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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Alex Bush, LB, Rocky Mountain College

Alex Bush the hard hitting linebacker from Rocky Mountain College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Alex Bush
  • Position: LB
  • College: Rocky Mountain College 
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 255 lbs
  • Twitter: @AlexBush47
  • Instagram: @alexbush47  

1. What sets you apart from other linebackers?

When I tackle, I’m not looking to bring you to the ground, I’m looking to go through you, and I will be doing that every single time. Also, my ability to play middle, outside, and on the edge. 

2. What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

Ever since I was little, I’ve payed close attention to the sport and admired how it takes a complete team to be successful. Also, seeing how you have to be such a tough individual to play the game, intrigued me, it’s the last gladiator sport.

3. If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

If I could hang out with any player it would have to be Clay Mathews. I started watching him play when he got drafted by the Packers. His relentless effort on the field influenced me to do the same. His story at USC is also a great one. 

4. What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

I’m a high energy kind of guy whenever I step on the field. Whether it’s practice, or a game. I believe if you train hard in tough conditions it’ll help mold you into a player that will standout on the field. 

5. What should we know about Alex Bush the person?

I’m someone who has never given up on myself, no matter how dire the situation looks. One thing I’ve picked up through many highs and lows along this football and life journey is that if you set goals for yourself and stay true to them, your daily actions will reflect the vision of the goals you’ve set.

6. What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moment of my football life is when I signed with Rocky Mountain College. After leaving TCU in ‘17, there were a lot of question. Even though there were a lot of doubts from others I stayed true to myself and knew I would play this game again, and when I signed with RMC, I was given another amazing opportunity.

7. How do you prepare for games?

I always try to stay as calm as possible before a game. I’m not a big hooting and hollering kind of guy. I listen to music that would put most to sleep, but once I step on the field, I flip the switch. 

8. What are your favorite things about playing football for Rocky Mountain College?

Playing for these young guys, trying to show them how the game should be played. I remember looking up to the older guys on the teams I’ve played on in the past, and I love being that for the young bucks here. Also, the coaching staff ever since I’ve arrived at Rocky they have welcomed me, and been amazing mentors. 

9. What is a moment that improved you as a football player?

The 3 year period of not playing football helped me realize how much this sport means to me. I used the opportunity to focus on taking care of my body, further developing my mental toughness, and growing as a leader.

10. What would a team get in a player like you?

A team will get an individual who has put in the time and effort into shaping himself into a dedicated and standout player. I never settle or become complacent with my craft. A player that will come in and do whatever the team needs, whether it is as a special teams player, linebacker, edge, or fullback. 

11. What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?

I’m looking to help Rocky Mountain College win a conference title, and national championship. Yes, individual accolades are great, but those will come with hard work and with the way the team completes its 2021 season. 

12. What do you love about the game of football?

I love the physicality of the game, always having to push your body and mind to their limits. Like I said before, it’s the last gladiator sport.

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