Xavier Rush has options. Plenty of them, in fact.
He could be using that neuroscience degree he earned from Tulane. He could continue being a personal trainer.
Or, if he wants to dream really big, he could pursue an acting career. He has small roles in two upcoming films: One is a documentary on the late Chucky Mullins, the former Ole Miss football player who was paralyzed in a football game, and the other is about the late Joe Paterno, where Rush got a chance to be on set with Al Pacino.
But as Rush’s dad will tell you, his son has tunnel vision right now, for one thing and one thing only.
“Xavier just wants to be on the football field, running routes and competing against DBs and catching passes,” Charles Rush said. “That’s his passion.”