In Sixth Round Chiefs Grab Center from PA

With the 170th choice of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Chiefs selected a sleeper – center Eric Kush from California University of Pennsylvania.

The 6-4, 305-pound Kush was the starter at center last year for the Vulcans, a Division II program that has produced a number of players and athletes in recent seasons that have gotten a chance to go to training camp with NFL teams.

A native of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, Kush has also played the left tackle position, doing so in 2011 and providing the Chiefs with that versatility that they seek in offensive linemen.

He was second-team Division II All-America in 2012 and was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

California is located on the Monongahela River, about an hour south of Pittsburgh, in the southwest corner of the state. The Vulcans play in the Pennsylvania State Conference against teams like Edinboro, Slippery Rock and Kutztown. They were 8-3 last season.

Kush is the third player from Cal-Pa to be selected in the NFL Draft. The last choice came just two years ago when DB Tommie Campbell was selected in the seventh-round (#251) by Tennessee.

One Response to “In Sixth Round Chiefs Grab Center from PA”

  • April 28, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    It will be interesting to see if he makes the final 53.

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