Henry “Hank” Bullough, BA 1956 (Physical Education), was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony on Sept. 12, 2013, at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre.
Bullough — along with hockey superstars Ryan and Kip Miller, men’s basketball champion Morris Peterson, and volleyball leader and All-American Jenna Wrobel — has joined an elite group of athletes and leaders in the Hall of Fame, who have each played a part in MSU’s rich athletic history.
Now 79, Bullough is considered by most to be a football legend, having played in MSU’s first Rose Bowl game in 1953, when the Spartans defeated UCLA. He went on to play under infamous Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi until an injury occurred in 1958. Bullough returned to MSU in 1959 after accepting a job with Duffy Daugherty’s football staff, and he served as assistant coach from 1959-69 and 1994. He spent 20+ years coaching various teams throughout the NFL.
Bullough is still involved with MSU football, and serves as the executive director of the MSU Football Players Association.
In Bullough’s induction speech, he mentions the importance of family; his sons previously played football at MSU, and Bullough’s grandsons Max and Riley currently do.