Air Force game family reunion for Michigan State alum
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Air Force game family reunion for Michigan State alum

Air Force secondary coach John Rudzinski returns to Spartan Stadium

Photo: Paul Rudzinski (37) was key to the goal-line stand that preserved Michigan State's 16-13 upset of No. 1 Ohio State.

Former Michigan State All-Big Ten linebacker Paul Rudzinski reveled in the Spartans’ Top 10-matchup win over Oregon Saturday as much as any fan.

But the “really” big game in the Rudzinski family is this Saturday when Air Force visits Spartan Stadium. Paul’s son John Rudzinski is Air Force’s secondary coach after both playing at the academy and serving his country as an officer. ... 

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Click here for my June 8 story on John Rudzinski

Click here for my July 30 story o Michigan State defensive line coach Ron Burton, a former Air Force assistant

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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