Jermon Bushrod

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Jermon Bushrod
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Bushrod with the New Orleans Saints in 2012
No. 74 Miami Dolphins
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-19) August 19, 1984 (age 32)
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
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2016
Games played: 111
Games started: 99
Player stats at NFL.com

Jermon Terrell Bushrod[1] (born August 19, 1984) is an American football offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins 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 Super Bowl XLIV championship. Bushrod has also played for the Chicago Bears.

Early years[edit]

Bushrod was born in King George, Virginia, and attended King George High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He was an all-state honorable mention at offensive tackle 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]

Bushrod was selected in the fourth round (125th overall) by the New Orleans Saints in the 2007 NFL Draft. On June 20, 2007, Bushrod signed a three-year contract.[4] Bushrod's NFL debut was on November 11, 2007 against the Houston Texans.[4] 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] On April 13, 2010, signed a one-year contract to return to the team.[4] Bushrod led the NFL in snaps played in the 2011 season with 1,177. On July 29, 2011, Bushrod signed a 2-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.[4] He was also a Pro Bowler in 2012 season with the Saints.

Chicago Bears[edit]

Bushrod signed a five-year deal worth $35 milion with the Chicago Bears on March 12, 2013.[5] Bushrod was released on February 16, 2016.[6]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On March 10, 2016, Bushrod signed with the Miami Dolphins.[7]

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. ^ a b c d "Chicago Bears: Jermon Bushrod". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  5. ^ Bears finalizing deal with Jermon Bushrod
  6. ^ Biggs, Brad (February 16, 2016). "Bears release left tackle Jermon Bushrod". USA Today. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Miami Dolphins sign veteran offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod". miamiherald. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 

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