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Davin Bush re-signs with Riders

May 3, 2004 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Saskatchewan Roughriders News Release

The Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club announced today they have signed free agent import defensive back Davin Bush. Details of the contract were not disclosed.

Bush has played for the Green and White for the past three seasons and will now be entering his fourth year at halfback in assistant coach Richie Hall’s defensive secondary.

In 2003, Bush made 41 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles and had one fumble recovery. The product of Central Florida grabbed his first interception of his career in Week 4 in Winnipeg on his way to four picks and one touchdown on the season.

Hall said Bush’s ability to stay in the hip pocket of some of the best slotbacks in the CFL is just one reason why the Roughriders were adamant about re-signing the free agent.

“Davin understands what we are doing on defense and is a true athlete,” said Hall, the Riders’ defensive coordinator. “He is another piece of the puzzle we need to have in place if we want to continue to be successful on defense.”

DAVIN BUSH 31

DEFENSIVE BACK

Height: 5’8 Weight: 165 Import: Central Florida

Born: October 5, 1977 Miami, FL Yrs Pro: 4 Yrs CFL: 4 Yrs Rider: 4 How Acquired: Signed as free agent in June, 2001

Games Played: CFL: 27 2003: 17

PRO: Fourth year with the Riders…originally signed as a free agent by Saskatchewan in June, 2001.

2003: Started 17 games at defensive back…started 15 games at cornerback and 3 games at halfback…also started at cornerback for Western Semi-Final and Western Final…had one defensive tackle, one special teams tackle, and first CFL interception in week 4…had three defensive tackles and an interception for first CFL touchdown in week 6…had two defensive tackles and an interception in week 9…had one defensive tackle and one interception in week 12…had two defensive tackles in West Semi-Final…had two defensive tackles in Western Final…SEASON STATS: 41 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, one fumble recovery, four interceptions, and one touchdown.

2002: Started two weeks at linebacker and seven weeks at halfback…started East Semi-Final at halfback recording three defensive tackles…spent first six weeks of season on injured reserve list…had team high five defensive tackles in week 7…SEASON STATS: 26 defensive tackles, four pass knockdowns, and one interception.

CAREER: Dressed for one game as the designated import in 2001…made one defensive tackle…spent remainder of season on practice roster.

COLLEGE: Three year letterman at Central Florida…in final year led UCF in interceptions with three for 87 yards and a touchdown…in 11 games added 30 defensive tackles and two tackles for losses…also chipped in 14 pass knockdowns…brother Devin has NFL experience with Atlanta Falcons and St. Louis Rams.


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