Catching up with: Blair Bush

Posted Mar 28, 2012

The Seahawks acquired the former University of Washington center in a 1983 trade with the Bengals and Bush anchored the line during the team's run of success in the 80s.

What he did: The Seahawks traded their first-round draft choice in 1985 to the Cincinnati Bengals in 1983 to acquire Bush, a center who played his college ball at the University of Washington. Bush anchored the Seahawks’ line from 1983-88, starting 78 games on teams that averaged 9.5 victories, played in the AFC Championship game (1983), won the team’s first division title (1988) and advanced to the playoffs four times (1983, 1984, 1987 and 1988). He was selected to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s 25th Anniversary team and finished second to Robbie Tobeck in balloting for the 35th Anniversary team.  In addition to the Bengals (1978-82) and Seahawks, Bush also played for the Green Bay Packers (1989-91) and Los Angeles Rams (1992-94).

What he’s doing: Bush, 55, is a financial analyst for Nordstrom and works at their downtown headquarters. He and his wife, Rachel, have two children – Madison, 26; and Clayton, 23.

Quick hits

If I could have dinner with anyone – living or dead – it would be: “Benjamin Franklin.”

Must-see TV: “The Voice.”

The best book I’ve ever read: “ ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ by Ayn Rand.”

You don’t say

My best memory as a Seahawk is: “Gosh, it would have to be some of those Monday night Raider games.” The Seahawks beat the Raiders 17-14 in Los Angeles in 1984; 37-0 at the Kingdome in 1986; and 35-27 at the Kingdome in 1988 – all on “Monday Night Football.”

Something most people don’t know about me: “(Laughs). If I tell you, then they’ll know. (Laughs again). Either that one, or I stuttered as a kid.”

If I could relive one day in my life: “If I could relive one day of my life, it would be my wedding. Absolutely.”