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Riley Bullough | Running Back

Team: Michigan State Spartans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/23/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 227

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Buccaneers signed LB Riley Bullough.
Bullough (6’2/226) made 23 starts at middle linebacker for the Spartans, tallying 18 career tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. He dabbled at fullback and running back as a freshman, also playing special teams. Undersized and underwhelming athletically, Bullough would do well to carve out an NFL career like his older brother Max, a backup for the Texans whose strength is covering punts and kicks. Mon, May 1, 2017 02:28:00 PM

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Michigan State ILB Riley Bullough played last season with a broken shoulder blade.

Bullough missed the three games early in the season with an undisclosed injury. Now we know the full story. He broke his right shoulder blade in preseason camp and then gutted through the pain for nine of Michigan State's 12 games. The Spartan linebacker finished with 76 tackles, including 6.5 for a loss.'s Lance Zierlein has said that Bullough (6-foot-2, 226 pounds) could be a late-round pick. "I talked to a lot of teams that run 4-3 defense just because that's what we ran here," Bullough said. "Some teams say I could play inside, some teams want me outside, but it's mainly 4-3 defenses is who I've been talking to."
Source: MLive
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 03:25:00 PM

A midwest regional scout for an NFC team says Michigan State ILB Riley Bullough is "like a mini version of his brother (Max)."

"They are both tough guys who are born and bred Big Ten linebackers," the scout said. "Riley's probably a better athlete but he's small. He has the mindset to be a good special teams player so he could end up in the league." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Bullough to Jared Norris. "Tenacity and willingness to play as physically as his body will allow will make him a favorite of special teams coaches, but his lack of size and plus athleticism could make it hard to find playing time, especially as an inside linebacker," Zierlein wrote. "He could go on Day 3 (Rounds 4-7), but his road to the roster could be bumpy." Bullough was a third-team all-conference pick after recording 76 tackles and 6.5 TFL last season.
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 02:31:00 PM

Michigan State redshirt senior ILB Riley Bullough (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day.

Bullough missed last week's loss to Wisconsin with the injury. Sparty coach Mark Dantonio, keeping it close to the vest, would only say that Bullough was battling an injury that he aggravated in Wk. 2 against Notre Dame. Michigan State gets Indiana this weekend.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio told reporters redshirt freshman FB Riley Bullough's future is on defense.

Bullough started the season at running back but moved to fullback once the school regained some talent at the position. Riley's older brother, Max, is the team's defensive leader at linebacker, so the younger Bullough's transition there makes sense.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 11:17:00 AM

Michigan State has moved redshirt freshman from RB to FB.

"When we looked at Riley and put him over there, I felt like he was a guy a little bit like (Iowa running back Mark) Weisman, he’s a little bit like (Mike) Alstott," head coach Mike Dantonio said. The Spartans could use more two running back sets moving forward.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Michigan State redshirt freshman Riley Bullough currently tops the school's RB depth chart.

Bullough, the younger brother of senior linebacker stalwart Max, redshirted during his first season at Michigan State. He has big shoes to fill since Le'Veon Bell and his 382 carries from last season departed to the NFL. We aren't too optimistic about the Spartans' offense this season. Bullough has experience at linebacker, so at least he'll bring toughness to the running game.
Source: MLive
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 09:37:00 AM