Miami Hurricanes safety Deon Bush was named to the AllState American Football Coaches Association’s Good Works Team on Tuesday morning, an honor for making a positive impact on others and his community.
The senior from Miami Columbus High was one of 22 players selected from a group of a record 197 nominees. He is the third Hurricane to be picked to the team in the last four years. Running back Mike James (2012) and quarterback Stephen Morris (2013) were previous UM selections.
This past December Bush, served food to the homeless at the Providence House in Shreveport, Louisiana and even used his own per diem money during the Independence Bowl to buy Christmas gifts for homeless children. He has been very active in the local community in his time at UM.
“It’s an amazing honor,” Bush said. “It’s just a blessing. Ever since I was younger my parents taught me good character, taught me to give back. It’s a joy to give back to people. It’s one of the best honors of my life so far.”
Coach Al Golden said Sunday he was expecting to have both Stacy Coley and Braxton Berrios back on the practice field this week. Coley was back at practice Tuesday morning, but Berrios, who injured his left knee early in the season-opening 45-0 win over Bethune-Cookman, was not.
“It didn’t look today like [Braxton] was as far as we had hoped, but we still have two days,” Golden said.
Coley missed last Friday’s 44-20 win at FAU because of a left hamstring injury, but was in a regular orange practice jersey Tuesday and full-go. He said the hamstring injury was bothering him in camp and just “caught up with me.”
Also back Tuesday: sophomore backup middle linebacker Juwon Young, who was injured in camp and missed the first two games. Young’s return should help UM, which lost sophomore Darrion Owens to a season-ending knee injury at FAU.