Jermon Bushrod

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Jermon Bushrod
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Bushrod in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 74     Chicago Bears
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-19) August 19, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: King George, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: King George (VA)
College: Towson
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 125
Debuted in 2007 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2013
Games played 78
Games started 74
Fumbles recovered 0
Stats at NFL.com

Jermon Terrell Bushrod[1] (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.[2] 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.

Early years[edit]

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.[3]

College career[edit]

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.[3]

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Chicago Bears[edit]

Bushrod signed a five-year deal worth $35M with the Chicago Bears on March 12, 2013. The deal guarantees $17M. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ a b Taft Coghill, Jr., ""Saints' Bushrod set to march into town," The Free Lance–Star (December 5, 2009).
  3. ^ a b Saints bio page for Jermon Bushrod (accessed September 24, 2010).
  4. ^ Bears finalizing deal with Jermon Bushrod

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