Over twenty years since his last collegiate game, LSU football fans still know Gordy Rush as an intense, hard-hitting special teams player for the Tigers from 1988-1990. The New Orleans native brings that same fire as the Vice-President/Market Manager of Guaranty Broadcasting which includes Eagle 98.1, the Flagship Radio Station for LSU Sports. For 20+ seasons, Gordy has covered LSU Football as the Sideline Reporter for the LSU Sports Radio Network, host of Inside LSU Football with Les Miles television show and host of LSU Gameday Live on Cox Sport Television. Rush remains strongly involved with his alma mater by serving as a member of the TAF Executive Board of Directors, and as the emcee of TAF’s Annual Tiger Tour.
Rush has collected several prestigious awards including the 2013 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters’ “Broadcaster of the Year” given to the state’s top broadcast executive and the 2009 “Golden Mike Award” for the state’s top on-air talent. He became the first person to win both awards and the youngest person to win the “Broadcaster of the Year” at the age of 44.
Rush, a 1991 graduate of the LSU School of Business, originally attended Purdue University on a football scholarship. After playing a year with the Boilermakers as the backup cornerback to future All-Pro defensive back Rod Woodson, Rush transferred to LSU in 1987 and graduated in 1991 with a B.S. in Business Administration. The three-year Tiger letterman was a part of The Sporting News Magazine’s “Best Special Teams Unit” of 1988 and was named LSU’s 1990 Special Teams Player of the Year.
A graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, he is the son of the Beth and the late Gordon Rush II of Gretna, La. and has one sister, Lynn. Rush is married to former LSU All-American softball pitcher Ashley Lewis and have three children — Gordon (“G”) L. Rush IV, Jax Michael, and Jordyn Jean. The couple currently resides in Central, Louisiana.
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