Cooper Rush receives invite to NFL Combine


CMU quarterback Cooper Rush. 

Cooper Rush will get an opportunity to showcase his talent at the 2017 NFL Combine. 

The former CMU quarterback will join 14 other quarterbacks including Clemson's Deshaun Watson at the annual scouting event. 

He's the only CMU player and only Mid-American Conference quarterback to receive an invitation. 

Rush finished his career with 12,883 yards passing — 22 yards short of breaking former CMU quarterback Dan LeFevour's Mid-American Conference career record of 12,905 yards passing. He also ranks second all-time in CMU history with 998 completions and 90 touchdowns. 

Rush helped lead the Chippewas to a 6-6 record in his final season and a trip to the Miami Beach Bowl against Tulsa. During his senior season, Rush was named to the Mid-American Conference Third Team as he threw for 3,299 yards and 23 touchdowns. He completed 11-of-17 passes for 94 yards during the East-West Shrine game on Jan. 21. 

The Charlotte, Michigan native threw for 75 touchdowns in his three years as the starting quarterback for the Chippewas. 

The on-field workouts will begin Friday, March.3. 


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