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#42 - Grant Bushong
2010-11 Football
POS.
DL
HT.
6-1
WT.
240
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Ionia, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Ionia
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.

2010-11 Football
1 Ryan MyersWR
2 Robbie BussQB
3 David ConeysWR
4 Antonio LovelaceWR
5 Eric LemonQB
6 Jabril BakerWR
7 Matt UpshawQB
8 Bobby WysockiWR
9 Corey NashWR
10 Quinn SchaferQB
11 Nick MalantisQB
12 Travis AndersonWR
13 Eli CrawfordDB
14 Tim BennettWR
15 Laurence TreadawayDB
16 Josh KeatleyRB
17 Nate GoergenQB
18 Matt HeinenLB
19 Eric HoffmanQB
20 Patrick WenzelLB
21 Alex ByersDB
23 Tyler EvankoDB
24 Taylor DeloyeP
26 Kevin MontgomeryWR
27 Alan Porter, Jr.DB
28 Fred GladneyWR
29 Blake TorresDB
30 Eddie MorelliRB
31 Erik BradleyRB
32 Adrian GoberDB
33 Chris GiehonRB
34 Vince VetroneRB
35 Cody GokanLB
36 Kevin BeckerTE
37 Jacob PatzDB
38 Wayne HicksTE
39 Ryan LehrRB
40 Bryce LaMoreDB
41 Chrision RasberryDB
42 Grant BushongDL
43 Tony TaibiWR
44 Sean GravesDB
45 Alex GraskDB
46 Alex SollerDB
48 Keith LarsonDB
49 Kiernan LindseyDB
50 Matt OsborneLB
51 Cole GridleyLB
52 Francis Baker, Jr.LB
53 Pat DerbakLB
54 Andrew RauschLB
57 Matt BarlowLB
58 Nick PellegrinoDL
59 Brian LaippleDL
60 Mike PandoK
61 Eric WigginsOL
62 Bill BodzianowskiOL
63 Gavin GrilloOL
64 Bruce CollinsDL
65 Colm FlahertyOL
66 Jarrett NadalOL
67 Levi MockLB
68 John MoriartyOL
69 Nathan TerryOL
70 Matt SchrollOL
71 Rob GarnerOL
72 Miles ChorleyDL
73 Wesley ManderscheidLS
74 Ferdinand VelezOL
76 Johnathon TaylorOL
77 Nate BlairOL
79 Sean CookOL
80 Matthew NiehusTE
82 Eric SlenkWR
83 Mike GertonTE
85 Alex PetrikTE
86 Christian DudaWR
87 Andrew ButtsWR
87-O Nick StrzeleckiTE
88 Greg WoodP
89 Sean McCartyWR
90 Dean ReevesK
91 Brett HeberDL
92 Christopher HowardDL
93 John GiovencoDL
94 Aren BozDL
95 Brian PlachinskiDL
97 Nikko CarsonDL
98 Chris SmithK
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
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Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
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