Josh Bush

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Josh Bush
No. 20 Denver Broncos
Position: Free safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-03-05) March 5, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth: Burlington, North Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Lexington (NC) West Davidson
College: Wake Forest
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 31
Sacks: 0
INTs: 1
Forced fumbles: 1
Stats at

Joshua B. Bush (born March 5, 1989) is an American football free safety for the Denver Broncos. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wake Forest.

High school career[edit]

Bush attended West Davidson High School where he was a standout player, on both sides of the ball. Bush was The 2006 Dispatch All-County Defensive Player of the Year after intercepting six passes as a senior. He also played quarterback as a senior, throwing for 676 yards and rushing for 642. He was an all-conference baseball player his junior year and played for the Post 8 American Legion team that went to the state finals.

College career[edit]

Bush attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was a redshirt his freshman year and did not see any playing time. After redshirting in 2007 at Wake, Bush saw limited action as a redshirt freshman, making 17 tackles. He was used mostly at free safety in his sophomore year and had one interception. That one pick was a big one — it ended Russell Wilson's NCAA record of 379 passes without an interception. He played both cornerback and free safety as a junior, starting eight games and recording 33 tackles.As a senior free safety, Bush led the Demon Deacons with six interceptions and was named first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference. He was also a third-team All-American selection.

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 208 lb 4.50 s 1.54 s 2.57 s 4.45 s 7.02 s 33.5 in 9 ft 7 in 16 reps
All values from Pro Day.[1]

New York Jets[edit]

The New York Jets drafted Bush with the 17th pick of the 6th round (187th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.[2] Bush signed a four-year contract on May 6, 2012.[3] He was released on October 15, 2014.[4]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Bush was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad on November 18, 2014.[5] On December 28, 2014, Bush intercepted Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in a 47-14 win to end the regular season.


  1. ^ "Josh Bush". NFL Draft Scout. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Orr, Conor (28 April 2012). "NFL Draft 2012: Jets select Wake Forest S Josh Bush with sixth-round pick". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (6 May 2012). "Jets agree to four-year deal with sixth-round pick Josh Bush". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Consentino, Dom (October 15, 2014). "Jets activate LB Antwan Barnes from PUP, release S Josh Bush". Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Josh Bush". Retrieved December 13, 2014. 

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