December 13, 1985 |
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||194 lb (88 kg)|
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Michael Leron Bumpus (born December 13, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Washington State.
Bumpus attended Culver City Middle School. Bumpus played high school football at Culver City High School where he graduated in 2004. While playing for Culver City, he was named to the first-team "Best In The West" by the Long Beach Press Telegram
Michael is the only child of Renee Bumpus. Raised on the Westside of Los Angeles in a small suburban community of Culver City California, where he excelled in 4 sports. Ms Bumpus kept her son involved in sports to give him something positive to do after school and to keep him busy while she worked. Michael grew to love sports, especially soccer. As a youngster he excelled in basketball and soccer. Michael traveled to Europe in 2001, where he competed against local soccer teams. Upon his return he joined the Culver City Centaurs football team (Michael was not allowed to play football until high school). In 2004 he became the starting wide receiver for Washington State University in Pullman Washington. Michael broke several records for most catches, punt return yards and punt return touchdowns. In 2012 Michael and wife Jennifer became the owner operators of Elite Training Academy in Monroe Washington. February 2015 he was hired as the head football coach at Monroe High School.
Bumpus played his college ball for the Washington State Cougars, where he put up impressive statistics of 195 receptions (a school record), 2,022 yards, and 8 touchdowns. In his freshman year, Bumpus was named to The Sporting News Pac-10 All Freshman Team
On September 21, 2008 against the St. Louis Rams, Bumpus scored his lone NFL touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck. He was waived by the team on September 1, 2009 during the first round of cuts
On September 16, 2010, Bumpus was added to the BC Lions roster
Signed on December 10, 2010 to Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League