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Michael Bush biography

Date of birth : 1984-06-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-29
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Oakland Raiders, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Michael Bush is an American football running back for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League.

PRO: Young running back was impressive in Raiders backfield in 2008…Spent 2007 on Injured Reserve, rehabbing from a broken leg suffered during his final college season.

2008: Saw action in 15 games, finishing third on the team with 421 yards rushing on 95 carries (4.4 avg.)…Tied for fourth on the team with 19 receptions for 162 yards…Also attempted two passes, completing one for eight yards…Saw time at RB and FB…(9/8) vs. DEN: Made NFL debut, playing at RB and on special teams…(9/14) @ KC: Rushed for 90 yards on 16 carries…Scored his first career touchdown on a 32-yard run in the fourth quarter…(9/21) @ BUF: Led team with 55 yards rushing on 14 carries…(9/28) vs. SD: Carried the ball a team-high 14 times for 48 yards…Also led the team with seven receptions for 80 yards…(10/12) @ NO: Rushed three times for nine yards…Had one reception for four yards…(10/19) vs. NYJ: Saw action on special teams…(10/26) @ BAL: Had five carries for eight yards…Had one reception for three yards…(11/2) vs. ATL: Had three carries and three receptions for 15 yards…(11/9) vs. CAR: Rushed eight times for 30 yards…Led team with five catches for 43 yards…(11/16) @ MIA: Did not play…(11/23) @ DEN: Saw action at FB…Completed first career pass, connecting with TE Zach Miller for an 8-yard gain…(11/30) vs. KC: Saw time at FB and on special teams…(12/4) @ SD: Carried the ball two times for four yards…(12/14) vs. NE: Saw time at FB and on special teams…Had one kickoff return for 14 yards…Also attempted a pass…(12/21) vs. HOU: Saw time at FB and on special teams…(12/28) @ TB: Rushed 27 times for a career-high 177 yards and a pair of touchdowns…Rushing yards marked a Raiders season high and stands as the seventh-highest single-game total in Raiders history…Had a career-long run of 67 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter…Added one reception for six yards.

2007: Spent season on Injured Reserve…Joined Raiders as a fourth round selection (100th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
His 2,508 yards rushing rank seventh on the University of Louisville’s all-time list...His 435 rushing attempts is seventh in Louisville history...Average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt ranks fourth in school history...His 39 rushing touchdowns were four shy of the school career record...His string of nine consecutive games with at least one rushing touchdown in 2005 is the second-longest streak in Louisville history…Ran for more than 100 yards in 10 games during his career...His 23 rushing touchdowns in 2005 set a school single-season record, breaking the previous mark of 20, and rank third on the Big East Conference single-season record list...His 1,143 yards rushing in 2005 rank seventh on the school’s single-season record list...His 144 points scored in 2005 set a school single-season record...His 246 points scored rank third in Louisville history…As a senior, named consensus All-American and was an All-Big East Conference first team preseason selection…Saw his senior campaign come to an end midway through the season opener vs. Kentucky when he suffered a broken bone in his right leg...In slightly over two quarters, he rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries (7.5 avg.)…As a junior, named first team All-Big East Conference...Played in 10 games, starting eight, as he led the nation in scoring (14.4 points per game)...Ranked 13th nationally and second in the Big East(114.3 yards per game rushing)...Finished second in the conference and 23rd in NCAA Division I-A (139.6 all-purpose yards per game)...Led the team with 205 carries for a career high 1,143 yards (5.6) and a school single-season record 23 touchdowns...His 1,143 yards rank seventh on the school’s single-season record list...Finished fifth on the squad with 21 receptions for 253 yards (12.0) and a score...His 144 points scored set another school single-season record...Ran for more than 100 yards in six contests and scored at least two touchdowns in nine consecutive games…Played in every game as a sophomore...Ranked second on the team with 132 carries for 734 yards (5.6) and seven touchdowns, adding 155 yards on 11 receptions (14.1)...Returned two kickoffs for 40 yards (20.0) and recorded three tackles (two solo)...He also completed one of two pass attempts for a 48-yard touchdown…Saw action in 13 games as freshman... Finished third on the team with 81 carries for 503 yards (6.2) and six touchdowns...Also caught 17 passes for 240 yards (14.1) and a score...Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team…Credited with two 100-yard rushing games during the season...Gained 48 yards on three kickoff returns (16.0) and made two solo tackles...Completed 4 of 11 passes (36.4 percent) for 67 yards and two scores…Communications major.

PERSONAL:
At Male High School in his native Louisville, Ky., spent his senior season playing quarterback…Also saw action at running back, wide receiver, defensive back, linebacker and defensive end...Finished his prep career ranked fourth in the state record books in career receiving yards (3,031) on 180 catches (16.8) and 37 touchdowns…Also rushed 256 times for 1,581 yards (6.2) and 25 scores and completed 221 of 385 passes (57.4 percent) for 3,379 yards and 40 touchdowns.


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