Devin Bush
Ole Miss Rebels
Position:Director of football recruiting
Personal information
Born: (1973-07-03) July 3, 1973 (age 48)
Miami, Florida
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Hialeah (FL) Miami Lakes
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
  • Michigan (2016–2019)
    Defensive analyst
  • Ole Miss (2020–present)
    Director of football recruiting
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:410
Interceptions:7
Forced fumbles:5
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Devin Marquese Bush Sr. (born July 3, 1973) is an American former college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. Bush played college football for Florida State University (FSU), where he was a member of FSU's 1993 national championship team. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft, and he also played professionally for the NFL's St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns.[1][2]

Early life

Bush was born in Miami, Florida. He attended Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School in Hialeah, Florida, where he was a standout high school football player for the Hialeah-Miami Lakes Trojans.

College football career

Bush received an athletic scholarship to attend Florida State University, where he played for coach Bobby Bowden's Florida State Seminoles football team from 1992 to 1994. As a sophomore in 1993, Bush was a starting safety for the Seminoles' Bowl Coalition national championship team that defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 18–16 in the Orange Bowl. During his three-year college career as a Seminole, the team won three consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championships, and Bush received All-ACC honors in 1993 and 1994. His defensive coordinator at Florida State, Mickey Andrews, later said Bush "was the most complete player he had ever coached."[citation needed]

Professional football career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span Bench press
5 ft 11+38 in
(1.81 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
31+38 in
(0.80 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]

The Atlanta Falcons chose Bush in the first round, with the 26th overall pick, of the 1995 NFL Draft. Between 1995 and 2002, he played at both safety spots in his career for the Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns. He appeared in two Super Bowls: the Falcons' loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII at the end of the 1998–99 season, and the St. Louis Rams' 23–16 win over the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV in 1999–2000. Bush had seven career interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.[4]

Coaching career

In April 2013, he became a football coach at Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida.[5]

On February 18, 2016, Bush became a defensive analyst for the University of Michigan under head coach Jim Harbaugh, joining his son, Devin Bush Jr., who was part of Michigan's 2016 recruiting class, in Ann Arbor.

On February 7, 2020, Ole Miss announced that Bush joined their staff as their director of recruiting.[6]

Personal life

Devin Jr. was also a first-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bush family joined (among others) the Mannings (Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Arch Manning), the Humphreys (Bobby Humphrey, Marlon Humphrey) and the Matthews (Clay Matthews Sr., Bruce Matthews, Clay Matthews Jr., Casey Matthews, Clay Matthews III, Kevin Matthews, and Jake Matthews) as some families in the National Football League.[7]

NFL stats

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
1995 ATL 11 35 21 14 0.0 0 0 0 1 00 00 00 0 5
1996 ATL 16 58 50 08 0.0 1 1 0 1 02 02 02 0 3
1997 ATL 16 84 69 15 0.0 1 1 0 1 04 04 04 0 7
1998 ATL 13 17 13 04 0.0 2 0 0 0 00 00 00 0 1
1999 STL 16 42 35 07 0.0 1 1 0 2 45 22.5 45 1 5
2000 STL 13 67 50 17 1.0 0 0 0 0 00 00 00 0 3
2001 CLE 16 62 43 19 0.0 1 1 0 2 62 31 43 1 4
2002 CLE 5 41 35 06 0.0 0 0 0 0 00 00 00 0 1
Career 116 406 316 90 1.0 6 4 0 7 113 16 45 2 29

[8]

Key

References

  1. ^ "Flanagan High School sets sights on first playoff berth". Miami Herald. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Bush, Devin M." Who's Who Among African Americans  – via HighBeam (subscription required). January 1, 2009. Archived from the original on September 21, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "Devin Bush, Combine Results, FS - Florida State". nflcombineresults.com. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  4. ^ "Devin Bush". NFL. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  5. ^ "Devin Bush named Flanagan football coach". SunSentinel. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "Michigan assistant joins Ole Miss staff". wolverineswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  7. ^ "Celebrating Father's Day - The fathers and sons of the NFL". NFL.com. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  8. ^ "Devin Bush Stats".