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T. J. Rushing

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Free agent
Position: Cornerback / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth: Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
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Career information
College: Stanford
NFL draft: 2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 238
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career Template:If empty statistics as of 2010
Tackles: 30
Sacks: 0.5
INTs: 0
Total Return Yards: 1,290
Total TDs: 1
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Terrall Brent "T. J." Rushing (born June 8, 1983 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma) is a professional gridiron football cornerback and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford.

He has also played for the Detroit Lions.

Early years

Rushing attended Pauls Valley High School in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track.[citation needed]

Stanford career

Rushing finished his Stanford career as one of the top three kick returners in school history with 1409 yards. He was named First Team All Pac-10 for his work on special teams during his junior year. Rushing had three career touchdowns on kickoff returns, including both the first and last return of his senior season.[citation needed]

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Rushing mainly played on special teams as a kick/punt returner for the Colts, in a career which includes one punt return touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in 2007. Rushing spent the entire 2008 season on injured reserve.[citation needed]

He was non-tendered as a restricted free agent following the 2009 NFL season.

Detroit Lions

Rushing signed with the Detroit Lions on August 18, 2010 and was released by the club on September 4, 2010.[1]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Rushing was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on April 19, 2012.[2] He was released during training camp on June 17, 2012.[3]


  1. ^ "Detroit Lions Transactions". 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Riders release veteran Romero, sign four". 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
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