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University of Miami Athletics

Deon Bush


Defensive Back




195 lbs.




Miami, Fla.


Sports Administration

High School

Columbus HS

Deon Bush - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2015 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (Coaches)

2015 (Senior): Served as one of Miami’s top defensive players, starting 12 of 13 games…Only non-start occured due to second-half targeting call that forced him to miss first half vs. Cincinnati…Ranked fifth on team with 50 total tackles…Ranked second on team with six PBUs…Started season opener vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5) and totaled two tackles…Had strong performance in start vs. FAU (Sept. 11), recording four tackles (two solo), one sack (8 yards) and first fumble recovery of season…Totaled five tackles (two solo), one PBU and first interception of season in start vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19)…Recorded two solo tackles in second half at Cincinnati (Oct. 1)…Missed first half vs. Bearcats due to targeting penalty incurred vs. Cornhuskers…Totaled five tackles (four solo) in start at Florida State (Oct. 10)…Had two tackles and 1.0 TFL (2 yards) in start vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)…Ranked third on team and set career mark with eight tackles in start vs. Clemson (Oct. 24)…Recorded five tackles (four solo) and one PBU in start at Duke (Oct. 31)…Had one solo tackle and one PBU in start vs. Virginia (Nov. 7)…Credited with five solo tackles, 1.0 TFLs and one quarterback hurry in start at North Carolina (Nov. 14)…Had six total tackles (four solo) in start vs. Georgia Tech (Nov. 21)…Added two tackles in regular season finale start at Pittsburgh (Nov. 27)…Started against Washington State in Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26) and had three tackles, one fumble recovery and two PBUs.

2014 (Junior): Started season opener at Louisville, posting six tackles including five solo stops…Made second consecutive start against FAMU, recording three tackles…Registered six tackles (five solo) in start against Arkansas State, including first sack of season…Also forced fumble against Red Wolves…Recorded four tackles and one forced fumble in start against Nebraska…Added four tackles and one PBU against Duke…Added seven tackles (six solo) in start against Georgia Tech…Had six solo takedowns in start against Cincinnati…Credited with forced fumble, fumble recovery, four tackles (three solo) and 1 TFL in start against Virginia Tech…Had standout performance in start against North Carolina, delivering five tackles (four solo), one sack, one forced fumble and one interception…Recorded three tackles (all solo), one forced fumble and one interception in start against Florida State…Credited with five tackles, one TFL and 2 PBUs in Duck Commander Independence Bowl start against South Carolina.

2013 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games, making three starts … Missed first two games due to injury … Honorable mention All-ACC by ACSMA … Made season debut against Savannah State, recording one tackle … Recorded career-first sack in road win at USF … Forced fumble on same play … Registered four tackles and career-first INT in ACC loss at No. 3 Florida State … Totaled four tackles at Duke … Tallied four tackles – three solo stops – road win at Pitt … Tied for team-high with seven tackles, one sack and accounted for career-first safety vs. Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl … Earned letter.

2012 (True Freshman): Played in 10 games, making six starts at safety … Second-team Freshman All-America by … Made 34 tackles, including 28 solo stops … Added 1.0 tackle for loss, three pass break-ups and finished tied for second in ACC with three forced fumbles … Tallied four solo stops in debut at Boston College … Added six tackles (all solo) following week at Kansas State … Made career-first start against Bethune-Cookman … Forced two fumbles inloss at Notre Dame … Named Newcomer of the Year at team’s end-of-season banquet … Earned letter.

High School: Four-star recruit according to … Has been compared to former Miami great Antrel Rolle … No. 5 safety prospect, No. 68 overall prospect and No. 12 prospect instate of Florida by … Ranked 65th on ESPN 150 as fourth-best safety prospect and 14th-best prospect from Florida … As senior made 40 stops and had seven interceptions … Asjunior at Columbus in Miami, Fla., returned one punt for touchdown and compiled 50 tackles and three interceptions … During sophomore campaign, collected 47 tackles and two interceptions … Played for coach Chris Merritt at Columbus … Chose UM over Florida, Florida State, Alabama and Auburn.

2015 13-12 33 17 50 3.0 15 1.0 8 0 2 6 1 0
2014 11-11 39 14 53 4.0 20 2.0 18 5 1 3 2 0
2013 11-3 23 8 31 2.0 18 2.0 18 1 0 1 1 0
2012 10-6 28 6 34 1.0 2 0.0 0 3 0 3 0 0
CAREER 45-32 123 45 168 10.0 55 5.0 44 9 3 13 4 0