Leading up to the 2012 season the CIS website will be featuring a profile of one player from each of the 26 teams. Last season it was Jedd Gardner. This year’s Gryphon is sophomore linebacker John Rush.
… In his first year with the Gryphons he dressed in all eight games, registering 32 tackles, good for fourth on the team.
“Last season I got in playing time but mostly on special teams so this season my goal is to get in the starting line up. But ultimately I would like to win the Vanier Cup,” said Rush.
… When training camp starts this August the Gryphons will sport a total of four fifth-year linebackers including last year’s OUA leader in tackles, Jake Reinhart.
“John will fit right into this group which should ease him into a larger leadership role,” commented Gryphon defensive coordinator Kevin MacNeill. “John unites both the young and older players and is a truly gifted athlete. He has the ability to win games with the big plays he is capable of making.”
Both Rush and the Gryphons are expecting his success to translate into a bigger role within the Guelph defense, where he is expected to continue his assent as one of the bright, young leaders of this team.
See the full profile here.