Darius Rush

American football player (born 2000)
American football player
Darius Rush
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Rush in 2019
No. 21 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (2000-02-22) February 22, 2000 (age 24)
Kingstree, South Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:C. E. Murray (Greeleyville)
College:South Carolina (2018–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Career history
  • Indianapolis Colts (2023)*
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2023)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2023–present)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:3
Pass deflections:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Darius Jaloyd Rush (born February 22, 2000) is an American football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina.

Early years

Rush was born on February 22, 2000, in Kingstree, South Carolina. He attended C. E. Murray High School, where he played wide receiver and defensive back on their football team.[1] As a senior, he caught 47 passes for 863 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown.[2] Rush committed to play college football at South Carolina over offers from Charlotte and Miami-Ohio.[3]

College career

Rush redshirted his true freshman season at South Carolina.[4] He played mostly special teams during his redshirt freshman season while he also moved from wide receiver to cornerback. Rush became a starter entering his junior season and finished the year with 25 tackles, eight passes broken up, and one interception.[5] He had 38 tackles with seven passes broken up, two interceptions and one forced fumble as a redshirt senior.[6] Rush graduated with a degree in sport and entertainment management and declared for the 2023 NFL draft following the 2022 season.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 1+78 in
(1.88 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
33+38 in
(0.85 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.36 s 1.51 s 2.52 s 35.0 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
All values from the NFL Combine[8][9]

Indianapolis Colts

Rush was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round, 138th overall, in the 2023 NFL Draft.[10] He was waived on August 29, 2023.[11]

Kansas City Chiefs

On August 30, 2023, Rush was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs.[12] He was waived on September 16, 2023 and re-signed to the practice squad.[13]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On October 18, 2023, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Rush off of the Chiefs’ practice squad.[14]

References

  1. ^ Cloninger, David (November 10, 2022). "Gamecocks' Darius Rush helping out whenever, wherever he's asked". The Post and Courier. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  2. ^ "South Carolina Football: Darius Rush's senior highlights". The State. December 5, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  3. ^ Hunte, Sydney (February 27, 2017). "S.C. athlete Darius Rush commits to South Carolina football". GarnetAndBlackAttack.com. SB Nation. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  4. ^ "South Carolina Gamecocks football relying on freshmen". The State. November 4, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  5. ^ "Darius Rush: South Carolina football defensive back in photos". The Greenville News. November 22, 2022. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  6. ^ "SC's Rush, Tulane's Spears among standouts at Senior Bowl". Charlotte Observer. February 3, 2023. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  7. ^ "South Carolina CB Darius Rush entering NFL Draft". The State. December 15, 2022. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  8. ^ "Darius Rush Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  9. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Darius Rush College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  10. ^ "Colts select South Carolina CB Darius Rush with No. 138 pick in 2023 NFL Draft". Colts.com. April 29, 2023.
  11. ^ Stankevitz, JJ (August 29, 2023). "Colts make roster moves to form initial 53-man roster". Colts.com.
  12. ^ "Chiefs Announce Roster Moves". Chiefs.com. August 30, 2023.
  13. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs make a flurry of roster moves on Saturday - A to Z Sports". A to Z Sports. Retrieved 2023-09-16.
  14. ^ Varley, Teresa (October 18, 2023). "Steelers sign Rush". Steelers.com. Retrieved October 18, 2023.

External links

  • Kansas City Chiefs bio
  • South Carolina Gamecocks bio
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