|Celebrated Name||Brian Cushing|
|Real/Full Name||Brian Patrick Cushing|
|Age||36 years old|
|Birth Date||24 January 1987|
|Birth Place||Park Ridge, New Jersey, United States|
|Children (Son and Daughter)||Yes (Kai Cushing and Cayden Cushing)|
|Is Brian Cushing Gay?||No|
|Profession||Former Professional Rugby Player, Currently Assistant Coach at Houston Texans|
|Net Worth in December 2023||$5 million|
|Last Updated||December 2023|
As one of the most versatile players on the field, Brian Patrick Cushing has enjoyed a successful career as a Football Linebacker and now serves as an assistant strength and conditioning coach of Houston Texans for the National Football League.
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Early life and biography:
Brian was born to Frank and Antoinette Cushing in the year 1987, in Park Ridge, Bergen County in New Jersey. His father used to be a soldier. He studied at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell. He led the Crusaders to the 2004 group IV state championship. He was named “2004 North Jersey Player of the year” by The Record.
He also played in the U.S the American Bowl in 2005. He was recruited by various colleges, but he opted for the University of South California. The first school to recruit him was navy school, so he thought maybe he could follow in his father’s footsteps and become a soldier, but his father wanted a different life for him.
Brian is married to Megan Ohai, his college sweetheart. Originally belonging to Draper, Utah, she was a student of psychology at the University of Southern California while Brian played as a midfielder for the university’s team, the Trojans. They are now happily married and live in Houston, with two sons Cayden Cushing (2012) and Kai Cushing (2014). Megan’s sister, Kealia, is a professional soccer player and is married to J.J. Watt, a former teammate of Brian.
Cushing belongs to a family of war veterans. He is a descendent of the Cushing brothers, William B. Cushing (Received thanks of Congress), Howard B. Cushing, and Alonzo H. Cushing (received Medal of Honor), all three of whom served during the American Civil War. Brian’s father, Frank Cushing, was an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War while his mother, Antoinette Lukaszewicz, was born in a German Nazi Camp in 1944.
Age, height, and weight:
Being born on 24 January 1987, Brian Cushing is 36 years old as of today’s date 4th December 2023. His height is 1.9 m tall, and his weight is 112 kg.
After moving to the University of Southern California, he played for Trojans from 2005 to 2008. He was named defensive MVP for the Rose Bowl Game when his defensive capabilities helped the team push forwards. He was known for his versatility and shocked everyone by benching 225 lbs about thirty times. He was invited to the NFL Scouting combine and also participated in the senior bowl. He is one of the two college football players to have competed as starters in the Rose Bowl in all four of their college seasons.
Drafted by Houston Texans, he proved to be one of the best defensive rookies ever. He earned various titles in the year 2009, including NFL defensive rookie of the year, and was selected as a starter for the 2010 pro bowl.
Cushing was suspended for four games in 2010 due to the use of performance-enhancing substances, detected by an increased level of hCG in his system. However, Brian denied taking any such substances. He was named Team MVP in the year 2011, while his 2012 journey came to an abrupt end with a knee injury that turned out to be a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament. He was faced with another injury in 2013 when he broke his fibula and damaged the fibular collateral ligament. The year 2014 and 2015 turned out to be much better while he had to suffer an injury again in 2016, with a partially torn medial collateral ligament.
Awards and Achievements:
- com ranked 54thbest player overall in 2011.
- AP-2ndTeam All-Pro in 2011.
- Team MVP in 2011.
- Team Captain, 2011.
- NFL Defensive Rookie of the year in 2009.
- All-Rookie selection in 2009.
- SN-2ndTeam All-Pro in 2009.
- Pro Bowl Selection in 2009.
- AFC defensive player of the month of November in 2009.
- Two times AFC defensive rookie of the month, once in November and once in December of 2009.
- Two times best Defensive player of the week (2009 weeks 6 and 8)
Net-worth and Salary of Brian Cushing in 2023
As of December 2023, the Net worth of Brian is $5 million. The primary source of Brian’s income comes from his profession as a footballer and as a coach as well. He signed a six-year deal with Houston Texans in 2013, basically a contract extension with a value of 55.6 million dollars, out of which 21 million was guaranteed money. This comes out to an average of 9.2 million dollars in the six years and makes him one of the leading paid footballers.
Cushing has always been an extremely versatile player because he was fast enough to play both the inside and outside linebacker position. He was also strong enough to play defensive ends. Wade Philips, the coach of Houston’s, called Cushing a holy Phenom and called him one of the best he had ever coached. Despite being involved in substance-abuse, Cushing is still one of the best defensive and linebackers for the NFL.