Bushrod in the 2012 NFL season.
|No. 74 Chicago Bears|
|Date of birth:||August 19, 1984|
|Place of birth:||King George, Virginia|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||320 lb (145 kg)|
|High school:||King George (VA)|
|NFL draft:||2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 125|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2013
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jermon Terrell 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. 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.
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.
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.
New Orleans Saints
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. 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.