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American Football Database
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Jerry Rush
No. 82     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-08-07) August 7, 1942 (age 78)
Place of birth: 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)
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 1965 1971)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     89
Fumble recoveries     3
Yards     7
Stats at

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]