George Bussey

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George Bussey
No. 68     San Jose SaberCats
Tackle / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-10-24) October 24, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 170
Debuted in 2011 for the Tampa Bay Storm
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Games played 0
Games started 0
Fumbles recovered 0
Stats at
Career Arena football statistics as of 2014
Receptions 5
Receiving yards 56
Tackles 1
Stats at

George Bussey (born October 24, 1984[1]) is an American football offensive lineman who is currently a member of the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville.

Early years[edit]

Bussey attended Western High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he played football as an offensive lineman. He was named a county all-star and started at both tackle and guard.

College career[edit]

After graduating from high school in 2004, Bussey was a walk-on at the University of Louisville. He was a reserve offensive lineman and played on special teams in his sophomore season in 2005. In 2006, he started all 13 games playing both tackle and guard, and did not yield a sack en route to a first-team All-Big East Conference selection. He started 12 games in his junior season and earned Second Team All-Big East honors. In his 2008 senior season, Bussey was named a first-team All-Big East for the second time, playing both guard and tackle, and was named to Outland Trophy preseason watch lists.

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

Bussey was drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round (170th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. On July 23, he signed a four-year contract.[2] He was placed on injured reserve on September 5 with a knee injury, ending his season. He returned to participate in the Patriots' preseason games in 2010 before being waived/injured on September 4. He cleared waivers the next day and was placed on injured reserve. Bussey received an injury settlement and became a free agent on September 13, 2010.


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