A year after first signing the Gryphon star linebacker the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have done it again. The Bombers want John Rush back in Winnipeg for his second training camp with the team.
Rob Massey has written a detailed story on Rush’s path back to the CFL over on the Gryphon Football Team App and includes some details of Rush’s dominating season with the OFC’s Hamilton Hurricanes. He won the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
Last year it was in the middle of November that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers put Rush on their negotiation list. In fact, it was just a day or two after he was the Defensive MVP of the Yates Cup. Less than two weeks later Rush would win the Presidents’ Trophy as the top Defensive Player in the CIS. He was signed by the Bombers shortly thereafter.
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From bluebombers.com – Bombers add Warden, Rush and Tennant to roster …
WINNIPEG, MB., December 13, 2016 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added National defensive back Justin Warden, national linebacker John Rush, and national defensive lineman Brandon Tennant.
Rush (6-1, 220, Guelph, October 23, 1993, in Niagara Falls, ON) attended training camp with the club in 2016, and was the 2015 Presidents’ Trophy winner as the nation’s top CIS defensive player. He led all Canadian University players in 2015 with 60 tackles. Over his five years at Guelph, Rush accumulated 150 solo tackles, with assists on 129 more. He also tallied nine sacks, two forced fumbles and four interceptions.