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Max Bullough
ILB #53
Height:
6-3
Weight:
249
College:
Michigan State
Experience:
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TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Houston Texans on May 16, 2014 ...

CAREER:
• Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at middle linebacker
• Two-time All-Big Ten First Team selection (2012, 2013)
• Collected 299 career tackles in 53 games, including 40 starts
• Finished his career ranked 11th in MSU history in tackles for loss (30.5 for 103 yards)
• Tallied eight career sacks (51 yards), 11 passes defensed (three interceptions, eight pass break-ups) and four forced fumbles
• Two-time Academic All-American (first team in 2013, second team in 2012)

TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Houston Texans on May 16, 2014 ...

CAREER:
• Four-year letterwinner and  three-year starter at middle linebacker
• Two-time All-Big Ten First Team selection (2012, 2013)
• Collected 299 career tackles in 53 games, including 40 starts
• Finished his career ranked 11th in MSU history in tackles for loss (30.5 for 103 yards)
• Tallied eight career sacks (51 yards), 11 passes defensed (three interceptions, eight pass break-ups) and four forced fumbles
• Two-time Academic All-American (first team in 2013, second team in 2012)

2013 
• Named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches for the second-straight year and was selected first-team All-Big Ten by the media
• Earned All-America honors from the Associated Press (third team)
• One of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy
• Ranked third on the team in tackles (76) and tackles for loss (9.5 for 26 yards)
• Recorded three tackles, including a half sack (3 yards), in the Big Ten Championship Game vs. No. 2 Ohio State
• Named to 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class and was one of 16 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, which is awarded to the NFF Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2012 
• First-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and a second-team pick by the media
• One of 12 semifinalists for the Butkus Award for the nation’s top linebacker
• One of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy
• Started all 13 games at middle linebacker
• Led the team in tackles for the second-straight year with a career-high 111 stops (51 solo, 60 assists), which ranked ninth in the Big Ten (8.5 avg.)
• Named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, for his 3.73 GPA in finance
• Academic All-Big Ten selection

2011
• Second-team All-Big Ten pick by the coaches and honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media
• Started all 14 games at middle linebacker
• Led the team with 89 tackles (6.4 avg.) and added 7.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks
• Collected six tackles and had two quarterback hurries in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin
• Recorded a career-high 15 tackles in the 2011 season opener vs. Youngstown State in his first career start
• Presented the scholar-athlete award at the Spartan Academic Excellence Gala for having the highest GPA on the team for players who have reached at least junior academic status
• Academic All-Big Ten selection

2010
• Named to ESPN.com’s Big Ten All-Freshman Team
• Saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman and registered 23 tackles (9 solos, 14 assists), including 1.5 for losses (5 yards)
• Tied for second on the team with 13 tackles on special teams

HIGH SCHOOL
• Three-year starter and two-time all-state selection for Coach Greg Vaughan at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, Mich., helping the Gladiators win back-to-back Division 7 state championships in 2008-09
• Selected Division 7 Player of the Year by The Associated Press, anchoring a defensive unit that allowed only 5.9 points per game in 2009
• Recorded 137 tackles (71 solos, 66 assists), including four sacks (39 yards), and three interceptions as a senior, while also playing fullback and tight end
• Rushed 40 times for 466 yards (11.7 avg.) and four touchdowns and had 13 receptions for 174 yards (13.4 avg.) and seven touchdowns in 2009 as a senior
• Named recipient of the Ron Holland Scholar-Athlete Award as the Detroit Free Press Dream Team member with the highest grade-point average (3.96)

PERSONAL
• Born Feb. 11, 1992
• Son of Shane and LeeAnn Bullough
• Became a third-generation Spartan, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Hank (guard, 1952-54) and father Shane (linebacker, 1983-86) who played football at Michigan State
• His grandfather Jim Morse (halfback, 1954-56) played at Notre Dame
• His uncles Chuck Bullough (Michigan State, linebacker, 1988-91), Bobby Morse (Michigan State, running back, 1983-86) and Jim Morse (Notre Dame, cornerback, 1976-77) played college football
• His brother Riley currently plays at Michigan State

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