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Reggie Bush Engaged to Kim Kardashian?

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Cardinals 24, Saints 31
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Spin Doctors: Doug Martin vs. Reggie Bush Today's assignment is to find you a superman in the Sunshine State. Miami's go-to back is a veteran, Reggie Bush. Tampa's new do-it-all source is a touted rookie, Doug Martin. Who's going to be the South Florida Flash in 2012? Brandon Funston and Scott Pianowski don't agree on the rank, and they've decided to bring the debate to our forum. B-Fun to Open : Ray Rice touched the rock a combined 744 ...

Reggie Bush expects to play more at receiver this year Dolphins coach Joe Philbin wants to use his players’ strengths. In Reggie Bush's case, that happens to be on the receiving end of a pass despite rushing for more than 1,000 yards last season.

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Can Reggie Bush lead the NFL in rushing? Dolphins running back Reggie Bush recently said that one of his goals for the coming season is to lead the league is rushing. Is that realistic? ESPN Insider's Gary Horton explores: You love to see players who exude confidence and Reggie Bush is one of those guys. Never known as a feature back in the Saints offense, and with just one year of over 160 carries in his NFL career, Bush recently ...

Reggie Bush: Ryan Tannehill “has the upper hand” We’re still a couple months (and a few episodes of Hard Knocks) away from knowing who the Dolphins’ starting quarterback will be. But the starter at running back in Miami, Reggie Bush, is talking like a man who thinks he’ll be sharing the huddle with a rookie signal caller. Bush sounded in an interview on…

Reggie Bush: Game-by-Game Predictions for Miami Dolphins RB in 2012 Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush ended last season on a tear—83 carries for 519 yards and two touchdowns in the final four games—and celebrated the success with a bold goal for 2012.  "I want the rushing title," Bush recently announced on WSVN-TV, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel . "This offseason, I've been working toward that goal. Just being effective like I was this past season ...

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Reggie Bush Q&A;: 'This year is going to be exciting' On the difference between this offense and the previous one:

Reggie Bush is ready for a lot of carries in Miami Reggie Bush had a career-high 216 carries for a career-high 1,086 yards in his first season with the Dolphins last year, and this season he thinks he’s ready to top that. Bush, who has previously said he’s setting his sights on leading the league in rushing, says that he’s seen enough of new coach Joe…

Reggie Bush “on the fence” about HBO’s “Hard Knocks” The Miami Dolphins will be the stars of this year’s edition of Hard Knocks , but one of their central characters may not be so into the idea. In an interview with the Palm Beach Post , Dolphins running back Reggie Bush said he isn’t sure whether or not the presence of TV cameras at the Dolphins’ pre-season camp will be beneficial.


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Reginald Alfred "Reggie" Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), nicknamed "The President," alluding to George W. Reggie Bush, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints and formerly for the University of Southern California (USC). 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.

Early History
Reggie Bush grew up in Spring Valley, California. His father was a campus security officer and his mother was a deputy sheriff at the county jail. He 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, the top pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, led the team to two sectional championships. In track, he won many honors and ran a 10.42 100m in the California state championships.

College Career
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 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 Texas 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.

Legacy
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 O.J. 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.

Reggie Bush finished the 2005 football season nationally-ranked in several statistical categories:

All Purpose Yards per Game: 10th
Rushing Yards per Game: 9th
Points Scored: 7th
Yards per Punt Return: 8th
Yards per Carry: 1st

Entering the NFL Draft
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.

Reggie Bush was indeed drafted by the 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.

It has been reported by Oregonian writers Jim Beseda & Paul Bucker that Reggie Bush put in a good word with the Saints' execs for former Pac-10 rival and Fred Biletnikoff Award winner Mike Hass, contributing to Hass being drafted by the Saints in the 6th round. It had also been reported that Reggie Bush requested for Hass to be his roommate at rookie camp, but Reggie Bush ended up rooming with someone else.

New Orleans Saints
Reggie Bush's selection by the New Orleans Saints in the NFL draft generated much excitement and celebration among Saints fans, many of whom were still grappling with the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. By the end of the week after the draft, Reebok reported receiving over 15,000 orders for Reggie Bush's Saints jersey, even though his jersey number with the Saints had not yet been determined. Reggie Bush had petitioned the NFL to wear number 5 on his jersey, which he has worn throughout his high school and college careers. However, in order for him to wear #5, the NFL would have to revise its numbering regulations, which require running backs to wear a number between 20 and 49. Reggie Bush was allowed to wear the number 5, at least temporarily, during the Saints' minicamp practices pending the NFL's ruling. On May 23, the NFL competition committee officially rejected his request, and on May 25, it was officially announced that Reggie Bush would be wearing number 25, acquired from Saints running back Fred McAfee. Although Reggie Bush had earlier pledged to donate a quarter of the money he receives from jersey sales to Katrina victims if allowed to wear #5, he later said he would make that donation no matter what number he wears. As part of the deal with McAfee to wear #25, Reggie Bush agreed to allocate half of that money to charities of McAfee's choosing. McAfee pledged to donate his share to Katrina victims in his home state of Mississippi.

Amazed by the warm reception he received from the fans in New Orleans, as well as the magnitude of the devastation caused there by Hurricane Katrina, Reggie Bush expressed excitement about playing with the Saints and has pledged to help the city recover from the hurricane. On May 15, 2006, Reggie Bush donated $50,000 to help a local Catholic school for students with learning disabilities from closing.

Controversy
On April 24, 2006, a week before the 2006 NFL Draft, a report surfaced raising questions about whether Reggie Bush's family received improper benefits during Reggie Bush's final college season. The questions involved a home valued at $757,000 located in Spring Valley, California which Reggie Bush's mother, stepfather and brother lived in during the 2005 season. The home was owned by a man with ties to a recently started sports marketing company. If Reggie Bush and his family paid less than fair market value on the rental, then this would equate to a gift prohibited by NCAA policies. USC Athletic Director Mike Garrett said the school has requested that the Pacific-10 Conference look into the matter. If Reggie Bush is ruled ineligible, USC could be forced to forfeit every game that Reggie Bush played in after losing his eligibility. The school could also be put on probation or banned from bowl games but that would likely depend on how much it knew or should have known about any violations. Reggie Bush could also potentially risk losing his 2005 Heisman Trophy because the official Heisman ballot states the following: "In order that there will be no misunderstanding regarding the eligibility of a candidate, the recipient of the award must be a bonafide student of an accredited university. The recipient must be in compliance with the bylaws defining an NCAA student." Reggie Bush's former teammate Winston Justice has also been linked to this report.

As of July 21, 2006, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports speculated that Reggie Bush may stage an extended hold-out before signing with the Saints. It has been reported that he may even go so far as to sit-out the entire 2006 NFL season and re-enter the Draft in 2007. While this has not been confirmed by other sources, SportsCenter acknowledged the rumors.

On July 28, 2006, he became an official holdout by not showing up at a mandatory team meeting. However, he signed a contract for six years the following day and reported on July 30. The deal includes $ 26.35 million guaranteed and $51 million total. Incentives can bring the deal up to $62 million.

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September News
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March
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February
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Dog thinks 2 $900 Super Bowl tickets tasty treat

Super Bowl Weekend
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"Hannah" primed to claim Super Bowl weekend
Paris Hilton, Ludacris party alongside 50 Cent at pre-game Super Bowl concert

January
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December
Eagles vs. Saints Preview 12/23/07
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Cardinals 24, Saints 31
Bush Out For the Year 12/12/07
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