The Green Wave dropped their Conference USA contest against UTEP, 44-7, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 15, 2011.
2011: Played in all 13 games with four starts as a true freshman...finished second on the team in touchdown grabs (3) while sitting third in receiving yards (338), fourth in points scored (18) and fifth in catches (24)...hauled in a career-high six passes twice: for 41 yards vs Memphis (10/22) and for 52 yards at SMU (11/5)...had a career-best 135 yards - including a season-long 60-yard touchdown grab among a pair of scores - on four receptions vs Syracuse (10/8)...also scored a touchdown on a seven-yard grab at Rice (11/19)...recorded first career reception at UAB (9/17)...off the field was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Three-year letterman at Terry High for coach Paul Anderson...rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and received a scout grade of 45 from ESPN.com...caught 92 passes for 1,622 yards and 13 touchdowns for his career...as a senior, named first-team All-District 3-6A and all-metro while claiming honorable-mention all-state recognition after hauling in 51 passes for 836 yards and eight scores...also earned three letters in basketball and baseball...off the field, was a member of the NASA INSPIRE program and served an internship with STEM each summer.
Personal: Born Xavier J. Rush on Dec. 30, 1992, in Sillwater, Okla...son of Charles and Pamela Rush...has one brother, Jamian, and one sister, Bonnae...undecided on major.