#42 - Grant Bushong
2011-12 Football
Ionia, Mich.
Grant Bushong

Team captain in 2011.

2010: Started all 11 games for the Brown and Gold as a junior ... earned Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League honors ... finished fifth on the team with 59 total tackles, including 27 solo stops ... made six tackles for loss, including 2.5 quarterback sacks ... recorded first collegiate interception at Dayton (Oct. 2) ... made a career-high 10 tackles against Butler on Oct. 30 ... had eight stops against Drake (Sept. 25) and at Campbell (Nov. 6) ...  named team’s Defensive Player of the Game against Butler ... voted to the PFL All-Academic Second Team ... named to the PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.

2009: Saw action in all 11 games for the Crusaders as a linebacker or on special teams ... finished the season with 12 total tackles, including five solo stops ... had a season-high three stops against Carthage on Sept. 26 ... had two tackles on four other occasions ... returned three kickoffs on the season, including a long of 13 yards against San Diego (Oct. 10) ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2008: Appeared in one game as a freshman ... made collegiate debut at Campbell on Nov. 15 ... named team’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Jacksonville game ... played mainly on Valpo’s reserve team ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs ... three-time All-Area selection ... twice named to the All-Capitol Area Athletic Conference Team ... an All-County selection as a senior ... Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 ... third in school history with 213 career tackles ... team captain ... also lettered in basketball, baseball, golf, and track and field.

Personal: Grant is the son of Gary and Janie Bushong ... major is sports management ... born May 29, 1990.