Reggie Bush


Reggie Bush Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Reggie participated in the 2007 McDonald's NBA Celebrity All-Star Game in Las Vegas during the NBA All-Star break.

    • In his rookie season in the NFL, Reggie finished with 565 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns and caught 88 passes for 742 receiving yards with 2 receiving touchdowns.

    • Reggie was fifth in the voting for the Rookie of the Year award for his play in 2006.

    • Reggie won his first NFL playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles in January 2007.

    • Reggie finished 10th in NCAA Division I-A history and with 6,551 all-purpose yards.

    • ESPN commentator Len Pasquarelli claimed that Houston selecting Williams ahead of Reggie was one of the biggest mistakes made in NFL Draft history.

    • By the end of the week after the draft, Reebok reported receiving over 15,000 orders for Reggie's Saints jersey, even though his jersey number with the Saints had not yet been determined.

    • In training camp, Saints receiver Joe Horn named Reggie "Baby Matrix" because of his seemingly impossible evasive maneuvers.

    • Reggie is 5'11" tall.

    • In his freshman season, Reggie rushed for 521 yards, caught 15 passes for 314 yards, gained another 492 yards returning kickoffs, and scored 8 touchdowns. His 1,331 total yards are the most ever by a freshman in USC history.

    • In track, Reggie won many honors and ran a 10.42 100m in the California state championships.

    • Reggie and Matt 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.

    • Reggie has lost two fumbles in his college career, the first time against UCLA on December 4, 2004 and the second in the Fresno State game in 2005.

    • Reggie is currently wearing #25.

    • Reggie scored his first NFL touchdown on a 65 yard punt return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    • Reggie is only the 12th player in NCAA history to gain over 2,000 all-purpose yards twice.

    • Reggie donated $50,000 to help keep Holy Rosary High School from closing on May 15, 2006.

    • Reggie signed a multiyear endorsement with the athletic sportswear company Adidas on April 26, 2006.

    • Reggie did not start any games for USC in 2004.

    • Reggie had a career high 126 rushing yards against the New York Giants on December 24, 2006.

    • Reggie was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round and the second pick overall in the 2006 Draft.

    • Reggie is featured in commercials for ESPN's ESPN Mobile.

    • Reggie is featured on the cover of the video game NCAA Football 2007.

    • Reggie finished his final college season, 2005, nationally ranked in several statistical categories. He was 1st in All-purpose yards per game, 4th in rushing yards per game and 20th in points scored.

    • Reggie was a correspondent on the 2003 Super Bowl for the NFLHS website.

    • Reggie is nicknamed "The President" after George W. Bush.

    • On January 12, 2006 Reggie officially announced that he would forego his final year of NCAA eligilibity and enter the 2006 NFL Draft.

    • Reggie and his USC teammate Matt Leinart became the only two Heisman Trophy winners to play together in a single game, the Rose Bowl on January 4, 2006, against the University of Texas Longhorns. USC lost 41-38.

    • Before each game, Reggie writes "619" on top of his black under eye markings as a tribute to the area code of Southeast San Diego county.

    • Reggie studied Political Science at USC.

    • Reggie's father was a campus security officer and his mother was a deputy sheriff at the county jail.

    • Reggie attended Helix High School, where he excelled at football and track. In football, he and former University of Utah and current San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith led their team to two sectional championships.

    • Reggie plays running back/tailback, wide receiver, and punt and kickoff returner.

    • Reggie is best-known for his speed and evasiveness.

    • Reggie was named the 2005 AP Sportsman of the Year.

    • On December 8, 2005, Reggie was awarded the prestigious Walter Camp Award as well as the Doak Walker Award.

    • Reggie plays football for the USC Trojans.

    • Reggie is expected to be the #1 pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.

    • Reggie was the winner of the 2005 Heisman Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in college football.

  • Quotes

    • Reggie: I'm just a normal guy in general. I know a lot of people might see me as a celebrity, but I'm just a normal guy who likes to do normal things. Hang out with his friends... go shopping... play video games.

    • Reggie: I play on pure instincts. I remember being surrounded by three guys getting ready to tackle me, and I saw one of my teammates off to the right by himself, and I tried to pitch the ball to him. That's the type of player I am. I play fearless and I'm willing to score at all costs. I feel like if I would have made the pitch and we'd scored, it would have been the greatest play in college history.

    • Reggie: I'll be back next year.

    • Reggie: (On himself) Off the field, I'm quiet. On the field, I'm probably the exact opposite of that. Split personality on and off the field.

    • Reggie: (On his style) I don't really look at other people's moves and copy them because, when I'm on the field, I'm not going to remember them. It's just something that has a lot to do with instinct and vision and all those running back aspects that you have. You put them all into a basket, and you just use them on the field and go out there and make plays.

    • Reggie: (On his expectations) I expect great things out of myself. I expect to make great plays, great moves. In my mind, I can never be good enough... It just comes with the territory of making the most of what God has given you. I'm just trying to make the most out of a blessing I was given.