Korey Rush
Korey  Rush


Salt Lake City, Utah

High School:
East HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 280

Defensive End



Record number of Wolf Pack student-athletes earn Academic All-Conference honors

50 student-athletes from fall sports honored by the league.

Sophomore (2016): Will eye a starting role at defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2016 after playing in 12 games last season.

Redshirt Freshman (2015): Played in 12 games with two starts … Tallied 13 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one sack and one pass breakup … Made his first career start against UC Davis and also started at Fresno State … Set a season-high with three tackles in Nevada’s win over Fresno State … Tallied his first career sack in Nevada’s overtime win against San Jose State … Posted one tackle in Nevada’s victory in the 2015 Arizona Bowl … Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors … Letter winner.

Freshman (2014): Redshirted in his first season.

High School
From East High School in Salt Lake City ... Was a 2012 all-state selection as a junior before suffering an injury three games into his senior season ... Was the All-Poly Camp MVP in 2012 and 2013 ... Also earned all-region honors and was a team captain ... Registered 17.5 sacks as a junior and four as a senior ... Honor roll student who won a national essay contest and traveled to Washington D.C. ... Earned a total of 11 varsity letters.

Born Korey David Rush ... Son of Malena Johnson and Keith Johnson ... Stepfather, Keith Johnson, is former major leaguer who is currently on the coaching staff for the Los Angeles Angels ... Is also related to NBA players Brandon and Kareem Rush and Justin Harrison, who plays football at Illinois ... Wants to go to law school ... Was also recruited by Arizona State, Ole Miss, Illinois, Boise State, UNLV, Utah State and UTEP.


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