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Reggie Bush Biography

Birth Name:
Reginald Alfred Bush II
Birth Place:
San Diego, California, United States
Football Player

Fast Facts

  • Nicknamed "The President" while at the University of Southern California for the surname he shares with the political family
  • Teamed in high school with quarterback Alex Smith, the No
  • 1 overall NFL draft pick in 2005; though expected to go first overall in the '06 draft, Bush was taken second by the New Orleans Saints
  • In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, donated 12 Hummer vehicles to New Orleans government agencies and $86,000 to resurface the football field at Tad Gormley Stadium
  • Won the Heisman Trophy in 2005, after getting more first-place votes than any previous winner except O
  • J
  • Simpson, a fellow product of USC
  • Writes "619" on each of the black game-day patches beneath his eyes, representing the area code of his native South San Diego County
  • Was fined $5,000 for taunting in the 2006 NFC Championship Game, in which Bush wagged his finger at a Bears defender and somersaulted into the end zone on an 88-yard touchdown reception