T. J. Rushing
|Position:||Cornerback / Return specialist|
|Date of birth:||June 8, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Pauls Valley, Oklahoma|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||186 lb (84 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 238|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2010|
Terrall Brent "T. J." Rushing (born June 8, 1983 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma) is a defensive backs coach for Arizona State University. Formerly, he was a professional cornerback and return specialist. He most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He later defeated the Chicago Bears with the Colts in Super Bowl XLI. He played college football at Stanford.
He has also played for the Detroit Lions.
Rushing finished his Stanford career as one of the top three kick returners in school history with 1409 yards. He was named First Team All Pac-10 for his work on special teams during his junior year. Rushing had three career touchdowns on kickoff returns, including both the first and last return of his senior season.
Rushing mainly played on special teams as a kick/punt returner for the Colts, in a career which includes one punt return touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in 2007. Rushing spent the entire 2008 season on injured reserve.
He was non-tendered as a restricted free agent following the 2009 NFL season.
Arizona State University
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