Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)
Sophomore AJ Bush Jr. has strong playmaking ability at quarterback, and will look to compete for playing time in 2016. The Huskers return three-year starter Tommy Armstrong Jr. and fellow senior Ryker Fyfe at the position, but Bush hopes a year of experience in the Husker offensive system will increase his opportunity to earn playing time.
The 6-4, 225-pound Bush has the ability to make plays both with his strong left arm and his feet. He spent the 2015 season as NU’s third-string quarterback and was a regular on the travel squad.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Bush was listed as the Huskers' No. 3 quarterback throughout the season, but he did not appear in a game.
Bush redshirted in his first season and worked on the offensive scout team.
Before Nebraska (Norcross HS)
Bush posted outstanding numbers as a senior, helping Georgia prep powerhouse Norcross High School to a state title in the AAAAAA ranks. The left-handed Bush completed 139-of-259 passes for 2,101 yards and 16 touchdowns for Coach Keith Maloff’s team. Bush was also a big threat with his feet, rushing for 764 yards and 13 touchdowns on 168 carries. Norcross was widely regarded as one of the top 50 prep teams in the nation in 2013.
Bush spent his junior season at Milton High School, helping the Eagles to the first round of the AAAAAA playoffs. Bush ran for approximately 900 yards in 2012, while passing for 1,000 yards. Bush was regarded as one of the nation’s top 50 dual-threat quarterbacks in the 247 Sports composite rankings. He also visited Boston College and Marshall, and had additional offers from Cincinnati, Kansas State, Toledo, Troy and Georgia State.
The son of Alvin and Karen Bush, A.J. was born on Jan. 26, 1996. He is a business administration major. He was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester. Bush has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and the Belmont Rec Center.