Devin Bush was so coveted by the Pittsburgh Steelers that they traded up into the top ten of the 2019 NFL Draft to select the playmaking linebacker out of Michigan. He continues to show that was the correct decision by one of the league’s most storied franchises.
The Steelers were out in Los Angeles to take on the Chargers in a glorified home game (it is for most teams that play at...Dignity Health Sports Park?) and jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter spearheaded by a pair of turnovers that the rookie linebacker was involved in.
First, Bush scooped up a backwards pass and returned it for a touchdown to put Pittsburgh up 7-0.
The rookie Devin Bush scoops the backward pass and takes it to the house! @Steelers lead 7-0. #HereWeGo @_dbush11— NFL (@NFL) October 14, 2019
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Then, he would follow it up by intercepting a tipped pass on the next possession that set the Steelers up to score again.
He's just getting started.@_Dbush11 pic.twitter.com/xlms5BJy8z— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 14, 2019
Bush was the 10th overall pick last spring of the Steelers after a career at Michigan that saw him receive two-time first team All-Big Ten honors, as well as being a first-team All-American last season and a second-team All-American in 2017. He was also the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year last season and Big Ten Linebacker of the Year.