Jermon was born in August of 1984 in King George, Virginia. From an early age, Jermon’s athletic talents were on full display. Jermon attended King George High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. Jermon was an All-State selection in football at offensive tackle and in baseball. Jermon attended Towson University in Maryland. During his sophomore and junior years, he was named Third-Team All Atlantic-10. As a senior, he was selected to the First-Team All Atlantic-10 at left tackle. Jermon would finish his collegiate career having started 38 consecutive games. He graduated with a degree in Sports Management. Since his collegiate and professional football career, Jermon has worked as a substitute teacher and has done community service work at various NAACP events.
The New Orleans Saints drafted Jermon Bushrod in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. His professional career took off when Jermon was called upon to become the starter in 2009 to help become one of Drew Brees' most athletic passblockers. He was the Saints' starting left tackle in the team's successful run to the Super Bowl XLIV Championship. In 2010 and 2012, Jermon was awarded the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award. In 2011 Jermon had the most plays of any player in the NFL for the season. He blocked for Drew Brees’ blindside as part of a unit that amassed an NFL-record 7,474 total net yards and allowed only 24 sacks, tied for the second-fewest in the NFL. Since his breakout season, Jermon has continued to improve annually and has been recognized as one of the premier offensive tackles in the league. He was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl in both 2011 and 2012 seasons while playing for the Saints.
In 2013 Jermon signed a five year contract with the storied Chicago Bears franchise and is now embarking on a new journey in his NFL career.