Wearing 55 for first time with Steelers ‘fit good’ on top pick Devin Bush
Devin Bush wore a Pittsburgh Steelers practice jersey for the first time in his NFL career Friday at the team’s rookie minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side.
The rookie inside linebacker, the No. 10 pick in the NFL Draft, felt like he belonged from the beginning.
“I love it,” Bush said. “It fit good on me. I liked it. I’m just happy to be here.”
Bush will wear No. 55 for the Steelers, a number previously worn by Steelers linebackers ranging from his position coach, Jerry Olsavsky, to four-time Pro Bowl and two-time All-Pro Joey Porter.
“I know Joey Porter wore it – a great linebacker here,” Bush said. “I always wanted to wear No. 10 again, so if you add 5 and 5 you get 10.”
The number is both personal for Bush, who wore No. 10 at Michigan, and a tribute to his godfather. Derrick Brooks was a teammate of Bush’s father, Devin Sr., and wore No. 10 at Florida State and No. 55 for 14 seasons in his Hall of Fame career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1995-2008.
“Derrick Brooks was probably the biggest person I look up to who wore 55,” Bush said, “so I look forward to carrying on his legacy.”
Kevin Gorman is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Kevin by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .