Michigan State senior linebacker Max Bullough was announced as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his season-high 10 tackle performance against Purdue this past Saturday.
It was Bullough who produced the fumble that senior linebacker Denicos Allen recovered and returned 45 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Mark Dantonio is not surprised by his senior.
"Max Bullough is a controlling figure for our defense," said MSU head coach Mark Dantonio. "He's a blitzer and a tackler, but most importantly, he's a leader and communicator. Game in and game out, Max does his job. He knows it's his responsibility to fill the gap, and when he does, the ball bounces outside so the outside linebackers and safeties can make the tackle. Max is physical and firm in the gap, but he also does a good job at scraping off the block and making the tackle."
This is Bullough’s first Defensive Player of the Week honor during his MSU career.
The last Spartan to earn the honor was Darqueze Dennard early this month.