Texas Linebacker Jett Bush Awarded Scholarship In Emotional Video

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My good news beat rolls along today with a stop in Austin, Texas where UT head coach Tom Herman got on the phone to tell Mark and Amy Bush that their son, Jett, had earned a 2020 scholarship. No matter how many times you hear these calls and see the player reactions, these videos never fail to leave a lump in the throat unless you’re just a completely miserable human being and don’t appreciate people succeeding in life.

Jett Bush, a sophomore linebacker out of Houston, played in four games during the 2019 season and had one tackle.

Get the tissues ready, parents. Herman jumps on the phone to give Jett’s parents the good news and wastes no time getting down to business. “I know parents always get nervous when the head coach calls, but this is a good one,” Herman told Mark and Amy. “We’re gonna put Jett on scholarship.”

If you didn’t get a lump in your throat from that, you will when Mark pops up during a Texas team meeting to tell his son the good news. “I can’t thank y’all enough for always supporting me and always helping me out every day,” Jett said in front of his teammates. “You know, I’ve been thinking about this — it’s what will help motivate me every day, every practice. But, seriously, having y’all as my teammates, having y’all as my family, I wouldn’t want anybody else. Love y’all. Hook ‘em.”

Jett and the Longhorns start their season Saturday at home against UTEP. Seating capacity at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the game will be capped at 25%, meaning Jett’s parents should be able to catch their son in action.

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Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. So U T has 141.2 scholarships OVERALL for male students across the Longhorns sports spectrum…and 85 go for football…and a kid who played in only 4 games last year and had only 1 tackle get one of those coveted prizes. Call me a hater, Joe…lol.

      • Guess I’m not understanding your point. There’s only 22 starters, and the kicker. So 23 down. 62 to go. Why doesn’t he deserve one of those 62, even though the other 61 aren’t starters either? Heck, after 46 (all starters and 2nd strings) scholarships, you still have 39 scholarships for 3rd string (so another 23)…that still leaves 16 scholarships, etc. etc.
        Have you been to practice? Seen the work he puts in?

        Heck, Rudy only played in one game and he’s a legend. Again, guess I missed your point.

        • Hey Steven,
          I get your point…and Rudy wasn’t on scholarship lol…he worked for ND to cover the tuition.
          But Hollywood aside, Jett was a 2-star coming outta HS…like #132 LB prospect in Texas per 247 Sports…and like #365 athlete in Texas coming outta HS.
          My point is that there might have been better choices…maybe a 3-star or 4-star who didn’t choose UT because they wouldn’t offer them a full ride, or even a half-scholarship…maybe some local kid who was a beast but didn’t fit the profile…and I’m guessing you didn’t see him put in the work either lol.

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