Michael Bush
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Michael Bush

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Male

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 247

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
06/16/1984

Nationally:
Heisman Trophy Candidate


One of the greatest athletes to ever put on a Cardinal uniform... Heisman Trophy candidate... recognized as one of the top players in the country... featured player in an offense thatre-written the school record books... has breakaway speed... one of the most prolific scorers in school history... powerful runner who moves the pile on contact.

Career Notes: Has rushed for 2,380 yards and 36 touchdowns... averaging 5.7 yards per carry... ranks seventh in school history in rushing yards and second in touchdowns... has appeared in 35 games with 15 starts... has recorded nine 100-yard games and one 200-yard game.

2005: Named first team All-BIG EAST... set the school record for rushing touchdowns with 23 and points scored with 144... scored two or more touchdowns in nine of ten games... lead the nation in scoring with an average of 14.4 ppg... finished first in the BIG EAST in rushing and all-purpose yardage... rushed for 94 yards against Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl... returned to action after missing two games and rushed for 121 yards and three scores versus Connecticut... ran for 115 yards and two scores versus Pittsburgh... rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns against Cincinnati... accounted for three scores (two rushing and one receiving) verus North Carolina... became the seventh player in school history to run for 200 yards in a game with 204 yards and three touchdowns against Florida Atlantic... ran for 81 yards and two touchdowns versus South Florida... scored two touchdowns against Oregon State... rushed for 128 yards on a career-high 27 carries versus Kentucky... named to the BIG EAST's Honor Roll for his performance against UK.

2004: Second on the team in rushing with 734 yards and seven touchdowns... also caught 11 passes for 155 yards... tallied 106 yards on 12 carries versus Cincinnati... rushed nine times for 47 yards against Houston... threw a 48-yard touchdown pass and rushed for a score versus TCU... rushed 16 times for 81 yards against Memphis... carried nine times for 64 yards and two touchdowns against USF... logged a season-high 17 carries for 82 yards against North Carolina... carried 13 times for 57 yards and two scores against Army... rushed 13 times for 73 yards in season opener against Kentucky.

2003: Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... third on the team in rushing with 81 carries for 503 yards and six touchdowns ... averaged 6.2 yards per carry ... also caught 17 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown... notched two 100-yard rushing games -- running for 125 yards and a touchdown against Cincinnati and 137 yards and two scores versus Houston ... scampered 81 yards for a touchdown against Cincinnati... caught a season-high three passes in four different games ... posted a career-high 56 yards receiving versus UTEP... ran for 66 yards and two touchdowns against Tulane... scored on a 24-yard reception against Syracuse.

Male High School: Spent his senior campaign playing quarterback after seeing action at running back, wide receiver, defensive back, linebacker and defensive end over his career ... the nation's top rated safety and 6th-overall prospect by ESPN's Tom Lemming ... the nation's 12th-ranked prospect by CollegeFootballNews.com ... the nation's 26th-ranked prospect by The Sporting News ... a four-star prospect by both TheInsiders.com and Rivals.com ... rated the nation's 14th overall prospect by TheInsiders.com ... rated by Rivals.com as the nation's 25th-ranked overall player and the second-ranked athlete ... named Kentucky's Mr. Football as a senior after leading Male to a 14-1 record and an appearance in the state title game ... completed 190 of 304 passes for 2,891 yards and 35 touchdowns, rushed 131 times for 911 yards and seven scores and caught 17 passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns as a senior ... completed 33 of 47 passes for 468 yards and six touchdowns, rushed 24 times for 116 yards and a score and caught two passes for 24 yards in Male's 59-56 loss in the state finals ... named co-first-team Associated Press All-State quarterback, co-Paul Hornung Award winner, won the Frank Camp Award, won the Roy Kidd Award, was named Student Sports National Athlete of the Week and was named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Southern team ... also named to Fox Sports Net South's CTSD All-South First-Team ... the top vote getter for the 2001 Football All-State team at five different positions as a junior when he hauled in 64 passes for 1,090 yards and 22 scores ... wrapped up his prep career ranked fourth in the state record book in career receiving yards with 180 catches for 3,031 yards and 37 touchdowns ... also rushed 256 times for 1,581 yards and 25 scores and completed 221 of 385 passes for 3,379 yards and 40 touchdowns.

Personal Profile: Son of Michael and Toni Bush... born 6/16/84... Sports Administration major.

Rushing
Year	GP-GS	Rush	Yds	TD	Avg.	Long
2003	13-4	81	503	6	6.2	81
2004	12-3	132	734	7	5.6	31
2005	10-8	205	1,143	23	5.6	73
Totals	35-15	418	2,386	36	5.7	81

Receiving Year GP Rec Yds Avg TD Long 2003 13 17 240 14.1 1 56 2004 12 11 155 14.1 0 41 2005 10 21 253 12.0 1 21 Totals 35 49 649 13.2 2 56

2005 Game-By-Game Game Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD Kentucky 27 128 2 2 24 0 Oregon State 11 57 2 3 40 0 USF 18 81 2 1 11 0 FAU 18 204 3 2 39 0 North Carolina 20 57 2 2 26 1 West Virginia 37 159 4 3 19 0 Cincinnati 17 127 3 3 27 0 Pittsburgh 16 115 2 4 59 0 Rutgers DNP-inj. Syracuse DNP-inj. Connecticut 25 121 3 0 0 0 Virginia Tech 16 94 0 1 8 0

2004 Game-By-Game Game Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD Kentucky 14 73 0 2 41 0 Army 13 57 2 0 0 0 North Carolina 17 82 0 0 0 0 ECU 9 37 1 2 34 0 Miami 6 16 0 1 25 0 USF 9 64 2 0 0 0 Memphis 16 81 0 1 0 0 TCU 5 25 1 2 32 0 Houston 9 47 0 1 2 0 Cincinnati 12 106 0 0 0 0 Tulane 10 50 1 2 21 0 Boise State 12 96 0 0 0 0

2003 Game-By-Game Game Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD Kentucky 2 -5 0 0 0 0 Syracuse 2 2 0 1 24 1 UTEP 7 15 0 1 56 0 Temple 6 42 0 0 0 0 USF 2 2 0 1 24 0 Army 6 45 1 3 46 0 Tulane 9 66 2 3 43 0 ECU 5 33 0 3 13 0 TCU 4 -3 0 3 27 0 Memphis 3 11 0 1 -2 0 Houston 15 137 2 0 0 0 Cincinnati 11 125 1 1 9 0 Miami 9 33 0 0 0 0

Bush's Game Offensive Bests Attempts 37 West Virginia 10/15/05 Yards 204 Florida Atlantic 10/1/05 Touchdowns 4 West Virginia 10/15/05 Receptions 4 Pittsburgh 11/3/05

    Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA University of Louisville
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