Freshmen Badie and Lee shine in debuts for Green Wave in 38-31 loss
Green Wave to square off against fellow American newcomer at 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network
Defense shines as Green Wave go 64 snaps at the New Orleans Saints Indoor Practice Facility
Entering his third year at the helm of the program, head coach Curtis Johnson previews the 2014 season
Green Wave cap action with two-and-a-half hour, 20-period practice at Saints Facility
Tulane vs. Tulsa - Oct. 26, 2013 - Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Tulane vs. UAB on Oct. 27, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Green Wave lost 33-17 to the Memphis Tigers on October 22nd, 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Green Wave dropped their Conference USA contest against UTEP, 44-7, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 15, 2011.
Career Notes: Three-year letterman has 84 catches for 1,054 yards (12.5 avg.) and nine touchdowns to go with a pair of solo tackles for his career...has played in 38 games with 10 starts...enters fall practice atop the depth chart at one of the wide receiver positions...also a two-year member of Tulane's track and field team.
2013: Played in all 13 games with four starts at wide receiver as a junior...finished third on the team in receiving yards (196), tied for fourth in touchdown grabs (1) and fifth in receptions (17)...pulled down a season-high four passes for 36 yards vs North Texas (10/5)...had three catches twice: for 34 yards against South Alabama (9/7) and for 13 yards vs East Carolina (10/12)...caught two passes for 18 yards against Tulsa (10/26) and for 34 yards at UTSA (11/9)...hauled in a 38-yard touchdown grab at Louisiana Tech (9/12)...added two additional one-catch contests: for nine yards at FAU (11/2) and for 14 yards at Rice (11/30).
2012: Saw action in all 12 games with a pair of starts as a sophomore...ranked second on the team in receiving yards (520), tied for second in touchdown catches (5), third in receptions (43), tied for third in points scored (30) and fourth in all-purpose yards (520)...finished 24th in Conference USA in catches per game (3.58)...posted nine multiple-catch outings, including a career-best eight grabs for season-high 126 yards while tying a career-high with two touchdown receptions vs UAB (10/27)...pulled down six passes twice: for 81 yards and a score at Houston (11/24), and for 45 yards at UTEP (10/20)...had five catches for 96 yards, including a career-long 62-yarder that went for a touchdown, vs Rice (11/3)...also had a touchdown reception vs East Carolina (11/17)...had at least two catches in each of the final eight games, and averaged 5.7 catches for 70.7 yards over the last six contests.
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 season-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 Jamal Rush on Dec. 30, 1992, in Stillwater, Okla...son of Charles and Pamela Rush...has one brother, Jamian, and one sister, Bonnae...majoring in neuroscience.
Rush's Career Offensive Statistics