Eric Kush

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Eric Kush
No. 64 Chicago Bears
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-09) September 9, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 313 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Collier Township (PA) Chartiers Valley
College: California (PA)
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 170
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Games Played: 18
Games Started: 5
Player stats at

Eric Kush (born September 9, 1989) is an American football center for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at California University of Pennsylvania. Kush was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round with the 170th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Kush was drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. On September 5, 2015, he was waived by the Chiefs.[2]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On September 6, 2015, Kush was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3] On September 14, 2015, he was waived by the Buccaneers.[4]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On September 16, 2015, the Carolina Panthers signed Kush to their practice squad. He was released by the Panthers on October 27, 2015.[5]

Houston Texans[edit]

On November 5, 2015, the Houston Texans signed Kush to a two-year contract.[6] On November 15, 2015, Kush was released by the Texans.

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

On November 17, 2015, Kush was claimed off top shelf waivers by the St. Louis Rams. On September 3, 2016, Kush was waived by the Rams as part of their final roster cuts.[7]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On September 4, 2016, Kush was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears.[8] He appeared in eight games with four starts for the Bears in 2016.

On February 15, 2017, Kush signed a two-year contract extension with the Bears.[9] Kush suffered a torn hamstring during training camp and was ruled out for the season.[10]


  1. ^ "Draft Prospects - Eric Kush". Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ Paylor, Terez A. (September 5, 2015). "Chiefs set 53-man roster after cutting Mike Catapano, Eric Kush and others". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ Kania, Joe (September 6, 2015). "5 Things to Know about Players Claimed". Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Smith, Scott (September 14, 2015). "Bucs Add Veteran Hawley to O-Line". Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ "On The Prowl 9/16: Nine-Minute Madden Fumble". September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
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  7. ^ "Rams Make 53-Man Roster Decisions". 
  8. ^ Finley, Patrick (September 4, 2016). "Bears claim C Eric Kush form Rams, CB Cre’von LeBlanc from Pats". Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 15, 2017). "Bears ink Kush to two-year deal". 
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 7, 2017). "Kush out for season with torn hamstring". 

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