Rush Earns Big Ten Honors

Saturday found redshirt freshman Marcus Rush as one of the key members of the Spartans defensive attack. On Monday, the Ohio native earned honors for his performance.

In his first year on the field, Marcus Rush is showing why Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio worked so hard to get the defensive end in the Green & White.

Now, after a top performance against Ohio State, the Big Ten Conference has honored Rush during their weekly honor roll.

Marcus Rush closes in on Braxton Miller
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Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Marcus Rush, Michigan State

LB, Cincinnati, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller

· Recorded four tackles, including a tackle for loss in Michigan State's win over Ohio State

· Notched his first career sack as the Spartans ended a seven-game losing streak to the Buckeyes

· Part of an MSU defense that held OSU scoreless until 10 seconds remained, produced 13 tackles for loss, nine sacks and limited the Buckeyes to 35 rushing yards

· Claims his first career weekly honor

· Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Le'Veon Bell (Sept. 20, 2010)

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