_2012_jets_select_wak.html. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  2. Vrentas, Jenny (May 6, 2012). "Jets agree to four-year deal with sixth-round pick Josh Bush". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on May 17, 2012. https://www.webcitation.org/67jUmWHP1?url=http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2012/05/jets_agree_to_terms_with_sixth.html. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  3. Consentino, Dom (October 15, 2014). "Jets activate LB Antwan Barnes from PUP, release S Josh Bush". NJ.com. Archived from the original on October 16, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6TM9RhxmR?url=http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2014/10/jets_activate_lb_antwan_barnes_from_pup_release_s_josh_bush.html. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  4. "Josh Bush". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141213203954/http://www.kffl.com/player/26549/nfl/news/josh-bush. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  5. "Bills place S Aaron Williams (neck) on short-term IR, sign S Josh Bush". foxsports.com. http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/buffalo-bills-aaron-williams-injury-josh-bush-safety-101415. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  6. "Broncos sign S Josh Bush, waive TE Richard Gordon, release TE Arthur Lynch". http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-sign-S-Josh-Bush-waive-TE-Richard-Gordon-release-TE-Arthur-Lynch/0549116b-f9eb-4546-bf58-15d0d49ccc09. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  7. "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201602070den.htm. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  8. "Super Bowl 50 - National Football League Game Summary". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/liveupdate/gamecenter/56834/DEN_Gamebook.pdf. Retrieved August 7, 2017.

External links[edit | edit source]

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