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T. J. Rushing
Memphis Tigers
Position: Defensive backs coach
Personal information
Born: (1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 35)
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Pauls Valley (OK)
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 238
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 30
Sacks: 0.5
INTs: 0
Total Return Yards: 1,290
Total TDs: 1
Player stats at

Terrall Brent "T. J." Rushing (born June 8, 1983) is a defensive backs coach for The University of Memphis. Formerly, he was a professional cornerback and return specialist.[1] 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.

Early years[edit]

Rushing attended Pauls Valley High School in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track.[citation needed]

Stanford career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]


Indianapolis Colts[edit]

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.[citation needed]

He was non-tendered as a restricted free agent following the 2009 NFL season.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Rushing signed with the Detroit Lions on August 18, 2010 and was released by the club on September 4, 2010.[2]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Rushing was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on April 19, 2012.[3] He was released during training camp on June 17, 2012.[4]


Arizona State University[edit]

Rushing was hired as a defensive backs coach for Arizona State University in 2016.[5]

University of Memphis[edit]

Rushing was hired as the defensive backs coach for Memphis in January 2018.[6]


  1. ^ "T.J. Rushing". Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Detroit Lions Transactions". 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Riders release veteran Romero, sign four". 2012. Archived from the original on April 22, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  5. ^ 2016 Retrieved March 21, 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ 2018 Retrieved January 25, 2018.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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