USC Welcomes the Reinstatement of Reggie Bush’s 2005 Heisman

By | April 25, 2024

USC Welcomes the Reinstatement of Reggie Bush’s 2005 Heisman

LOS ANGELES – Today (April 24), the Heisman Trophy Trust re-presents the 2005 Heisman Memorial Trophy to former Trojan Reggie Busch to commemorate a historic day in college football.

“We are pleased to welcome Reggie Busch back to the Heisman family for his accomplishments in college,” said Michael Comerford, president of the
Heisman Trophy Trust. “Given the tremendous changes that have occurred in college sports over the past few years, we decided now is the perfect time to revive Reggie. We welcome him back.”

As part of the announcement, the Heisman Trust returned the trophy to Bush and the new one to USC. Busch will be invited to participate in future Heisman Trophy ceremonies, starting with the 90th Heisman Trophy Ceremony this fall.

Shortly after arriving at
USC, President Carol Folt brought Busch back to campus and encouraged his efforts to return.

“I’m happy for Reggie and the entire Trojan family. He won our hearts throughout a great career and deserves to be given back to the honor he deserves,” said Folt. “We look forward to celebrating with him and his family, and we are pleased to be able to stand with him as his advocates.”

“This is a special day for Reggie Busch and the entire USC community as we celebrate his return to the Heisman Trophy,” said USC Athletic Director Jen Cohen. “Reggie’s impact on USC and college football is unparalleled. He showed great patience and courage throughout this process and deserved all the awards and rewards he received. Thank you to the Heisman Trophy Trust for making this a reality.
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USC football coach Lincoln Riley said. “Reggie joining the Heisman family is a special moment for everyone involved with USC football. We are proud to have Reggie’s athleticism recognized as one of the greatest players of all time.

Busch’s return to the Heisman family allows him to rejoin the ranks of great Trojans who won the award: Mike Garrett (1965), OJ Simpson (1968), Charles White (1979), Marcus Allen (1981), Carson Palmer ( 2002), Matt Leinart (2004) and Caleb Williams (2022).

With the announcement of Busch’s return, USC officially became the nation with the most Heisman Trophy titles in college football.

Busch was first team All-American in 2004, all-purpose player in 2005, won Doc Walker Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year, Associated Press Player of the Year, The News News in 2005 . Player of the Year and Heisman Trophy winner. win the prize. In 2003, Busch was named to the American All-Rookie Team.

In three seasons at USC, Busch helped lead the Trojans to three national championships; Won the national championship by beating Michigan State 28-14 in the 2004 Rose Bowl and Oklahoma State 55-55 in the 2005 Orange Bowl -19. The Trojans are ranked #1. No. 1 and No. 1 in the AP’s last polls in 2003 and 2004. He lost just two games in three years, including a 41-38 loss to Texas in the Rose Bowl Texas, one of the most iconic games in the United States.

Busch broke the NCAA record for yards per carry with 7.3 yards per carry during his career, led the NCAA all-purpose rusher with 222.3 yards per game, and finished fourth nationally with 133.9 yards per game in 2005. Fresno State is ranked No. 2 in the NCAA yearbook.

A two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year, Busch was a member of three Pac-10 championship teams. Busch ranks second in league history with 2,890 goals scored in 2005, fourth with 6,552 goals scored in his career, and led the league in all-time goals in 2004 and 2005.

A two-time team MVP and team leader in 2005, Busch ranks fourth on USC’s career punt return yards (1,523) and fourth on USC’s career punt return yards list (559) and eighth on its career rushing yards list (559). 3.169) . He set a new USC record with 1,331 all-purpose goals in 2003. He returned 67 kickoffs for 1,523 yards and one touchdown and attempted 44 punts for 559 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a 52-yard field goal in his career.

Busch was selected second overall in the 2006 NFL Draft by New Orleans. Saints (2006-10), Dolphins (2011-12), Lions (2013-14), 49 Team (2015) and. Bills (2016). He was a first team All-Pro in 2008 and won Super Bowl 44 with the Saints in 2010.

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