Bushell, an Administration of Justice major, graduated from Louisville in December after transferring from Florida in 2010. The product of DeSoto, Texas, earned the award because of the amount of credit hours he took over the last two years so that he could earn his degree upon completion of his athletic eligibility.
A two-year starter for the Cardinals, Bushell was a two-time first team All-BIG EAST performer. This past season, Bushell was fourth on the squad with 62 tackles and recorded a team-high 13 pass break-ups.
Named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week on Nov. 7 and Nov. 21 ... joined the team after training camp ... ranks fifth on the team with 43 tackles despite only playing nine games ... leads the team with two blocked kicks ... made six tackles including a tackle for loss in win at USF ... returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown at Connecticut ... added five stops against the Huskies ... made seven stops in win at West Virginia and blocked a field goal which was returned by Andrew Johnson for a touchdown ... had six in loss to Marshall ... set career-high with 11 stops at Kentucky ... made Louisville debut against FIU.
Appeared in 14 games in his career on special teams and as a reserve at cornerback at Florida ... recorded 14 total tackles and one interception ... had two tackles in the SEC Championship game versus Alabama in 2009 ... notched first career interception in the fourth quarter against Florida State ... collected two solo tackles playing special teams and cornerback against Vanderbilt ... notched four total tackles in collegiate debut against Charleston Southern.
Triple threat in his one year at DeSoto, playing defensive back, running back and wide receiver ... recorded more than 60 tackles and had two interceptions in his senior season ... ranked as one of the top-100 Texas prospects in the Waco Tribune Herald ... registered over 500 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on the ground ... accumulated roughly 300 yards receiving and seven touchdowns through the air ... played at Miami (Fla.) Pace as a junior... at Pace, he had 1,500 all-purpose yards, 1,100 rushing and 400 yards receiving ... scored two touchdowns in the spring game at his new high school ... also ran relay events and hurdles on the DeSoto High School track team ... Rivals.com four-star prospect and No. 15 athlete in the country ... 21st-rated Texas prospect according to Rivals.com ... coached by Dave Meadows.