Reggie Bush is arguably the most exciting player in football, and the scary thing is, he is only going to get better. Even though this will be just his second season, he should be viewed as a legitimate No.1 Running back in fantasy. That being said, since is he has to split touches with McAllister, Bush has the value of a second rounder, but he will be gone in the first round of most fantasy drafts.
Reggie Bush studied political science at USC. Reggie Bush often etches the number "619" on top of his black under eye markings as a tribute to the area code of South San Diego County.
In his freshman season, Reggie Bush immediately made a big impact for the USC Trojans, rushing for 521 yards, catching 15 passes for 314 yards, gaining another 492 yards returning kickoffs, and scored 8 touchdowns (3 rushing, 4 receiving, 1 kickoff return). His 1,331 total yards are the most ever by a freshman in USC history.
As a sophomore in 2004, Reggie Bush amassed 2,330 all-purpose yards, the most ever gained by a Trojan player since Marcus Allen gained a school record 2,683 yards in his Heisman trophy winning season of 1981, and scored 15 touchdowns (6 rushing, 7 receiving, 2 kickoff returns). He has lost only three fumbles in his college career, the first time against UCLA in 2004, the second in the Fresno State game in 2005, and the third against the Texas Longhorns in the 2006 Rose Bowl. The fumble against Texas was thought by most experts to be an attempted lateral, and some believe it went forward.
In the 2005 game against Fresno State where he committed one of his 3 fumbles, Reggie Bush set a PAC-10 record with 513 all-purpose yards, including 294 yards rushing.
By the end of the 2005 season, Reggie Bush had amassed 2,611 all-purpose yards and scored 18 touchdowns (15 rushing, 2 receiving, 1 punt return). He was awarded the Heisman Trophy Award on December 10, 2005. He had 784 first-place votes while Texas quarterback Vince Young finished second with 79 first-place votes, with an overall edge in voting points of 2541 to Young's 1608. The 933 point margin-of-victory was the 17th highest of all time. Matt Leinart came in third with 18 first-place votes. Reggie Bush had the second most first-place votes in the history of Heisman voting, second only to OJ Simpson's 855 in 1968. He became the 71st winner of the Heisman Trophy, and the 7th USC player to receive the award. However, Reggie Bush could lose the Heisman Trophy due to an investigation into possible connections with an agent, which would result in him being retroactively ruled ineligible. In addition to his Heisman Trophy, Reggie Bush also won the Doak Walker Award, Walter Camp Award, and was selected as the PAC-10's offensive player of the year.
He and teammate Matt Leinart became the first and only two Heisman Trophy winners to play together in a single game (as Heisman trophy winners), the Rose Bowl on January 4, 2006 against the University of Texas Longhorns, which USC lost 41-38. Reggie Bush had a decent performance, amassing a total of 279 all-purpose yards (82 rushing yards, 95 receiving yards, 102 kickoff return yards) and one touchdown scored, but it was vastly overshadowed by his runner-up in the Heisman, Vince Young, and Reggie Bush's teammate LenDale White, who led USC in rushing with 123 yards and 3 touchdowns. This game gave Reggie Bush a total of 2,890 all-purpose yards for the season, the most ever by a USC player, and 19 touchdowns.
In celebration of their stellar careers, Reggie Bush and Leinart appeared on the cover of the December 25, 2005 issue of Sports Illustrated; the magazine anointed the pair as the "Best in College Football" in 2005.
He was featured on the cover of NCAA Football 2007, released on July 18, 2006.
On January 12, 2006 he announced that he would forego his final year of NCAA eligibility and enter the 2006 NFL Draft where he was expected to be among the first few selections. On April 2, 2006 during USC's Pro Day workouts Reggie Bush ran his 40 yard dash in 4.33 seconds, had a standing broad jump of 10-foot-9 (3.28 m), a vertical leap of 40.5 inches (103 cm) and did 24 repetitions in the 225-pound (102 kg) bench press.
On April 26, 2006, three days prior to the 2006 NFL Draft, he signed a multiyear endorsement with the athletic sportswear company Adidas, where he will promote football and training clothes and even launch cleats in 2007.
On April 28, 2006, it was announced that Mario Williams signed a deal with the houston texans, meaning that Reggie Bush would not be the first draft pick. Reggie Bush's representatives spoke that night with the New Orleans Saints, who said they intended to use their second overall pick to select the USC product. You can see Reggie and the rest of the Saints play live by getting New Orleans Saints tickets for any game in the season.
Reggie Bush was indeed drafted by the New Orleans Saints with the second overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. The Houston Texans' decision to not take Reggie Bush was derided by many sports analysts. ESPN commentator Len Pasquarelli claimed that Houston selecting Williams ahead of Reggie Bush was one of the biggest mistakes made in NFL Draft history.
After being drafted by the Saints, many fans have called him "Saint Reggie", The Messiah and Mardi Gras, à la "King James", a name given to LeBron James because many expected him to be a savior for his team and city. Reggie Bush is now under the same hype.
Without a doubt Reggie Bush can deliver - but one needs to ponder as to what extent a Reggie Bush can carry the whole team if not without the help of the other New Orleans’s Saints.
On January 13 2007, in the NFC Divisional Playoff game, Bush ran for 52 yards on 12 carries and scored a touchdown and added 3 catches for 22 yards as New Orleans edged Philadelphia, 27-24 to earn its first NFC Championship Game appearance in the team's 40-year history. The game was also notable for the vicious hit that Bush absorbed from Sheldon Brown while attempting to catch a swing pass on the Saints' first play of the game. On January 21, in the NFC Championship playoff game, Bush caught a pass on the 22 and ran 78 yards downfield (eluding the Chicago Bears safety) for an 88 yard touchdown thrown by Drew Brees. This comeback was the first score of the second half and closed the gap from 7-16 (in favor of Chicago) to 14-16
Reggie Bush was fined by the NFL after the game for $5,000 dollars for taunting: which consisted of wagging his finger at All-Pro linebacker Brian Urlacher and doing a somersault after the 88-yard reception score. Bush apologized immediately after the event
In the season opener of the 2007 season, Bush and the Saints lost to the defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts 41-10. Bush was tied for a team-best 38 rushing yards on 12 carries. He also had seven yards on four receptions and a punt return for two yards in a disappointing opener for Bush and the Saints. The Saints following game was equally as disappointing as the Saints were beaten 31 to 14 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Reggie averaged only 2.7 yards per carry and 27 yards from scrimmage, over a third of which came on one play. Reggie scored 2 rushing touchdowns, both 1-yard runs, in the Saints week 3 loss to the Tennessee Titans. In that game Bush carried 7 times for only 15 yards in gains while catching 6 passes for only 20 yards. Bush finished the season with just 6 total touchdowns and 581 yards rushing, averaging 3.6 yards per carry. Will the Saints make it to the Super Bowl in 2009?
Reggie Bush has appeared in many different commericals.
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Reggie Bush commercial promoting "SubwayFreshBuzz.com"
Funny Diet Pepsi Commercial played in October 2 2006
UCS Trojans running back Joe Mcknight Joe McKnight is a potential difference maker regardless of which position he plays, and he has great football speed despite what his actual 40 time may indicate. He is a jack of all trades and reminds us a lot of a young Eric Metcalf
USC Trojans Quarterback Mark Sanchez USC head coach Pete Carroll: "Mark has shown he has the ability to be a really big-time quarterback in our system. He has the strongest arm we've had since Carson Palmer."
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