A Young Bumpus
|Date of birth:December 13, 1985|
|Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)||Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)|
|College: Washington State|
|Undrafted in 2008|
|Debuted in 2008 for the Seattle Seahawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2008|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Michael Leron Bumpus (born December 13, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Washington State.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Bumpus attended Culver City Middle School. Bumpus played high school football at Culver City High School where he graduated in 2004. While playing for Culver City, he was named to the first-team "Best In The West" by the Long Beach Press Telegram.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Michael is the only child of Renee Woodruff-Bumpus. Raised on the Westside of Los Angeles in a small suburban community (Culver City). Michaels' mom kept him in sports to give him something positive to do after school and to keep him busy while she worked. Michael grew to love sports, especially soccer. As a youngster he excelled in basketball and soccer. Ms. Woodruff-Bumpus did not allow her son (Michael) to play football until high school.
College career[edit | edit source]
Bumpus played his college ball for the Washington State Cougars, where he put up impressive statistics of 195 receptions (a school record), 2,022 yards, and 8 touchdowns. In his freshman year, Bumpus was named to The Sporting News PAC-10 All Freshman Team.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Seattle Seahawks[edit | edit source]
On September 21, 2008 against the St. Louis Rams, Bumpus scored his lone NFL touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck. He was waived by the team on September 1, 2009 during the first round of cuts.
BC Lions[edit | edit source]
On September 16, 2010, Bumpus was added to the BC Lions roster.
Spokane Shock[edit | edit source]
Signed on December 10, 2010 to Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League.