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Jonathan Rush
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Oklahoma State CowboysNo. 70
Offensive Guard Redshirt Senior
Major: Public Relations
Date of birth: (1989-01-03) January 3, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Ashville, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 314 lb (142 kg; 22 st 6 lb)
Career history
High school: Killeen High School,
Killeen, Texas
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
  • 2010 All Big 12 Honorable Mention (AP)[1]
Stats at Rivals.com

Jonathan Rush (born January 3, 1989) is an American football offensive lineman for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Rush currently starts at offensive guard and is in his senior season.

Personal lifeEdit

Rush was born in Asheville, North Carolina. Rush's parents are Gerilyn and David Rush. Rush has four brothers, a sister, and is a sociology major.

High school careerEdit

Rush attended Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas, where he was Texas Football Magazine's Top 25 Offensive Line Prospect, Scout.com's No. 51 Offensive Tackle Prospect, and 1st Team All District; Jr. season. Rivals.com listed him as the 69th best overall recruit.[2] Considered a three-star prospect by Scout.com,[3] and deemed to have pro-potential by Rivals.com[4] Rush was recruited by a number of schools including Florida and Texas Tech. He committed to Oklahoma State in 2007.

Rush was awarded offensive MVP for Killeen High School after his senior season finishing with 40 pancake blocks and 35 knockdowns.[5]

College careerEdit

As a redshirt freshman, Rush played in 5 games in 2008 (Washington State, Missouri State, Troy, Baylor and Iowa State).[2] Rush was set to be a starter for his sophomore season before a pre-camp injury sidelined him for the season.[2]

Junior YearEdit

As a junior in 2010, Rush started all 13 games for the Cowboys including the Alamo Bowl. In week 10, #22 Baylor visited Oklahoma State and Rush made the highlight reel after going downfield for a monster block.[6] During the season, Rush was recognized as the most physical lineman for OSU four times and offensive lineman of the week 3 times (Tulsa, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Baylor).[7] As a result of his solid play throughout the 2010 season, Rush received an honorable mention for All Big 12 by the Associated Press.[1][8] Rush was part of the offense which finished No. 1 in the nation (not including bowl games) for total offense with 537.6 yards per game.[9] Through the entire 2010 football season, the offensive line only gave up 10 sacks in 13 games which was tied for 8th best in the nation.[10] Oklahoma State also finished 2nd in the nation for total pass offense while averaging 345.85 yards per game through the air and 3rd in scoring averaging 44.23 points per game.[11][12]

Senior YearEdit

Rush began his senior year as part of an offensive line returning 5 starters.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2010 Cowboy Football Awards and Honors – OKLAHOMA STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE. Okstate.com. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Player Bio: Jonathan Rush – OKLAHOMA STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE. Okstate.com (January 3, 1989). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  3. Scout.com: Jonathan Rush Profile. Cfn.scout.com. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  4. Jonathan Rush – College Football. Collegefootball.rivals.com. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  5. Killeen honors athletes during banquet. Kdhnews.com. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  6. No. 22 Baylor at No. 19 Oklahoma State – Hits Of The Game. YouTube (November 7, 2010). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  7. OKLAHOMA STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE – Oklahoma State University. Okstate.com. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  8. AP All-Big 12 List | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Lubbock Online (December 3, 2010). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  9. Total Offense. NCAA.com (October 15, 2011). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  10. Sacks Allowed. NCAA.com (October 15, 2011). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  11. Passing Offense. NCAA.com (October 15, 2011). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  12. Scoring Offense. NCAA.com (October 15, 2011). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  13. Oklahoma State 2011 Football Preview. Turfburner. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.

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