Richmond, VA (WWBT)- King George product Jermon Bushrod is living the dream of every football player. He is the starting offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints and took over that starting spot in 2009, when the Saints won the Super Bowl. In 2011, he saw the most snaps of any player in the NFL. Saturday he stopped by the NBC12 studios to tell us about his charity work and how he is faring on and off the field.
Bushrod is back in King George this month working out and preparing for his annual celebrity golf outing. His charity event will take place on June 1 and 2 and raise money for scholarships. Bushrod says he is blessed to be in the position that he is in where he can give back to his community. He tries to get back to King George frequently, especially during the off-season.
The former Fox says football as a game has helped him mature, especially playing in New Orleans. Bushrod is approaching 2012 like every season before it and hopes to continue growing as a football player.
He also talked about the Saints' mindset entering the 2012 season following the bounty suspensions. Bushrod says that the team is full of people with good character that will help the Saints persevere through this adversity. He also talked about how it felt to win the Super Bowl during the 2009 season and how the team is affected by the contract talks of star quarterback Drew Brees.