Player Bio

Jermon Bushrod
T #74
Height:
6-5
Weight:
315
Age:
30
College:
Towson
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014):

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3
GS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 85 81
2014 CHI 3 3
2013 CHI 16 16
2012 NO 16 16
2011 NO 16 16
2010 NO 16 16
2009 NO 15 14
2008 NO 2 0
2007 NO 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 BUF L 20-23
2 @SF W 28-20
3 @NYJ W 27-19

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Two-time Pro Bowler (2011-12) has started 78-of-82 games played in seven seasons at left tackle for New Orleans (2007-12) and Chicago (2013)... Since becoming a starter in 2009, his teams have ranked in the top five in NFL for for fewest sacks allowed each season... In first season with the Bears (2013), started all 16 games at LT on line that allowed just 30 sacks, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL... During his time as a starter for New Orleans (2009-12), Saints offense allowed just 96 sacks, tied for fewest in the NFL, led the NFL in total offense (413.6 ypg) and was second in scoring offense (29.7 ppg)... Started all 16 contests in each of the last four seasons... Anchored  the Saints offensive line during their Super Bowl Championship season in 2009, starting 14 of 15 games played... Started all 6 postseason contests played at left tackle, including Super Bowl XLIV.
PRO CAREER: Two-time Pro Bowler (2011-12) has started 78-of-82 games played in seven seasons at left tackle for New Orleans (2007-12) and Chicago (2013)... Since becoming a starter in 2009, his teams have ranked in the top five in NFL for for fewest sacks allowed each season... In first season with the Bears (2013), started all 16 games at LT on line that allowed just 30 sacks, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL... During his time as a starter for New Orleans (2009-12), Saints offense allowed just 96 sacks, tied for fewest in the NFL, led the NFL in total offense (413.6 ypg) and was second in scoring offense (29.7 ppg)... Started all 16 contests in each of the last four seasons... Anchored  the Saints offensive line during their Super Bowl Championship season in 2009, starting 14 of 15 games played... Started all 6 postseason contests played at left tackle, including Super Bowl XLIV.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2012 - Pro Bowl. 2011 - Pro Bowl; Madden Most Valuable Protectors of the Year (Offensive Line Award); Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award (Week 9). 2010 - Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award (Week 6). 2009 - Madden Most Valuable Protectors of the Year.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the fourth round (125th overall) by New Orleans in the 2007 NFL Draft… Signed 3-year contract with the Saints (6/20/07)… Signed 1-year contract with New Orleans (4/13/10)… Signed 2-year contract with Saints (7/29/11)… Signed 5-year contract with Chicago (3/12/13). SIGNED through 2017

2013 SEASON: Started all 16 games at LT for Chicago on O-line that allowed just 30 sacks, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL... Helped Bears offense set franchise records in net yards (6,109), gross passing yards (4,450), net passing yards (4,281), completion percentage (64.4), passing touchdowns (32), passer rating (96.9), first downs (344) and passing first downs (215) in first season with the team.... Chicago’s 445 points scored in 2013 were second-most in team history... Helped pave way for first 1,000-yard rusher of career (M. Forte, 1,339 yards). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 - Named to second-consecutive Pro Bowl after starting all 16 games at LT for New Orleans, anchoring line that  was tied for third in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed… Saints were second in the NFL in total offense (410.9 yards per game) and third in scoring (28.8 points per game)… Helped block for Drew Brees who became first QB in NFL history with multiple 5,000-yard passing seasons (2011 and 2012), as he threw for 5,177 yards, third most in NFL single-season history… Offense compiled 6,574 total net yards, 11th most in NFL single-season history. 2011 - Named to first career Pro Bowl after starting all 16 games at LT for Saints, as offensive line allowed just 24 sacks, tied for second fewest in the NFL… Saints offense set an NFL single-season record with 7,474 net yards and ranks fifth in NFL history in total points (547)… Anchored offensive line that was key to helping Saints lead the NFL in total offense (467.1 yards per game) and finished second in scoring (34.2 points per game)… Helped block for QB Drew Brees who set an NFL single-season record with 5,476 passing yards… Started both postseason contests at LT. 2010 - Anchored New Orleans offensive line by starting all 16 games at LT as line allowed 26 sacks, fifth fewest in the NFL… Saints offense was sixth in the NFL in total offense (372.5 yards per game) and third in passing offense (277.6 net yards per game)… Started New Orleans’ lone postseason contest at LT. 2009 - Started 14 of 15 games played at LT for Super Bowl Champion Saints… Offensive line allowed just 20 sacks, fourth fewest in the NFL… New Orleans led NFL in scoring offense (31.9 points per game) and total offense (403.8 yards per game)… Started all 3 postseason contests at LT, including Super Bowl XLIV… Inactive vs. NYJ (10/4) with knee and ankle injuries. 2008 - Appeared in 2 contests on special teams… Inactive for 12 games, DNP in 2 contets. 2007 - Saw action in 1 contest, his NFL debut at HOU (11/18), on special teams… Inactive for 14 games, DNP in 1 contest.

COLLEGE: Four-year starter at Towson… All-Atlantic 10 selection at LT in 2006… Finished career with a streak of 38 consecutive starts… Earned third-team all-league honors as a junior… Posted 72 knockdown blocks and was third-team all-Atlantic 10 as a sophomore, his first full season as a starter… Started 5 games in 2003 after redshirting in 2002.

PERSONAL: Attended King George (Va.) High School, where he was a standout in football, basketball and baseball… Honorable mention all-state selection at T… Scheduled an annual golf tournament to raise book scholarships for student athletes from his hometown of King George, Va… Has worked as a substitute teacher and done community service work at various NAACP events.

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