UCLA - Dylan made the switch to fullback from defensive end during Spring Practice in 2007 ... Made progress during the season but needs to gain further experience.
2007 - Competed as a member of the scout team and did not see game action in his second year in the program.
2006 - Did not see action in his first year in the program while working at defensive end and has three seasons of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played four seasons of football at Konawaena HS and attended Ka'u HS in Pahala, HI for his final semester ... Three-star selection by rivals.com ... Ranked No. 41 "athlete" by rivals.com ... Three-star selection by scout.com ... Ranked No. 57 among defensive ends by scout.com ... Rated No. 3 prospect in Hawaii by rivals.com ... Two-time second-team All-State selection on both offense and defense (at tight end and defensive end) ... Team captain ... Named Gatorade Player of the Year in Hawaii ... Prep Nation All-American ... Played in the All-American Bowl Classic ... Made 75 tackles as a senior with 15 sacks and 36 tackles for loss ... On offense, he caught 14 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns and had 12 carries for 71 yards and two scores ... As a junior, he made 73 tackles with eight sacks and 23 tackles for loss ... Made 166 career tackles, with 26 sacks and 70 tackles for loss ... Blocked five kicks in his career with nine forced fumbles and five recoveries ... Also lettered four years in wrestling, coached by his dad ... Three-time state wrestling champ and three-time wrestling All-American ... Had 122-15 record as wrestler and 70 pins ... Twice named All-State in judo ... Lettered two seasons in track and field (300 hurdles, 200m, shot, discus).
PERSONAL - Full Name: Dylan Gene Rush ... Born: May 27, 1987 in Susanville, CA ... Parents: Gregory and Hettie Rush ... Has one brother, Gerard, and a sister, Nira ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports to date as winning the state wrestling championship in his sophomore year in high school ... Alexander Karelin, a Russian Olympic wrestler, is the famous athlete he admires ... Grandfather, Louis Coetzee, was a professional boxer in South Africa ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2006 and Winter 2007 ... Interested in a major in Cinematography.