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Josh Bush
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Bush with the Denver Broncos in 2015
Free agent
Position: Free safety
Personal information
Born: (1989-03-05) March 5, 1989 (age 29)
Burlington, North Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Lexington (NC) West Davidson
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles: 44
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 2
Fumble recoveries: 0
Interceptions: 2
Player stats at

Joshua B. Bush (born March 6, 1989) is an American football free safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was also a member of the Denver Broncos and won Super Bowl 50 with the team over his homestate Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Wake Forest.

High school career[edit]

Bush attended West Davidson High School where he was a standout player, on both sides of the ball. Bush was The 2006 Dispatch All-County Defensive Player of the Year after intercepting six passes as a senior. He also played quarterback as a senior, throwing for 676 yards and rushing for 642. He was an all-conference baseball player his junior year and played for the Post 8 American Legion team that went to the state finals.

College career[edit]

Bush attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was a redshirt his freshman year and did not see any playing time. After redshirting in 2007 at Wake, Bush saw limited action as a redshirt freshman, making 17 tackles. He was used mostly at free safety in his sophomore year and had one interception. That one pick was a big one — it ended Russell Wilson's NCAA record of 379 passes without an interception. He played both cornerback and free safety as a junior, starting eight games and recording 33 tackles.As a senior free safety, Bush led the Demon Deacons with six interceptions and was named first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference. He was also a third-team All-American selection.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
4.50 s 1.54 s 2.57 s 4.45 s 7.02 s 33.5 in
(0.85 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
16 reps
All values from Pro Day[1]

New York Jets[edit]

The New York Jets drafted Bush with the 17th pick of the 6th round (187th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.[2] Bush signed a four-year contract on May 6, 2012.[3] He was released on October 15, 2014.[4]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Bush was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad on November 18, 2014.[5] On December 28, 2014, Bush intercepted Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in a 47-14 win to end the regular season. On October 1, 2015, he was waived by the team.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Bush was signed by the Buffalo Bills on October 14, 2015 after safety Aaron Williams was placed on short-term IR.[6] He was released by the team on October 23, 2015.

Denver Broncos (second stint)[edit]

On December 1, 2015, the Denver Broncos signed Bush to the active roster.[7] On February 7, 2016, Bush was part of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[8] Bush recorded two tackles in the Super Bowl.[9]


  1. ^ "Josh Bush". NFL Draft Scout. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Orr, Conor (28 April 2012). "NFL Draft 2012: Jets select Wake Forest S Josh Bush with sixth-round pick". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (6 May 2012). "Jets agree to four-year deal with sixth-round pick Josh Bush". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Consentino, Dom (October 15, 2014). "Jets activate LB Antwan Barnes from PUP, release S Josh Bush". Archived from the original on October 16, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Josh Bush". Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bills place S Aaron Williams (neck) on short-term IR, sign S Josh Bush". Retrieved October 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Broncos sign S Josh Bush, waive TE Richard Gordon, release TE Arthur Lynch". Retrieved 2015-12-02. 
  8. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - National Football League Game Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 7 August 2017. 

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