Celebrating Black History Month – Reginald Alfred Bush
Given San Diego is a sports mad town, we thought it would be timely and appropriate that we feature a member of the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints and San Diego native, Reginald Alfred Bush, our as he is known to his millions of fans, Reggie Bush. Born in 1982 and raised in San Diego, Reggie was a star wide receiver at Helix High School. In 2003, he was recruited by Pete Carrol of the University of Southern California where racked up a plethora awards including the Walter Camp Award (2005), Doak Walker Award (2005), AP Player of the Year (2005), SN Player of the Year (2005) All-American (2004, 2005). Bush was an All American in 2004 and 2005 and finished his collegiate career with college football’s highest honor, the Heisman Trophy in 2005. In 2006 he was the second player picked in the NFL draft, by the New Orleans Saints. He had a successful playing season in 2006 but was plagued by injuries in both the 2007 and 2008 seasons missing several games in both. The 2009 season was turning into another disappointment, again due injuries. However, at the NFC divisional playoffs against the Arizona Cardinals he had one of the best games of his career and continued to have solid performances all through the playoffs and Super Bowl.