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Steelers trade up; select Bush in first round

Devin Bush
5-11, 234
Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Flanagan High School
1st Round – 10th Overall

Played in 39 games, 32 starts, at Michigan as a three-year letterman…a two-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference member (2017-18)…registered 194 tackles, 20.0 tackles for losses, 10.0 sacks, one interception and 17 passes defensed in his Wolverines career.

NCAA Consensus All-American, earning All-Big Ten first-team honors…Nagurski-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and a Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year recipient…Roger Zatkoff Award winner as Michigan's top linebacker…voted a team captain…started all 12 games, leading the team with 80 tackles, 9.5 stops for loss, 5.0 sacks and six pass breakups…led Michigan with nine tackles, 2.5 stops for loss and a sack vs. Nebraska (Sept. 22)…matched a career-high and led the defense with 12 tackles, 1.0 stop for a loss and a half-sack against Indiana (Nov. 17).

Roger Zatkoff Award – school's most outstanding linebacker – recipient, Academic All-Big Ten, Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America second-team…led the defense with 102 tackles, including 9.5 stops for losses, 5.0 sacks, one interception and nine pass breakups playing in and starting all 13 games…recorded a sack in each of the first four games…made his first collegiate start vs. Florida (Sept. 2), amassing seven tackles, 2.5 stops for loss and 1.5 sacks…made a career-high 12 tackles with seven solo tackles and a sack vs. Air Force (Sept. 16)…led the defense with 11 tackles vs. Rutgers (Oct. 28), including two tackles for loss and a half-sack…posted eight tackles against South Carolina in the Outback Bowl (Jan. 1).

Earned his first varsity letter playing in all 13 games on special teams and at linebacker in seven games…contributed 12 tackles and an assisted tackle for a loss…made collegiate debut vs. Hawaii (Sept. 3), playing linebacker and on special teams.

Played at Flanagan (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) High School…helped guide the team to the FHSAA Class 8A state championship in 2015, recording 67 tackles, nine tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks as a senior…posted 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 10 games played as a junior…totaled 114 tackles, 2.0 sacks and three interceptions as a sophomore…recorded 80 tackles in freshman campaign…Butkus High School Award semifinalist…father, Devin Bush, Sr., played at Florida State and was a member of the Super Bowl XXXIV St. Louis Rams championship team.

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