At the top of the scouting report for Riley Bullough is probably a blurb about his “football pedigree.”
In today’s Michigan State-Ohio State meeting, Bullough became the fourth member of his family to record at least 200 tackles as a member of the Spartans.
Between the years 1988-1991, Riley’s father Shane and his uncle each reached the milestone while playing linebacker. Then, during the 2010-2013 seasons, his brother Max joined the club while putting together a career as a three-year starter.
The youngest brother, Byron, is also a member of the Spartan’s squad and is currently competing for playing time in his third year with the team.
Riley Bullough, one of my fav LB's in college football, is the 4th member of his family to have 200+ career tackles at Mich. State. Unreal!
— Coach Pidgeon (@CoachPidgeon) November 19, 2016
Adding to the Bullough-Michigan State lore, Riley’s grandfather, Henry and his other uncle, Bobby, also played for the Spartans.
Bullough is celebrating Senior day in East Lansing today, something that has become a family tradition with how often it happens. Unfortunately, the Spartans have not had as strong a season as they hoped they would.
They currently sit at 3-8 after a heartbreaking one-point loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes earlier today.