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Gerald Mitchell Rush (born August 7, 1942) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 1965 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan State. He played his entire professional career with the Lions, retiring during training camp before the 1972 season.[1]

Jerry Rush
No. 82
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1942-08-07) August 7, 1942 (age 76)
Pontiac, Michigan
Career information
College:Michigan State
NFL Draft:1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 25
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
(by the Boston Patriots)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:89
Fumble recoveries:3
Player stats at


  1. ^ "Rush calls it quits". Argus-Press. AP. 20 July 1972. p. 18. Retrieved 6 September 2016.