9 Tra'ves Bush
Turner, Greene, Bush and Wetzel invited to play in all-star games
Mindful of his own senior, as well as someone else's, Ken Niumatalolo exhibited the essence of Army-Navy.
Niumatalolo, Jasper, Reynolds, Bush and Turner met with the media
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At Navy: Enters the fall as the starter at rover ... one of the team leaders ... versatile athlete that can also play outside linebacker ... was one of Navy's best players on defense last year ... smart football player that is usually in the right spot ... All-East candidate ... has earned two varsity letters.
2011: Played in all 12 games, starting 10 ... earned eight starts at outside linebacker and two at rover ... earned All-East recognition by the ECAC and was an Honorable Mention All-Independent Team selection by the nationwide media panel responsible for the FBS Indpendent Player of the Week awards ... named to Phil Steele's 2011 All-Independent First Team ... finished the year as the Mids' second-leading tackler with 93 (61-32), including four tackles for a loss of 11 yards ... also made a pair of interceptions, including one for a TD, and broke up a pass ... turned in eight tackles for the Mids against Army ... part of a Navy defense that forced three Army turnovers and held the Black Knights to just 97 yards on the ground in the second half after giving up 201 in the opening half ... pitched in seven tackles against San Jose State, while picking off Spartans QB Matt Faulkner early in the second quarter ... recorded a team-high tying nine tackles against SMU, including six solo tackles ... also pitched in a tackle for a loss of a yard ... paced the Mids in tackles with 10 against Troy, including seven solo stops ... contributed eight tackles against Notre Dame ... turned in a season-high 13 tackles, including 10 solo stops against East Carolina, where he again made the start for the Mids at outside linebacker ... eclipsed the 100-career tackle mark against the Pirates ... made the start at rover for the Mids against Rutgers where he turned in six tackles ... turned in 10 tackles against Southern Miss, including eight solo stops ... contributed a pair of solo tackles, including a tackle for a loss of two yards against Air Force ... started at outside linebacker against South Carolina, subbing in for an injured Keegan Wetzel ... pitched in 11 tackles, including seven solo stops ... also recorded a tackle for a loss of three yards ... played a solid game at Western Kentucky where he posted six tackles and an interception ... picked off WKU quarterback Brandon Doughty (9:51, 4Q) and returned it 49 yards for his first-career touchdown ... it was his second-career interception ... it's the first interception returned for a touchdown by a Navy player since Ram Vela returned an interception 68 yards for a TD against Army on Dec. 6, 2008 ... recorded three solo stops, including a tackle for a loss of five yards in the Mids' season-opening victory over Delaware.
2010: Played in all 13 contests, while making one start ... finished the year with 44 tackles, an interception returned for 32 yards and a fumble recovery ... produced four tackles in Navy's Poinsettia Bowl loss to San Diego State ... contributed a pair of tackles in Navy's 31-17 victory over Army ... made his first-career start at inside linebacker in Navy's win over Arkansas State ... along with Tyler Simmons, led the Mids with nine tackles, including seven solo stops ... picked off Arkansas St. QB Ryan Aplin in the fourth (2:15) and returned it 32 yards ... it was his first-career interception ... posted four tackles against Central Michigan, including three solo stops ... primarily a member of the Mids' special teams, he earned his first-career start at East Carolina where he made a career-high 14 tackles ... the 14 tackles were more than he had amassed the entire season before that game (11) ... he also recovered a fumble ... part of a defensive unit that forced four East Carolina fumbled, marking the first time the Mids have forced and recovered four fumbles since Oct. 5, 1996, when Duke fumbled five times and the Mids recovered four of the five fumbles ... contributed one tackle in Navy's Homecoming loss to Duke ... posted a career-high tying three tackles on special teams in Navy's victory over Notre Dame ... turned in a solo tackle on special teams against SMU ... added a solo tackle at Air Force ... turned in a career-high tying three tackles at Louisiana Tech ... recorded a pair of solo tackles against Maryland.
2009: Played in 11 contests primarily as a member of special teams ... turned in one tackle against Missouri in leading the Mids to a Texas Bowl win ... made a solo tackle against Hawai'i ... returned to the field for the Mids' final home game of the year against Delaware after sitting out the Wake Forest, Temple and Notre Dame games with an ankle injury suffered against SMU ... made two solo tackles on special teams against the Blue Hens ... was in on a career-high three tackles at Rice ... made one tackle on special teams in the Mids' win over Western Kentucky ... stripped Pitt's Antwuan Reed on the opening kickoff, however the Panthers were able to recover and go on to score a TD ... pitched in a tackle against Pitt ... turned in a solo tackle in his collegiate debut in the Mids' season opener against sixth-ranked Ohio State.
High School / Personal: A 2009 graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, Bush was a three-sport standout earning letters in basketball (3), football (3) and track & field (1) ... an all-region performer in all three sports his senior season, including being named the region's defensive player of the year in football ... named the Aiken Standard Defensive Player of Year, as well as the Augusta Chronicle Player of the Year ... an all-area performer (LB/RB), who also was named All-State (S.C.) ... recipient of the Deon Grant Player of the Year award ... played in the South Carolina North-South All-Star Football Game as a senior ... led the football team to region championships in 2006 and `08 ... basketball team won region titles in 2007 and `09 ... graduated with honors, he was ranked 12th out of 183 students in his class ... served as the Beta Club President ... son of Scotty Brown and Sabrina Bush-Brown ... majoring in economics.