An athletic and instinctive edge rusher, Sullivan is a linebacker/defensive end hybrid with top-flight pass rushing skills.
2011: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State.
High School: As a senior, he had a team-leading 14.5 sacks for the Ozark Conference and district champion Lebanon Yellowjackets coached by Will Christian ... The Yellowjackets were a perfect 10-0 in the regular season before losing in the first round of the playoffs in 2010 ... Sullivan was a first-team all-state, all-district, all-conference and all-Ozark performer, certifying himself as one of the top defensive players in Missouri ... Played DE and WR in high school ... Also recorded 91 tackles and 13 tackles for loss his senior season.
Personal: Rufus Christopher Sullivan was born 2/3/93 in Leesburg, Fla. ... Son of Trudy Sullivan of Lebanon, Mo. ... Has eight siblings ... Plans to major in Physical Therapy.