T. J. Rushing
Defensive backs coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth: Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Career information
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 238
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Indianapolis Colts ( 2006 2009)
 As coach:
* Arizona State (2013)
Graduate assistant
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XLI)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2004)
  • Second-team All-Pac-10 (2005)
Tackles     30
Sacks     0.5
INTs     0
Total Return Yards     1,290
Total TDs     1
Stats at

Terrall Brent "T. J." Rushing (born June 8, 1983) is a defensive backs coach for The University of Memphis. Formerly, he was a professional cornerback and return specialist.[1] He most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He later defeated the Chicago Bears with the Colts in Super Bowl XLI. He played college football at Stanford.

He has also played for the Detroit Lions.

Early yearsEdit

Rushing attended Pauls Valley High School in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track.[citation needed]

Stanford careerEdit

Rushing finished his Stanford career as one of the top three kick returners in school history with 1409 yards. He was named First Team All Pac-10 for his work on special teams during his junior year. Rushing had three career touchdowns on kickoff returns, including both the first and last return of his senior season.[citation needed]

Professional careerEdit


Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Rushing mainly played on special teams as a kick/punt returner for the Colts, in a career which includes one punt return touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in 2007. Rushing spent the entire 2008 season on injured reserve.[citation needed]

He was non-tendered as a restricted free agent following the 2009 NFL season.

Detroit LionsEdit

Rushing signed with the Detroit Lions on August 18, 2010 and was released by the club on September 4, 2010.[2]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Rushing was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on April 19, 2012.[3] He was released during training camp on June 17, 2012.[4]


Arizona State UniversityEdit

Rushing was hired as a defensive backs coach for Arizona State University in 2016.[5]

University of MemphisEdit

Rushing was hired as the defensive backs coach for Memphis in January 2018.[6]


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