Jermon Bushrod

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Jermon Bushrod
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Bushrod with the Saints in 2012
No. 74
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1984-08-19) August 19, 1984 (age 36)
King George, Virginia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:King George
(King George, Virginia)
College:Towson
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 125
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:145
Games started:128
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jermon Terrell Bushrod[1] (born August 19, 1984) is a former American football guard. He played college football for Towson University[2] and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), including seven for the Saints, and was their starting left tackle in their Super Bowl XLIV championship. Bushrod also played for the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins.

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], where he was a Pro Bowler in 2011 and 2012.

Chicago Bears[edit]

Bushrod signed a five-year deal worth $35 million 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 and served as their starting right guard.[7] Bushrod was the starting right guard during the 2016 season leading the way for Jay Ajayi to rush for 1,278 yards.

On March 16, 2017, Bushrod re-signed with the Dolphins.[8] He started 10 games in 2017 before suffering a foot injury in Week 11. He missed the next four games before being placed on injured reserve on December 20, 2017.[9]

New Orleans Saints (second stint)[edit]

On March 15, 2018, Bushrod signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.[10] He was released on September 8, 2018, but was re-signed four days later.[11][12] He started five games at left tackle in place of an injured Terron Armstead.

On August 29, 2019, Bushrod announced his retirement from the NFL.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com.
  2. ^ a b Taft Coghill, Jr., ""Saints' Bushrod set to march into town Archived March 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine," 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 December 17, 2015.
  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 March 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Re-sign Bushrod". MiamiDolphins.com. March 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. December 20, 2017. Archived from the original on February 23, 2018.
  10. ^ Teope, Herbie (March 15, 2018). "Saints bring back offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod: source". NOLA.com.
  11. ^ Katzenstein, Josh (September 8, 2018). "Saints release offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod". NOLA.com.
  12. ^ Katzenstein, Josh (September 12, 2018). "Saints cut offensive lineman Michael Ola; re-sign Jermon Bushrod". NOLA.com.
  13. ^ "Saints tackle Jermon Bushrod announces retirement". NewOrleansSaints.com. August 29, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official Website: www.jermonbushrod.com