Bush with the Denver Broncos in 2015
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||March 5, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Burlington, North Carolina|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Lexington (NC) West Davidson|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2015|
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.
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.
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.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 11 in||208 lb||4.50 s||1.54 s||2.57 s||4.45 s||7.02 s||33.5 in||9 ft 7 in||16 reps|
|All values from Pro Day|
The New York Jets drafted Bush with the 17th pick of the 6th round (187th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft. Bush signed a four-year contract on May 6, 2012. He was released on October 15, 2014.
Bush was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad on November 18, 2014. 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.
On December 1, 2015, the Denver Broncos signed Bush to the active roster. Bush won Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos after they beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Bush recorded two tackles in the Super Bowl.