Hank Bullough

Hank Bullough

Birth
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Nov 2019 (aged 85)
Haslett, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 205007423 · View Source
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Professional Football Player, Coach. Born Henry Charles Bullough, he was raised in Ohio where he was an all state defensive tackle at Timken High School. He enrolled at Michigan State University and contributed to the Spartans' capturing of the National Championship in 1952. Selected by the Green Bay Packers during the 5th round of the 1955 NFL Draft, he totaled 28 career regular season (at the guard and linebacker positions) games during parts of two season (1955 and 1958). His career was interrupted for two years while he served with the United States Army. After retiring as a player, he began his lengthy coaching career, initially as an assistant at Michigan State under coach Duffy Daugherty (1959 to 1969). He returned to the professional ranks as a linebackers coach with the Baltimore Colts in 1970 and was on staff when they won the Super Bowl in 1971. He went on to serve as an assistant with the New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. Bullough is widely regarded for innovating the "3-4" defense which is incorporated by many teams in the NFL today. He served as co-interim head coach (along with Ron Erhardt) of the New England Patriots for the final game of the 1978 season. While on the Bengals' coaching staff he experienced an AFC Title with Cincinnati in 1982. He was to serve as head coach of the Pittsburgh Maulers of the United States Football League in 1985. However, the franchise folded prior to the beginning of that season. He succeeded Kay Stephenson as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills in 1985 and remained at that capacity until 1986. He returned to Michigan State as an assistant under coach George Perles and retired following the 1994 season. He was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013. He died of complications from a stroke he suffered a few years earlier.

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  • Added: 25 Nov 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 205007423
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