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Reggie Bush        

NFL Football Player for the New Orleans Saints

He played running back/tailback, wide receiver, and punt and kickoff returner for the team. He is generally recognized as one of the best running backs in college football history due to his speed, agility, evasiveness, and outstanding instincts on the gridiron.

On December 8, 2005, Reggie Bush was awarded the Walter Camp Award and the Doak Walker Award. On December 10, Reggie Bush won the most prestigious individual award in college football, the Heisman Trophy, beating out finalists Vince Young and former Heisman winner and teammate Matt Leinart. He rang up the highest-ever percentages of first-place votes (84.9 percent) and possible points (91.7 percent) in the balloting by members of the media and former Heisman winners. Additionally, he was named the 2005 AP Sportsman of the Year.

On January 12, 2006, Reggie Bush elected to forgo his senior season at USC and declared himself eligible for the NFL draft. Since it was predicted that he would be the first overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, held by the Houston Texans, Houston was expected to obtain Reggie Bush. However, in a surprising move on the night before the draft, the Texans signed Mario Williams, a defensive end from North Carolina State. The New Orleans Saints selected Reggie Bush with their #2 pick in the draft.

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.

On April 23, 2006, a report surfaced raising questions about whether Reggie Bush's family received gifts in violation of NCAA policies. The school has requested that the conference investigate the matter.

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