Rafael Bush

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Rafael Bush
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Bush in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 25 New Orleans Saints
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-12) May 12, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth: Williston, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Williston (SC) Elko
College: South Carolina State
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 119
Sacks: 0.0
INTs: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Rafael Bush (born May 12, 1987) is an American football safety for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He initially joined the NFL in 2010 when signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent. He played college football at South Carolina State. Bush was named HBCU Top 30 Under 30,[1] in July 2014

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Bush signed with the Atlanta Falcons on April 26, 2010. He was released on September 4, 2010 and signed to the Falcons' practice squad the next day. The team promoted him to the active roster on December 29, 2010. He was released during final cuts on September 3, 2011, but re-signed to the practice squad the following day.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On October 17, 2011, Bush was signed away from the Falcons' practice squad by the Denver Broncos.[2]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On September 1, 2012, Bush was signed by the New Orleans Saints. Bush is noted for wearing #25 with the team, which was notably worn by Reggie Bush during the latter's tenure with the team.

Bush was a restricted free agent after the 2013 season, and he signed an offer sheet with the Falcons that would have returned him to Atlanta for reported compensation of about $4.5 million for two years. However, on April 7, 2014, the Saints exercised their right to match the Falcons' offer and bring Bush back to New Orleans.[3]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2011 DEN 6 3 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 NO 16 18 14 4 0.0 1 2 1 1 40 40 40 0 1
2013 NO 13 42 30 12 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
2014 NO 10 55 44 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Career 45 118 91 27 0.0 1 3 0 1 40 40 40 0 9

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Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert K Hoggard. "HBCU Top 30 Under 30". hbcubuzz.com. Washington DC: HBCU Buzz. p. 3. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2011/10/17/broncos-add-safety-rafael-bush-to-roster/10209/ Broncos add safety Rafael Bush to roster after Brandon Lloyd trade
  3. ^ Vaughn McClure, "Saints match offer for Rafael Bush", ESPN.com, April 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Rafael Bush Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 

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