Indispensable Spartan #10

Spartan Digest is back with our annual look at the most important Spartans for the upcoming season. Each year we come up with a different theme and this year we'll look at the 30 most indispensable Spartans in 2013.

Michigan State saw George Perles take the field as head coach 30-years ago. Spartan Digest recognizes Perles with this seasons 30 Most Indispensable Spartans with a look at those members of the football team we feel will have major roles if the Spartans are to have success on the field.

Here is #10

Marcus Rush

HT: 6-2 WT: 245

Position: Defensive End

Experience: Two-time letter winner

2012 Season: Started all 13 games earning honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media. Was second on the Spartans defensive line with 38 tackles including two sacks and five quarterback hurries.

Strengths: Hard working player with a great motor capable of playing through pain when needed. Good burst off the edge with a nice shoulder dip makes him hard for offensive linemen to get a grasp on him.

Weaknesses: Lacks the physical size many would like to see from the position but fully capable of handling bigger offensive linemen one-on-one.

Overall: Rush continues to enjoy a solid career having started 27 consecutive games during his Spartan career. This fall the Spartans will need Rush to come up big during the season and he should provide leadership on and off the field for the next two seasons.

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