MSU football legend Hank Bullough passes away at age 85


EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – UPDATE: Former Spartan player and assistant coach Henry Bullough passes away at the age of 85.

The MSU Athletics Hall of Famer passed away on Sunday, November 24th.

Bullough was inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.

A three-year starter, Bullough helped MSU to a combined record of 21-7 as well as a 1953 Big Ten title.

His career also includes winning a National Championship as both a Spartan player, in 1952 and coach in 1965 and 1966 as well as a Super Bowl ring as an assistant coach with the Colts during the 1970 season.

Michigan State has lost a great Spartan and the game of football has lost a coaching legend

MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio

Mr. Bullough was selected in the fifth round of the 1955 National Football League Draft by the Green Bay Packers, where he played for two seasons.

Bullough spent more than 20 seasons in the NFL including a season with the Detroit Lions in 1993.

In 2004, he was named president of the MSU Football Players Association and later became executive director of the organization.

UPDATE: Henry Bullough was born on January 24th, 1934. Bullough earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Michigan State in 1955. He played a season with the Green Bay Packers in 1955 before serving in the Army, and was discharged in time to rejoin Green Bay for the 1958 season.

ORIGINAL STORY: Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Famer Henry Bullough has passed away. Mr. Bullough passed away at the age of 85.

Hank played football at MSU from 1951 to 1954, coached at MSU, played and was a coach in the NFL.

Four generations of his family have went on to follow in his footsteps and play at MSU.

“Michigan State has lost a great Spartan and the game of football has lost a coaching legend,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said in a released statement.

“The Spartan football family has lost a truly great Spartan,” according to part of a statement sent out by MSU Football on Twitter.

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