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Riley Bullough (born November 23, 1993) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Michigan State, and was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

Riley Bullough
Free agent
Position:Middle linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-23) November 23, 1993 (age 25)
Traverse City, Michigan
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Traverse City (MI) St. Francis
College:Michigan State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:15
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

College careerEdit

Bullough played four seasons for the Spartans, appearing in 50 games. Over the course of his career, he recorded 214 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks along with 4 interceptions, forced 2 fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries. He was named to the All-Big Ten second team as a junior and the All-Big Ten third team as a senior.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Bullough signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2017.[2] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad the next day.[3][4] He was promoted to the active roster on December 12, 2017.[5]

On September 1, 2018, Bullough was placed on injured reserve.[6] On September 11, 2018, Bullough was waived by the Buccaneers with an injury settlement.[7] He was re-signed to the active roster on October 22, 2018.[8] He appeared in nine games for the Buccaneers, starting three, with 14 tackles and a pass defended in 2018.[9]

On April 29, 2019, Bullough was waived by the Buccaneers.[10]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On April 30, 2019, Bullough was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans.[11] He was waived/injured on August 10, 2019 and placed on injured reserve.[12] He was released on August 20.

Personal lifeEdit

Bullough's parents are Shane and LeeAnn Bullough. His father was a linebacker at Michigan State from 1983-1986. He has two brothers, Max and Byron. Max previously played with the Houston Texans and Byron plays for the Spartans.[13]


  1. ^ Kosileski, William (December 12, 2017). "Former Michigan State LB Riley Bullough promoted to Buccaneers active roster". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Land of 10. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Smith, Scott (May 1, 2017). "Bucs' Rookie Free Agents Flesh Out Roster". Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Smith, Scott (September 2, 2017). "Wide Variety of Moves Gets Bucs to 53".
  4. ^ Smith, Scott (September 3, 2017). "Bucs Stay Home for Practice Squad".
  5. ^ Smith, Scott (December 12, 2017). "Riley Bullough Promoted to Active Roster".
  6. ^ Smith, Scott (September 1, 2018). "Robinson, Tandy Among Cuts as Bucs Get to 53".
  7. ^ Smith, Scott (September 11, 2018). "Bucs Add CB Marcus Williams, Release G Adam Gettis".
  8. ^ Smith, Scott (October 22, 2018). "Riley Bullough Returns as Alexander and Cichy Head to IR".
  9. ^ Slagter, Josh (May 1, 2019). "Ex-MSU LB Riley Bullough cut by Bucs, but claimed by Titans". Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  10. ^ Smith, Scott (April 29, 2019). "Riley Bullough Among Bucs' Six Post-Draft Cuts".
  11. ^ Wyatt, Jim (April 30, 2019). "Titans Claim Former Buccaneers LB Riley Bullough Off Waivers".
  12. ^ Wyatt, Jim (August 10, 2019). "Titans Add Four – And Subtract Four - While Also Moving DL Jurrell Casey from PUP to the Active Roster".
  13. ^ "Michigan State Profile-Max Bullough". Retrieved October 22, 2018.

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